Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks, PhD
Meghan is a Tampa native who got her first exposure to Moffitt Cancer Center through the summer Teen Volunteer Program. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Mechanical Engineering. During that time, she spent two of her summers developing her passion for biomedical research as a Moffitt SPARK Intern in the Biomedical Informatics Department with Dr. Steven Eschrich. Upon graduation, Meghan started her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta. There, under the mentorship of Dr. Manu Platt, she used computational methods to tease apart complex enzyme-on-enzyme interactions in intricate proteolytic networks upregulated in tissue destructive disease. In August 2017, Meghan returned to Moffitt as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department under the supervision of Dr. Philipp Altrock. Now her research focuses on using mathematical modeling to study single cell heterogeneity and clonal hematopoiesis in cancer. Outside of her research, Meghan is an avid Florida Gators football fan and enjoys spending time playing with her poodles, crafting, and curling.
Gregory Kimmel, PhD
Born and raised in NYC till I was 17. I moved to Florida with my parents my senior year of high school, and went to the University of Florida for undergrad. I then moved back to NYC for a year teaching chess and mathematics to children. Later, I went to Northwestern University, where I received my PhD in applied mathematics. I now work in Dr. Altrock’s lab in the IMO dept. where I work to develop mechanistic models using game theory that explain cancer progression and cancer treatment. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing racketball, beach volleyball and chess.