Primary Institution:Boston University School of Medicine
Current SEPA Project
Carla joined the CityLab team in 2000 to combine her passions for science, education, and business. She first entered a research laboratory through a National Science Foundation Student Science Training Program while a high school student in New York. One day after her high school graduation, she began work in a cancer research laboratory in New York, an experience that ultimately influenced her career path. She spent summer and winter vacations during her college years investigating the roles of viruses and biochemical modulators in cervical cancer.
After graduating from Tufts University with degrees in electrical engineering and Spanish, she began a long graduate school path that included studies at Dartmouth College (Masters in Biomedical Engineering), and University of Rochester (Masters of Business Administration). While in Rochester, Carla worked as an engineer for a surgical laser start-up company that designed devices to facilitate minimally invasive surgical procedures. She then decided to return to school to study cancer biology and earned her D.Sc. from Harvard University in 2000.
Carla has a long-standing interest in education. She has helped thousands of students to prepare for standardized entrance exams at all levels and has volunteered for several programs that encourage women to study science and engineering.
She currently holds an appointment at Boston University School of Medicine, where she is Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences & Education and Director of Research, CityLab. Her contact information there is as follows.
Boston University School of Medicine
72 E Concord St., A5
Boston, MA 02118
Associated SEPA Project(s)
CityLab and Urban Squash: A New Pathway to Achieve STEM Success
R25OD021899-01 : 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2021
CityLab Promotes Understanding of Clinical Trials
R25RR007591 : 09/28/2009 - 07/31/2014
CityLab: A Systems Approach to Biology — Phase I/II
R25RR007591-2 : 09/01/2004 - 07/31/2009
CityLab: Biotechnology Learning Laboratory
R25RR007591-1 : 09/30/1991 - 08/31/2003