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Join me for Coffee: Director of Translation Medicine and Biomarkers, Tooba Cheema

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This event series is exclusive to MASS AWIS members registered with National AWIS,
with paid Massachusetts chapter dues or a MASS AWIS student chapter member.

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MASS AWIS is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour at a coffee shop or café. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The upcoming ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event series will feature Tooba Cheema. If you would like to participate in this ‘Join Me for Coffee’ event, first complete the event application form. A committee will then review all applications and select 4-6 participants for each event. Selected applicants will be notified by email at least one week prior to the event. Upon selection notification, you will be required to formally register for the event and pay the registration fee via our secure website. Selected applicants who fail to complete registration on time forfeit the opportunity to participate.

Tooba Cheema

Director of Translation Medicine and Biomarkers

Tooba is the Director of Translational Medicine and Biomarkers at Oncorus where she is responsible for leading translational research and advancing the biomarker strategy of the immunotherapy platform of oncolytic viruses into the clinic.
Prior to Oncorus, Tooba has years of immuno-oncology experience helping advance T cell therapies in combination with antibodies for hematological and solid tumor indications at Unum Therapeutics, and biological characterization of biologics and biosimilars for autoimmune and oncology indications at Momenta Pharmaceuticals.
Tooba received her post-doctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital under the fellowship from the American Brain Tumor Association, evaluating combination therapies with oncolytic virus for the treatment of glioblastoma. Tooba received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and her Bachelors in Biochemistry from Tufts University. Tooba is also an active member and past-president of MASS AWIS serving to mentor and enhance the awareness and participation of women in science.

Application deadline: Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 11:55 PM
Application fee (upon acceptance): $5

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Join me for Coffee: Director of Translation Medicine and Biomarkers, Tooba Cheema


Friday, September 27, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Area 4 (Kendall Square)
500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.