Student Lab Assistant
Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine
Anne Coyle is a Student Laboratory Assistant responsible for supporting the Preclinical Laboratory Research Unit’s efforts on the liquid biopsy project. This project focuses on biobanking of longitudinal biospecimens (cerebrospinal fluid, blood, urine and saliva) obtained from pediatric patients with CNS and solid tumors in the clinical/surgical setting, which are then incorporated into the CHOP D3b biofluids biobank. These specimens are made available for use in research projects investigating the development of non-invasive diagnostic tools.
Anne’s work includes collecting and processing specimens for biobanking, obtaining clinical data for active research projects and data analysis aimed to identify diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma for pediatric brain tumors. Through this work, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with the Bioinformatics
and Imaging units within the center.
Anne joined the D3b Center in October of 2021 to dedicate research time between her third and fourth year of medical school. During her undergraduate studies, she briefly worked in a neuroscience research lab and has had the opportunity to work on a few clinical research projects during medical school.
Anne completed a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University and is currently enrolled in an MD program at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, with an anticipated graduation in the Spring of 2024. She is incredibly inspired and motivated to be surrounded by members of the D3b team, the patients, and their families. Their passion, dedication and resilience are palpable and has greatly impacted her experience with research.
Anne is driven by the belief that the work being done in D3b is unique and necessary to improve care and find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Her hope is to be able to support these efforts through her research and continue to drive the center’s mission forward.