Boss Lady Spotlight: Madeleine Oudin

At Armoire, we’re casting a spotlight on some of the notable, powerful boss ladies in our community, and what being a boss lady means to them. Read on to learn all about Armoire member, Madeleine Oudin.

Who she is:

Oudin’s lab focuses on cancer biology and the tumor microenvironment (Anna Miller/Tufts University)

I am an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University. Here are a couple of pictures of me in my lab – wearing quite a few of my favorite Armoire purchased pieces. Research in my lab is focused on studying cancer metastasis, the dissemination of primary tumor cells to other organs in the body. Our goal is to identify novel treatment strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat breast cancer metastasis.

How she’s redefining the boss lady:

I am redefining what it means to be an engineering professor. When I walk around campus, many people think I am student or a visitor – they are often surprised when I tell them I am engineering professor and boss lady of my own research lab. I am not what people expect when they think of a scientist, an engineer or professor. My goal is to show young women that it does not matter what you look like or what you wear, if you are passionate about science and engineering, motivated to work hard and interested in solving problems, then you can be whatever you want. I love being a female engineer and inspiring my students to tackle complex challenges in cancer research.


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