Mara was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Ronald Evans at the Salk Institute studying pancreatic cancer from 2010-2016. She moved on as an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Department at Oregon Health & Science University from 2016-2022.

Recently, Mara relocated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she is a Professor of Cancer Biology & Genetics studying the tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer.

  • PhD (2006-2010)