Allison Cleary for her essay, "Teamwork: The Tumor Cell Edition." Originally from Denver, Colorado, Cleary completed her undergraduate degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at the University of Colorado where she was first introduced to basic science research. From there, she continued her studies at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in their combined M.D./Ph.D. program. While at Penn State, she completed her Ph.D. thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Edward Gunther, studying mammary gland physiology and breast cancer. She is currently finishing up her M.D. degree and is in the process of applying to Pathology Residency Training Programs on the Physician-Investigator Track.