Dr. Markey is a physician-scientist, with a current research focus on the influence of the gastrointestinal microbiota on the complications of cancer therapy. She completed an MBBS/PhD program at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, in 2010, and has since continued to develop her interest in the immunological and infectious complications of stem cell transplantation and cancer therapy. Dr Markey moved to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, in 2018, and she is an attending physician on the Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation service.
An increasing amount of evidence supports the connection between microbes and human diseases. In this ses-sion we investigate the association between the microbiome and cancer and explore the unique opportunities for novel medical applications.