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Michaela Reagan

Biomed Eng. Faculty Scientist II, MHIR

Dr. Michaela Reagan is a Faculty Scientist II at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has been the PI of the Reagan Laboratory at Maine Medical Center since 2015 and leads a team of researchers interrogating new targets for the blood cancer multiple myeloma, or other cancers within the bone marrow. She received her B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College (2006), Ph.D. from Tufts University in Biomedical Engineering in the field of breast cancer bone metastasis (2011), and did her post-doctoral research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in medical oncology researching multiple myeloma (2011-2015). She is currently a member of the Finance Committee American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, and is a past chair of the Women’s Committee for this society. She has carved out a unique niche in the myeloma field by studying the interaction of bone marrow fat cells (adipocytes) and tumor cells, which led to her NIH/NCI R37 and American Cancer Society grants that supported research into Fatty Acid Binding Proteins.