Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Momen-Heravi is an Assistant Professor in the Columbia University Medical Center. She is a member of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. She completed several years of fundamental research in molecular biology and Immunology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Westminster, UK in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology. She also received an MPH degree from Harvard University, with a concentration in quantitative methods. Dr. Momen-Heravi’s research is focused on understanding the interplay between the immune system and tumors to identify actionable molecular targets for head and neck cancer and other solid tumor treatments; examining the role of extracellular vesicles/exosomes in metastasis and mediating cellular cross talk, and hacking this cross talk by genetic engineering to treat cancer. In addition, the laboratory is working on developing biomarkers and treatment response monitoring tools for the screening of patients with solid tumors who undergo immunotherapy.