Dr. Munster is a physician scientist who received her medical degree from the University of Bern, Switzerland. She completed her medical training at Indiana University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York where she then served on faculty as a breast cancer specialist prior to moving to the University of California, San Francisco, where she is Professor in Residence and Program Leader for the Experimental Therapeutics Program, as well as the Co-Leader of the Center for BRCA Research at Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her laboratory develops novel targeted cancer treatment strategies. Dr. Munster’s basic research also involves studies on heritable factors of tumor development and treatment. Her clinical mission is to more rapidly translate novel scientific discovery to patient care with a goal to allow patients with incurable cancer real time and broader access to scientific advances. Dr. Munster has published in numerous scientific journals and textbooks, and recently authored Twisting Fate, about her experience as an oncologist and cancer patient.