Rachel Wolfson is an MD/PhD candidate at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is originally from Okemos, Michigan, and graduated from Stanford University in 2011. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in the laboratory of David M. Sabatini, MD/PhD at MIT. For her research, she is studying the regulation of cell growth in response to nutrients, specifically amino acids, using biochemical approaches to characterize proteins involved in the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Further, she is interested in understanding the role of deregulation of this pathway in cancer.