2015 Great Immigrants Recipient

Franziska Michor
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Winner of the 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, Franziska Michor is a professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also the director of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Center. In her lab, she has created mathematical models on the molecular subtleties of cancer progression and drug resistance; these models have led to new cancer treatment regimens that are now being tested in patients. Born in Vienna, Austria, Michor was inspired by her father, a mathematician, and her mother, a nurse, to pursue her career in biostatistics. Updated July 2015