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Elsa Callen Moreu

Staff Scientist
Laboratory of Genome Integrity, CCR
National Cancer Institute
United States of America


Dr. Callen completed her B.S and M.S. degrees in Biology at the Universitat Autonoma in Barcelona, Spain and obtained her PhD in Genetics from the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at the same university. Her dissertation focused on the study of the biology of the Fanconi Anemia DNA repair-syndrome. In 2005, she joined Dr. Andre Nussenzweig’s group as a post-doctoral fellow where she has made major contributions in trying to dissect mechanisms involved in DNA double-strand break repair with a focus towards understanding the role of DNA damage and repair proteins as contributors to chemoresistance/sensitivity in breast and ovarian cancers. In 2009, Dr. Callen was converted to research fellow in 2009 and has been a staff scientist in the Laboratory of Genome Integrity since 2011. In 2015, Dr. Callen was promoted to the position of Associate Scientist within the Laboratory of Genome Integrity.

Research Interest

DNA damage and repair; Altering the balance between DNA repair pathways to overcome acquired resistance in breast cancer treatment; repairing DNA breaks and prevent tumorigenesis.

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