Franziska Michor is the winner of the 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Vilcek Prizes are given to “immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American society through their extraordinary achievements in biomedical research and the arts and humanities.”
Franziska grew up in Vienna, Austria. Her father, a mathematician, inspired her interest in math and science. Her mother, a nurse, instilled in her the desire to pursue a career devoted to human betterment.
Franziska is a professor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, where she leads a National Cancer Institute-sponsored Physical Science-Oncology Center aimed at using physical sciences to address intractable challenges in cancer biology. Her mathematical modeling efforts have deftly unraveled the dynamics of cancer cell evolution.
Visit Franziska at: http://michorlab.dfci.harvard.edu/index.php/people/franziska-michor