Carla Romney, DSc
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medical Sciences & Education

MBA, University of Rochester
ME/MEng, Dartmouth College
DSc, Harvard University

Carla joined the CityLab team in 2000 to combine her passions for science, education, and business. She first entered a research laboratory through a National Science Foundation Student Science Training Program while a high school student in New York. One day after her high school graduation, she began work in a cancer research laboratory in NY, an experience that ultimately influenced her career path. She spent summer and winter vacations during her college years investigating the roles of viruses and biochemical modulators in cervical cancer. After graduating from Tufts University with degrees in electrical engineering and Spanish, she began a long graduate school path that included studies at Dartmouth College (Masters in Biomedical Engineering) and University of Rochester (Masters of Business Administration). While in Rochester, Carla worked as an engineer for a surgical laser start-up company that designed devices to facilitate minimally invasive surgical procedures. She then decided to return to school to study cancer biology and earned her D.Sc. from Harvard University in 2000.

Carla has a long-standing interest in education. During the past 13 years, she has helped thousands of students to prepare for standardized entrance exams at all levels and has volunteered for several programs that encourage women to study science and engineering. She is now running Symmetry Learning, a company that develops and markets an innovative inquiry-based science education program for grades K-8.

CityLab Promotes Understanding of Clinical Trials
09/28/2009 - 07/31/2015 (Co-PI)
PI: Carl Franzblau, PhD
NIH/Office of the Director

CityLab Promotes Understanding of Clinical Trials
09/28/2009 - 07/31/2014 (Co-PI)
PI: Carl Franzblau, PhD
NIH/National Center for Health Research Resources

Expanded Access to Biotechnology for Students with Disabilities
11/01/2005 - 10/31/2009 (PI)
National Science Foundation

City Lab Experience for Youth with Disabilities
11/01/2003 - 10/31/2005 (PI)
National Science Foundation

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Allgaier RL, Shaafi-Kabiri N, Romney CA, Wallis LA, Burke JJ, Bhangu J, Thomas KC. Use of Predictive Modeling to Plan for Special Event Medical Care During Mass Gathering Events. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 Jun 06; 1-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31169107.
  2. Lufler RS, Zumwalt AC, Romney CA, Hoagland TM. Effect of visual-spatial ability on medical students' performance in a gross anatomy course. Anat Sci Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb; 5(1):3-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22127919; DOI: 10.1002/ase.264;.
  3. Lufler RS, Zumwalt AC, Romney CA, Hoagland TM. Incorporating radiology into medical gross anatomy: does the use of cadaver CT scans improve students' academic performance in anatomy? Anat Sci Educ. 2010 Mar-Apr; 3(2):56-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20213692; DOI: 10.1002/ase.141;.
  4. Romney CA, Paulauskis JD, Nagasawa H, Little JB. Multiple manifestations of X-ray-induced genomic instability in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. Mol Carcinog. 2001 Nov; 32(3):118-27. PMID: 11746824.
  5. Romney CA, Paulauskis JD, Little JB. X-ray induction of microsatellite instability at autosomal loci in human lymphoblastoid WTK1 cells. Mutat Res. 2001 Jul 1; 478(1-2):97-106. PMID: 11406174.

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Bar chart showing 5 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2001


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