BY Simona Colla, Ph.D.

Growing up in Italy, I found my happy place with science. Even when dealing with a challenging home life, science offered an escape. But I didn’t get my start in research until later in life.  

Now, as a principal investigator with my own lab at MD Anderson, I work with a talented group of researchers focused on myelodysplastic syndrome, specifically how it develops and becomes resistant to treatment. My lab is my life...

Myelodysplastic syndrome researcher Simona Colla, Ph.D., stands in the lab as other researchers work.