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Address: 1-400 BSB
Phone: (319) 335-7606
Mentor: Adam Dupuy, PhD
Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame, BS
Year Entered Into Program: 2009 (MSTP) 2011 (PhD Program)
I am researching the genetics of gynecological
cancers. Currently I am exploring the role of Sox17 in contributing to the
increased glandular phenotype observed in endometrial cancer. Research in our
lab to date suggests this transcription factor is also involved in normal
glandular development in the uterus. I am also conducting a forward genetic
screen. Population data indicate that obesity, menopause, and hormone
replacement therapy are risk factors for the development of endometrial
cancer. i am exposing a cohort of mice to these factors and
collecting mutational data using insertional mutagenesis.
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