Tin Tin Su was an undergraduate student at Mt. Holyoke College, received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco. She is currently a professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at CU Boulder, where her lab studies how cells and tissues recover after damage by high energy radiation such as X-rays. The group leverages their findings to improve radiation therapy of cancer. As a program leader at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Su is working to promote how research at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University benefit the population of Colorado. She feels privileged to be able to continue working in the lab herself, in addition to teaching and mentoring high school, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral researchers. When not in the lab, you may find Su gardening, hiking with her dogs and children or rappelling down a skyscraper to raise money for cancer research in Colorado.
I am interested in this program because I want to hear first-hand from the residents of Colorado’s diverse communities what their experience with cancer has been. And, I want to tell them about research at CU Boulder that will one day help all communities. ~Tin Tin Su
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