Rene Chee is a biologist who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in 2008, while she was a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford School of Medicine. Her training of more than a decade in the field of biology was applied to the most critical experiment of all, her own survival. She holds an M.S. in biological sciences from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, San Diego.
Edward Chee is an electrical and computer engineer by training. When his wife, Rene, was diagnosed with cancer one year after they got married, he became versed in cancer biology and medicine by immersing himself in scientific literature and consulting doctors and researchers. Taking on the roles of researcher, nurse and advocate, he has fought tirelessly to help Rene survive dismal odds. He holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.