Margo MacDonald

PhD candidate

Current Research

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My work explores the role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in the tumor microenvironment and examining how the biomechanical properties of the tumor microenvironment impact immunotherapy response. Recently, I have also been investigating the role NETs and lymphatic clotting play in severe cases of COVID-19.

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Margo received her BA in physics and biophysics and her MS in physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. She is pursuing a PhD 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.