Anna Durrans is a Lung Cancer Research Specialist at Weill Cornell Medical College, with a background in Zoology, Animal Physiology, and Developmental Biology. She is originally from London, but moved to San Diego for a post-doc in 2004, and then came east in 2006 to Manhattan. She has studied frog mating calls in the mountains of Tanzania, and hibernating ground squirrels in central Canada. She now works with surgeons and fellow scientists to find ways to detect and target lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. In her spare time she loves volunteering at the American Museum of Natural History, writing about science for the public, and hiking. Anna is the Editor in Chief, and contributing author, of the AWIS-NY blog.
About the authors:
Amanda Weyerbacher, PhD
President of AWIS NY Metro Chapter, Analyst, inThought Research, and contributing author of AWIS-NY blog.
Bamini Jayabalasingham, PhD
Immediate Past President of AWIS NY Metro Chapter, Research Consultant, Office of School Health, NYC DOHMH, and editor of AWIS-NY blog.
Jesica Levingston MacLeod, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and contributing author of AWIS-NY blog
Anna Durrans, PhD
Past Editor in Chief, and contributing author, of the AWIS-NY blog, and Lung Cancer Research Specialist at Weill Cornell Medical College.