ABOUT CARRIE

My interest in science as a child became a passion for cancer research as a college student when many members of my family and a young friend were battling cancer. After earning a B.S in Biology, I completed a post baccalaureate  internship at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases where I gained practical experience in cancer research. This work inspired me to earn a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at The George Washington University, where I gained a true appreciation for the complexities of cancer and a desire to pursue an academic career. A postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute studying NF-kB signaling in ovarian cancer stem cells led to my current research program at SDSU, investigating mechanisms of cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and disease relapse.

 

Throughout my life I have had some of the best mentors, both personal and professional, helping me develop my passion into a career. I have also been fortunate enough to mentor a diverse group of talented students. I look forward to helping the next generation of scientists develop their passion while making innovative and vital discoveries to combat cancer and improve human health.

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Grad student 2009

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Assistant professor 2019

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ovarian Cancer

Understanding and targeting drug resistant cells to overcome chemoresistance and prevent recurrence

2012-2018

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Postdoctoral Fellow, Women's Malignancies Branch

Cancer Biology

Cancer stem cells and mechanisms that promote tumor cell heterogeneity

NF-kB signaling Pathway

Role of NF-kB signaling in supporting breast and ovarian cancer progression

2006-2011

The George Washington University

Institute for Biomedical Sciences

PhD, Molecular Medicine

2001-2004

George Mason University

BS, Biology

2004-2006

National Institute for Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, NIH

Postbaccalaureate Fellow