Rose was born in Beijing, China and moved to the US when she was 9. After graduating summa cum laudefrom Duke University with a BS in chemistry in 2010, she completed her MD and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where her PhD dissertation identified common genetic risk factors underlying ten pediatric autoimmune diseases in a study of >40,000 patients and the creation an international consortium on the genomics of organ transplant rejection.
Rose is currently completing her residency in radiation oncology at the University of California San Francisco. Clinically, her interest is in genitourinary oncology, particularly prostate and bladder cancers. She is also passionate about patient advocacy and palliative care for patients with advanced and metastatic cancer, particularly those with limited access to care. In addition, she is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Prof Allan Balmain, where she is a member of the Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge Mutographs Project. Her work focuses on identifying cancer genome mutation patterns from non-canonical etiologies, including signatures of radiation-, chemotherapeutic-, and environmentally-related cancers, such as obesity and inflammation. Her long-term research interest is in investigating the mechanism through which environmental exposures, such as from radiation and inflammation, impact genome stability and cancer risk.
Rose’s research work has resulted in first author publications in the Nature Medicine, Nature Communication, and Science Signalingas well as over 50 coauthored manuscripts in such journals as Nature, Science, Am. J. of Human Genetics, Neurology, Nature Neuroscience, and the Lancetas well as several patents. She has won research awards and given talks at the American Society for Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium/American Association for Cancer Research and the World Lung Cancer Symposium, among others. Rose is the recipient of a number of grants and patents including the CHOP Distinguished Research Trainee award, the NIH NRSA individual pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and the UCSF Mount Zion Health Fund for patient care improvement.
In her free time, Rose enjoys writing poetry, traveling the world, playing the piano, and horseback riding. She is a British literature and Renaissance art enthusiast.