Research Associate I
Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine
Tiffany Smith is a Research Associate responsible for the development of an orthotopic intracranial animal models of pediatric low-grade (PLGG) and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). She also utilizes flank injection models in nod scid gamma mice (NSG) to study the effects of MEK and m-Tor inhibitors or other potential therapies on cancer proliferation.
Before starting at CHOP in February of 2016, Tiffany spent the last 20 years working with various disease models in the fields of ophthalmology, psychopharmacology, and oncology. She was a part of developing a model for age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in the squirrel monkey and led the Department of Psychiatry’s in vivo microdialysis studies at the University of Pennsylvania for 14 years. Tiffany has extensive experience in aseptic surgical techniques and IACUC compliance for all current and future experimental studies.
Tiffany earned a BS in Environmental Health/Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. She also completed a graduate non-degree program in Bio-analytical Chemistry from Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is committed to the center’s common goal of discovering potential therapies to combat cancer, and more importantly to share that information with patients, clinicians and scientists throughout the world.