Professor of Biochemistry
Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Sonenshein received her BA from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, her PhD from MIT,and performed her postdoctoral work at Institut de Recherches Scientifiques sur le Cancer, Villejuif, France, Tufts University and MIT. She served on the faculty at Boston University for more than 30 years. At Boston University, she established and directed the Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Research Center, a center dedicated to determining the underlying causes of several diseases in women including breast cancer. Dr. Sonenshein’s laboratory was the first to demonstrate inappropriate activation of the NF-κB in cancers. Drs. Sonenshein, Sherr and Seldin have co-authored over 20 articles on breast cancer signaling pathways.