Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Senior Computational Fellow Andrea Moffitt was selected as a 2021 Leading Edge Fellow for her research on personalized genomic tools that help guide cancer therapies. She will present her work, including ultra-sensitive detection of residual disease in leukemia and pancreatic cancer, at the virtual 2021 Leading Edge Symposium.
Leading Edge is an initiative to improve gender diversity in the life sciences by providing women and non-binary postdocs with a platform to present their work. The network also offers opportunities for mentorship and career development training from world leaders in biomedical research. The Leading Edge Fellow program is inclusive to all women, including cis women, trans women, and non-binary people comfortable in spaces for women.
Moffitt joined CSHL in 2017 as a postdoctoral fellow in the labs of CSHL Associate Professor Dan Levy and CSHL Professor Michael Wigler. She is the professional development chair of the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group at CSHL and a mentor for the New York Academy of Sciences “1000 Girls, 1000 Futures” program. Moffitt says she is “thrilled to be recognized as part of the 2021 Leading Edge Fellow cohort,” and she looks forward to the connections and opportunities this program will provide her.