Joseph Sedlak

Joseph Sedlak

4th Year Graduate Student in Biophysics
MD-PhD Student/ Harvard Medical School
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I'm driven by a deep conviction that the decades I invest in research will tangibly improve the lives of people with cancer. As such, my interest is broadly in translational cancer research that shows enormous promise in having an impact in the clinic. As a student in the Ralph Weissleder and Hakho Lee Labs, I am working on creating diagnostics to monitor cancer therapy and screen for cancer using several biomarkers. One biomarker of particular interest is extracellular vesicles, which are likened to treasure troves of neatly packaged proteins and nucleic acids waiting for us to develop tools to dissect to non-invasively monitor cancer from blood samples. My thesis research will focus on finding new ways to analyze extracellular vesicles and leverage their information for clinical diagnostics.
 
For fun, I enjoy long runs through the Charles River Esplanade, especially on cool autumn days and accompanied by friends. I also enjoy reading books to lift my spirits and hiking through the White Mountains.

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