Research and/or Creative Works

Dr. Guayasamin holds an honors undergraduate degree in Biological Chemistry from Wellesley College. She has a PhD in Experimental Pathology from Yale University, where her dissertation explored the enhancement of the antitumor activities of the oncolytic virus, vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), by inserting type III interferon into the viral genome to stimulate antitumor immunological activity in the tumor microenvironment. Dr. Guayasamin has focused on the teaching and mentoring of undergraduates across different scientific disciplines, including Neuroscience, Biology, and Chemistry, and will continue this work as a Lecturer in the Department of Biology.

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Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Molecular mechanisms of disease, oncolytic viruses, cancer biology and immunology, neurodegenerative disorders, and professional development and mentoring.


  • PhD, Experimental Pathology, Yale University
  • MPhil, Experimental Pathology, Yale University
  • BA, Biological Chemistry, Wellesley College


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Office Location:

Marsh Life Science 217A