Associate Chief Academic Officer – Fox Chase Cancer Center
Amanda Purdy, PhD, is a scientist and educator passionate about cultivating enthusiasm for scientific discovery. Trained as a research scientist: Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in genetics and cell biology from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in cell biology from the University of Colorado. After completing her PhD, Amanda specialized in the study of immunology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in northeast Philadelphia. Throughout her professional career, she has worked to foster the development of junior scientists and clinicians through experiential and didactic programming with a focus on building communication, mentorship, leadership, and science literacy skills. Amanda is currently the associate chief academic officer and the director of postdoc and graduate student program at Fox Chase, where she is responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating training programs. Beyond Fox Chase, Amanda is also co-vice chair of the Philadelphia chapter of Women In Bio, an organization devoted to "promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for all women in the life sciences".