Scientist: Pavitra Viswanath, Ph.D. Candidate
Pavitra grew up in Bangalore, India, and moved to the United States in 2016 to pursue her master’s degree in biomedical science in Dr. Faye Johnson’s lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center. With an ardent interest to study metastasis and the tumor microenvironment, she joined Dr. Alana Welm’s lab in 2019 as a PhD student. Her research is focused on studying the vicious cycle of bone metastasis and characterizing the pro-metastatic components of the bone microenvironment that drive breast cancer metastasis. When she is not in the lab, she loves hiking, exploring, and taking pictures of the scenic spots in the mountains.