Sarice Boston was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Her curiosity sparked an interest in science at a young age and she knew by the seventh grade that she wanted to be a scientist. Her parents were supportive and encouraged her interest in science even as she headed to college. Sarice received a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Northeastern Illinois University and started work as a clinical trial coordinator at Rush University Medical Center. This research position reminded Sarice of her desire to help others through science leading to her completion of a Master’s of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Pharmacology from the University of South Florida (USF). At USF her work in brain cancer as well as the loss of family members to this debilitating disease led her to pursue interest in cancer drug discovery research. She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore. This path has allowed Sarice to use her knowledge and skills to help those suffering from cancer by learning more about the disease as well as identify new ways to target it for treatment.
In her spare time, Sarice enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends.