Jude Masannat, Ph.D., recently became a member of the UF Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is the first Ph.D. graduate to serve on the alumni board. Dr. Masannat worked in Dr. Daaka’s lab for five years. She is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.
“As the first PhD graduate to serve on the alumni board, I want to be a voice for my fellow researchers and help bridge the gap between MDs and PhDs. Although we follow different educational structures and career paths, we still rely on each other for the ultimate goal of improving human health. In the field of cancer research, immunotherapy is opening up a whole new world. That’s what I love about science: There’s so much to discover. When you publish something and everyone can see your work, it’s like, ‘OK,here’s another piece of the puzzle.’”
Source Article: https://floridaphysician.med.ufl.edu/2019/01/09/sounding-board/