Mentor: Peter Park, PhD
Doga Gulhan received her PhD in 2016 from the MIT Physics Department, where she was working with the Relativistic Heavy Ion Group. Gulhan’s work was focused on development of analysis software, algorithms and data analysis. She studied the properties of quark-gluon plasma, a form of matter that was first created shortly after the Big Bang and is now brought about by collisions of heavy ions at research facilities such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research). After her graduation from MIT, she continued her research on this topic as a Research Fellow at CERN before joining the Park Lab in 2017. She is now working on signatures of mutational processes in human cancer, while learning about a brand new research field.