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Tiffany S. Ma


DPhil Student

  • Oncology Student Network Officer/ Blog Editor
  • St Cross College SRC Diversity Officer

Research Summary

My research focuses on studying the links between two major cellular stress pathways, the unfolded protein  response (UPR) and the DNA damage response (DDR), in tumour hypoxia. Hypoxic tumours are known to be radio- and chemotherapy resistant and are associated with metastasis and poor patient prognosis. I am interested in understanding how these two pathways interact to promote tumour survival and malignancy. 


I graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology (2017) and minors in Bioengineering and Gender & Women's Studies. I then completed my Masters in Translational Medicine (2018), a joint degree between UC Berkeley and UC  San Francisco, during which I worked for an early stage medical device start-up.