Dr. Dana Pape-Zambito has been named assistant professor of biology at University of the Sciences. She is teaching general biology lectures and laboratories for pharmacy students and a graduate level course in advanced cell biology.
In 2007 Dr. Pape-Zambito accepted a position at Fox Chase Cancer Center to study mechanisms of breast cancer development. In 2008 she was awarded a Susan G. Komen fellowship which allowed her to focus on benign breast disease. The purpose of this research was to determine if there are certain protein biomarkers that are more likely to be expressed in benign breast lesions that eventually progress to invasive breast cancer. She was also an adjunct professor at Arcadia University where she taught introductory biology laboratories.
Prior to her position at USciences, Dr. Pape-Zambito completed her bachelor’s in biology from the University of Delaware in 2000. She obtained her PhD in physiology within the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University in 2007. Her research focused on investigating the quantity and importance of estrogens in dairy products. At Penn State, she received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) pre-doctoral fellowship.
Dr. Pape-Zambito currently resides in Abington, PA, with her husband, Frank and daughter, Cecilia.