Susan Bullman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, WA, USA.
Dr. Susan Bullman is an Assistant Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle where her research group investigates the role of the microbiota in gastrointestinal cancers.
In 2009 she obtained her BSc in Biomedical Science between Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork. She gained her PhD in 2013 from the Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, where her research centered on gastrointestinal pathogens. She transitioned to examine the role on the microbiota in bowel cancer during her postdoctoral research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
In 2018, stemming from her postdoctoral research works on the microbiota in bowel cancer, she was named as a STAT Wunderkind, which predicts the next generation of leaders in their fields.
Subsequently she was appointed as independent faculty, Instructor in Medicine, at Harvard Medical School before joining the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as Assistant Professor in 2019. Dr. Bullman’s laboratory, funded by the US National Cancer Institute, studies the translational impact of the intratumoural microbiota and aims to delineate specific mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of microbe-associated human cancers.