Dr. Sachi Horibata is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Precision Health Program at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU). Her laboratory works on understanding the development and evolution of cancer drug resistance and the identification of therapeutic targets for personalized medicine.

Prior to MSU, Dr. Horibata received her postdoctoral training at National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Gottesman where she characterized heterogeneity in acute myeloid leukemia patients. Dr. Horibata received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Cornell University where she investigated how posttranslational modification promoted breast cancer metastasis and resistance to hormone therapy.

Research Interests:

  • Cancer drug resistance
  • Tubulin biology
  • Personalized medicine
  • Genomics
 
Assistant Professor
Precision Health Program
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
 

Achievements:

  • 2020 Top 1 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health
  • 2020 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2020 1st place winner of the 3-Minute Thesis Competition, Sallie Rosen Kaplan Program, National Institutes of Health
  • 2020 2020 Summer Research Mentor Award, National Institutes of Health
  • 2019 Sallie Rosen Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women Scientists, National Institutes of Health
  • 2018 Career Mentoring Advantage Program Fellow, National Cancer Institute
  • 2016 1st place winner of the 3-Minute Thesis CompetitionCornell University
  • 2016 Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training Award, Cornell University
  • 2015 College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Graduate Education Travel Award,
    Cornell University
  • 2015 Center for Vertebrate Genomics Travel Award, Cornell University
  • 2015 Caroline Coffey Fund Travel Award, Cornell University
  • 2015 Bicknese Family Prize
  • 2014 Genomics Scholars Award for exceptional promise in genomics research, Cornell University
  • 2014 2nd Place Best Oral Presentation Award, Biological and Biomedical Sciences Symposium, Cornell University
  • 2014 Cornell Graduate Student Conference Grant Award, Cornell University
  • 2014 Center for Vertebrate Genomics Scholarship
  • 2014 College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Graduate Education Travel Award, Cornell University
  • 2014 Center for Vertebrate Genomics Travel Award, Cornell University
  • 2014 Daversa Family Scholarship
  • 2012 2nd Place Best Poster Presentation Award, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University
  • 2012 Comparative Cancer Biology Grant
  • 2011 1st Place Award Winning Poster Presentation, Biological and Biomedical Sciences Symposium
  • 2011 Cornell Graduate Student Conference Grant Award