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Student Spotlight - Sydney Fobare

Marcus Harrigan 

Sydney Fobare
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Franklin, TN


Research interests:

Cancer biology, immunology, and epigenetics

Awards, honors, publications:

University Fellowship at The Ohio State University

Caro AA, Davis A, Fobare S, Horan N, Ryan C, Schwab C. Antioxidant and pro-oxidant mechanisms of (+) catechin in microsomal CYP2E1-dependent oxidative stress. Toxicology in Vitro. Toxicology in Vitro. 54: 1-9, 2019.

Medical Scientist Training Program Leadership and Academic Achievement Award at The Ohio State University

Miller CR, Ruppert AS, Fobare S, Chen TL, Liu C, Lehman A, Blachly JS, Zhang X, Lucas DM, Grever MR, Tallman MS, Flinn IW, Rassenti LZ, Kipps TJ, Sampath D, Coombes KR, Hertlein EK. The long noncoding RNA, treRNA, decreases DNA damage and is associated with poor response to chemotherapy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Oncotarget. 8(16): 25942-25954, 2017.

​Long term goals/aspirations:

Manage a laboratory that developments new therapeutics and transfers these treatments to the clinic

​Post MSTP Training dream job:

To work as a hematologist at an academic medical center to care for patients and mentor the next generation of physician-scientists


What you enjoy outside of school:

Playing soccer, running, reading

A talent you have always wanted:

To be able to sing on key

Favorite quote:

    “Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” – Ellen DeGeneres


Favorite book:

     Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Can't live without:


If you weren't in MSTP, what would you be doing now?

Working at a Premier League Football club