Daphne Papathomas joined the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (HREB) as a post-baccalaureate CRTA fellow in September 2012. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences, with minors in Spanish and International Area Studies, from Drexel University in June of 2012. As an undergraduate, Daphne carried out research at Drexel University’s Biomedical Engineering Department and as a Summer Fellow at the Spanish National Cancer Centre (CNIO) in Madrid, Spain. At the CNIO, she investigated the role of fatty acid synthase (FASN) as a regulator of the Warburg effect in breast tumorigenesis. This research experience stimulated her interest in the breast cancer field, and led her to join the HREB team of investigators studying the molecular epidemiology of breast cancer. Currently, she is working with Drs. Jonine Figueroa, Mark Sherman, and Gretchen Gierach on the Komen Tissue Bank and BREAST Stamp Projects.