Swartz Group: Margo MacDonald

Ph.D. Student

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Exploring the role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in the tumor microenvironment and examining how the biomechanical properties of the tumor microenvironment impact immunotherapy response.


Margo received her B.A. in Physics and Biophysics and her M.S. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Biophysical Sciences program and is co-advised by Melody Swartz and Margaret Gardel. Outside of the lab, she is a member of GRIT and the Women in Biological Sciences group at UChicago.

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