Company: University of Washington School of Medicine
Job title: Professor of Medicine
Dr. Becker is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she is a member of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. She is also a Member of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an Attending Physician in Hematologic Malignancies at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She received an AB degree magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard University, and her medical degree at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health Sciences and Technology Program. She earned her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She trained in Internal Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in Hematology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is a current member in numerous professional societies including the American Society of Hematology, American Society for Clinical Oncology, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy. She is an author on more than 125 peer-reviewed journal publications. Her research focuses on the mechanisms by which blood cancers are resistant to drug treatments, and how molecular data and functional screening against drug panels can optimize cancer therapy for individual patients.