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Sue Lee Mossman


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Sue Lee Mossman


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Biologist thrives by helping others

What Sue is doing at this time of her life reflects how she was raised and what she encountered along the way. Children of Chinese immigrants, she and her siblings grew up helping parents in a hand laundry from the time they were five. It was hard work and long hours for everyone. She feels thankful for every minute that has happened since then that is not that life.  Her parents pushed them to work hard at their education because as a minority that was the way out of such a grinding life. They did not expect that things would fall into place easily and took nothing for granted. Each pursued educations resulting in different professions which widened their perspectives.  

Sue chose biology and spent a career as tenured faculty. Being a breast cancer survivor, and having a spiritual background of Catholicism and later Unitarian Universalism have played a significant role in what she does now which is to support cancer prevention and care for patients through research, sharing findings, and supporting patients on their journey. 

"I am a people person. My wonderful family and the friends I have now - their love, support and friendship energize me. I'm grateful that I'm able to do what I do. It's also a gift to live in such a beautiful place on this planet. And that too is energizing for me."