Alexandra Demetriou joined the Ellison Institute in 2015 as a research assistant in the Mumenthaler Lab, where she studied how factors in the tumor microenvironment contribute to therapeutic resistance in non-small cell lung cancer. After earning a Master’s in specialized journalism with a focus on health writing, she returned to the Institute to work in research communications and help share the Institute’s mission and discoveries with the public.
Alexandra is currently conducting research on glioblastoma multiforme under Dr. Jerry Lee, the Ellison Institute's Chief Science and Innovation Officer. She is a medical student and plans to dedicate her career to working with cancer patients. A fun fact about Alexandra is that she did competitive Greek dance for 20 years and worked as a Greek dance instructor in college. In her free time, she likes reading, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.