Sandra S. McAllister, PhD

Sandra S. McAllister, PhD

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Dr. McAllister is an Associate Scientist in the Hematology Division at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed her Ph.D. studies in molecular and cellular biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She joined Robert Weinberg’s laboratory at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research as a postdoctoral fellow where she established new pre-clinical models to study breast cancer pathophysiology. She joined the faculty of Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2009, and is also an affiliate member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, an associate member of the Broad Institute, and a member of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. McAllister studies breast cancer metastasis and focuses her research efforts on identifying physiological processes that contribute to disease progression. Her team’s findings are providing new opportunities for target identification and therapeutic intervention. Dr. McAllister is an American Cancer Society Scholar, the 2013 recipient of the AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award, and was presented with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Obama in 2014.