Personal Statement

I am a pathologist and a molecular and cell biologist trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Since 2007, I have been on the faculty at Harvard University and currently hold an academic appointment as associate professor at Cedars-Sinai. My Di Vizio Laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of progression to advanced disease in human tumors with a particular emphasis on large oncosomes. We are also focused on extracellular vesicles (EVs) shed into the extracellular space from fast migrating and metastatic amoeboid cancer cells. My team is currently profiling the large oncosomes and other EV populations by next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry. The National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense and Avon Foundation all provide financial support for work in the Di Vizio Lab.