Dora is a molecular and cell biologist who uses Deep Mutational Scanning (DMS) technology to study rare diseases with the goal of improving patient lives.Dora received her B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley (GO BEARS!) where she fell in love with pathology. Most recently, Dora managed the Bivona Lab at the University of California, San Francisco, where she utilized patient biopsies to establish 3D lung cancer organoids to study tumor evolution and treatment resistance.
When Dora is not deep in tissue culture or looking at her cells under a microscope, she likes taking her puppy on adventures. Pote is a silly 1.5yro labradoodle who happily takes up most of her free time. Dora also enjoys attending sporting events and may be slightly obsessed with all things Harry Potter.