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Cancer Biology Program Students

Erica Goddard

Why did you choose the UC Denver Cancer Biology Program?
The recruitment experience was by far the best one I had, the facilities are all very new, the campus
has a young vibrant and exciting feel to it, and you can’t beat the location… right against the Rocky Mountains!
What labs are you rotating in?
I rotated in Twila Jackson’s, Jennifer Richer’s, and Pepper Schedin’s labs and joined Pepper Schedin’s
Please describe you project?
I am looking at the possibility that the involuting mammary gland is able to prime secondary sites as metastatic niches, or that these metastatic niches arise due to systemic effects of involution as a means to understand why women diagnosed with breast cancer in the postpartum period generally have increased incidence of metastatic disease and decreased overall survival when compared to non-postpartum breast cancer diagnoses.
Where did you attend undergraduate school and what was your major/minor?
University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!), B.S. in microbiology
What you did (if anything) between undergraduate and graduate school?
I traveled to Brazil and lived out of a backpack for 3 months while exploring the South American  eastern coast-line.
Other school affiliated activities/clubs you are involved in?
What do you like to do outside of school?
Play soccer, bike, hike, travel, and learn new outdoor activities
What is your favorite thing about Colorado?
The mountains
Your contact information-
office number 303 724 3845