Dr. Van Rechem received her education at the University of Lyon I, France (BS in Cellular Biology and Physiology, Genetics) and at the University of Lille II, France (MS in Biological Sciences, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). She came to the United States for her post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School Department of Medicine, where she became an Assistant in Genetics and Instructor of Medicine in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Van Rechem was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Pathology at Stanford University.
Dr. Van Rechem is interested in the molecular impact of chromatin modifiers on disease development, with an emphasis on cancer. Her laboratory undertakes a cell-cycle specific angle to explore specific functions such as gene expression and replication timing. They also explore unconventional direct roles for these factors in the cytoplasm, with a focus on protein synthesis. Their ultimate goal is to provide needed insights into new targeted therapies.