Mark graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Integrative Biology in 2016. In the Werb Lab, Mark is interested in immunology with a focus on the immune profiles in breast cancer and metastatic lung cancer. Mark hopes to learn more about the tumor-immune cell interactions within the tumor microenvironment and the translational applications of drug therapy using mouse models.
Owyong M, Hosseini-Nassab N, Efe G, Honkala A, van den Bijgaart RJ, Plaks V, Smith BR. Cancer Immunotherapy Getting Brainy: Visualizing the Distinctive CNS Metastatic Niche to Illuminate Therapeutic Resistance. (2017) Drug Resistance Updates, 33-35, pp: 23-35.
Shao H, Cai L, Moller M, Issac B, Zhang L, Owyong M, Moscowitz AE, Vazquez-Padron R, Radtke F, Liu ZJ. Notch1-WISP-1 axis determines the regulatory role of mesenchymal stem cell-derived stromal fibroblasts in melanoma metastasis. (2016) Oncotarget, 7 (48), pp. 79262-79273.
Shabtaie SA, Wang B, Owyong M, Ruiz-Mesa C, Corrales-Medina FF, Rojas CP, Infante JC, Neville HL, Perez EA, Sola JE, Hogan AR. Neonatal kaposiform hemangioendothelioma of the spleen associated with Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon. (2016) Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 51 (6), pp. 1047-50.