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R. Spencer Tong

B.A.


DPhil Student

By understanding normal tissue homeostasis, we can better elucidate the distinct processes that lead to malignancy. My interests lie in characterizing these clonal dynamics (inc. evolution) at a single-cell level and how they relate to aging, especially in the paternal germline.

I earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and trained with Prof. Todd Druley at the Washington University School of Medicine. While there, I helped develop tests that allowed for the detection of rare pre-leukemic and pre-relapse subclonal mutations.

I am currently reading for a DPhil in the Clinical Genetics group at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, with the supervision of Profs. Anne Goriely & Andrew Wilkie.

I hold the Oxford-Sir David Weatherall Scholarship and am grateful to Green Templeton College & the MRC WIMM for this support.