Monica Olcina del Molino
Next destination: Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University, USA
Originally from Spain, Monica joined the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology in 2009 from the University of Manchester with a 4-year first class degree in Pharmacy. She was in the first cohort of the Department of Oncology MSc in Radiation Biology as part of an MRC-funded 4-year programme in Radiobiology. Monica obtained a distinction in her MSc in 2010 and then started her DPhil project in the laboratory of Associate Professor Ester Hammond.
Monica’s research was well received and she generated 5 publications on the effects of hypoxia and DNA damage in cancer research in journals such asCell Cycle, Molecular Cell and Clinical Cancer Research. During her DPhil Monica’s research excellence was recognised by an MRC Centenary Early Career Award, numerous travel awards and poster presentation prizes.
Monica is now working as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Amato Giaccia, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University.