Courtney Andersen studies the role of estrogen receptor-alpha in ovarian cancer.
Chris Barnes investigates the structural details by which transcription factor activity regulates RNA Polymerase II during the universal process of eukaryotic gene expression.
Soma Jobaggy studies nitrated fatty acid pharmacology and the antioxidant response in hypertensive end-organ damage.
Allison Nagle studies growth factor receptor signaling in breast cancer.
Eleanor Johnston
Predoctoral Fellow

 BS/BA,  Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

Funding Source
Wistar Morris Cotswold Foundation Fellowship

Faculty Mentor
Christopher Bakkenist, PhD
Hillman Cancer Center 2.6
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I research the use of ATR and ATM DNA damage signaling kinase inhibitors in optimizing standard-of-care radiation and chemotherapy non-small cell lung cancer treatments.

Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings

Outcomes:  Time to disseration, last five graduating clasess:  4.5 years, Completion Rate: 84.8%

Ranked #12 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty two consecutive years

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