Research Tech II
Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b)
Joshua Straka is a Research Technician responsible for conducting experiments related to testing/characterization of novel gene fusions with the aim of understanding the oncogenic role of both gene fusion partners. He is also responsible for conducting experiments designed to show response of fusion gene expressing cell lines to small molecule inhibitors.
Prior to joining CHOP in August of 2017, Joshua worked as a student researcher in the King Lab at Ursinus College, studying HIV Associated Neuro-cognitive Disorders (HAND).
Joshua earned a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. He is committed to utilizing his skills in a way that is meaningful to him in attempting to help children suffering from various brain tumors.