Dr. Baker received her PharmD degree from the University of California at San Francisco, and her PhD degree in Medicine from the Erasmus University. She was an Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University and then an Associate Member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital before moving to Ohio State University (OSU) in 2015. Dr. Baker currently holds the Gertrude Parker Heer Chair in Cancer Research, and is Professor and Chair of the Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy, and Associate Director of Shared Resources in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at OSU. In research, she focuses on cancer pharmacology, and translational therapeutics and drug resistance in acute myeloid leukemia. Dr. Baker has published over 170 peer-reviewed original research articles. She has served on multiple NIH Study Section and Review Panels and is currently a chartered member of the Developmental Therapeutics Study Section at the NCI. She has held editorial board appointments with various journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Baker has mentored over 30 postdoctoral PhD, PharmD and MD researchers and undergraduate students, with many of them now working at academic institutions and in industry.