Shoshanna N. Zucker, Ph.D.
Shoshanna N. Zucker-Freundel graduated magna cum laude from Iona in 1989. From there, she explored the field of scientific research by first working at Columbia University and then pursuing her doctoral degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her graduate studies focused on regulation of the protein that causes multidrug resistance in cancer cells.
Shoshanna was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Buffalo in the area of gap junctions and cancer and continued on as a research assistant professor. She demonstrated how combinations of genetic manipulations, drug therapy and non-thermal plasma can selectively target melanoma cells. Shoshanna is currently an assistant professor at D’Youville College School of Pharmacy. There she closely supervises students in independent projects.
Shoshanna maintains an active research position at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She is currently pursuing translational research to promote future therapy for melanoma. In addition to her research, Shoshanna is very enthusiastic about teaching and is the course leader for first year PharmD students in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and she also instructs an Introduction to Collaborative Learning. Shoshanna is married to a pulmonologist, Dr. Anthony Frudel. She has two daughters.