Mushriq Al-Jazrawe, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Cancer Program, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Mushriq Al-Jazrawe is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Broad Institute. His research in desmoid tumors started when he was a graduate student at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Alman. Mushriq is interested in studying tumor development in the context of cellular heterogeneity and to understand why tumors driven by the same genomic events behave differently, with a particular interest in Beta-Catenin signaling. His doctoral studies in Toronto focused on the variable composition of desmoid tumor samples and the role of microRNAs and cell-cell communication. After moving to Boston for his postdoctoral work, under the mentorship of Dr. Jesse Boehm, Mushriq continued his interest in studying desmoid tumors. He is currently developing deep sequencing and imaging-based methods to enable rapid genetic and drug screening in patient samples without the need for an intermediate cell line generation step.