Charlotte Kuperwasser, PhD

Charlotte Kuperwasser, PhD

Director, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Convergence Laboratory 
Professor Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine                                             Investigator, Molecular Oncology Research Institute (MORI)

Dr. Kuperwasser is an internationally recognized researcher with expertise in the biology of cancer stem cells, the cell subset likely responsible for cancer relapses and ultimately death, and in the role of the tumor microenvironment in malignant cell growth. She pioneered the development of a unique and enormously powerful mouse model in which discarded normal human breast cells are transplanted into the mammary glands of mice to study how these cells influence outgrowth of cancerous cells.