Marisa Hom, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Hom received her BS from UC Berkeley in Molecular Toxicology and her PhD from Stanford in Chemical and Systems Biology. After completing her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Eben Rosenthal’s lab where she made the transition from basic science to translational research and clinical trials. She helps Dr. Rosenthal to manage research projects and clinical trials centered around molecular-guided surgery and the use of labeled antibodies to assist surgeons in identify tumor margins and metastases. Dr. Hom hopes to develop a more highthroughput method for screening antibody-conjugation derivatives in a variety of cancers (head and neck, pancreas, breast) as well as explore other avenues to improve molecular guided surgery, such as technical improvements to imaging devices and exploring other targeted modalities (small molecule, peptide). Outside of science you can find her hiking with her dog, skiing in the winter, and going to CrossFit.