Dr. Dana Adel Mustafa
Dana Adel Mustafa is a biologist and a cancer researcher at Erasmus medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She mainly studies two of the most deadly cancers: pancreatic cancer and brain tumors. Her research aims to reveal the immune regulation and infiltration in various types of cancers. In addition, her group focuses in identifying circulating biomarkers for detecting the response to therapy. She is interested in cancer metabolism, and in connecting the metabolic and genomics maps. She has been using various -omics technologies to identify the new prevention targets. Following by the state-of-the-art organ-on-a chip and organoid models to validate the usefulness of the new discoveries. Working with and for people like patients and students is dr. Mustafa's drive. Therefore, she became an assistant professor and a group leader of the Tumor Immuno-Pathology (TIP) lab in 2017. She became a member of a big consortium of Oncolytic Viro-Immune therapy (OVIT) to create new therapeutic options for cancer patients. Dr. Mustafa strongly believe that we can make progress in the battle against this disease by extensive collaboration between various people, disciplines and institutions.