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Cancer Biology Program Students

Year you started the UC Denver Cancer Biology Program:


Why you chose the UC Denver Cancer Biology Program:

The faculty group at UCDenver is very strong and there were many labs that interested me.  The campus is new and amazing, with many resources available to students.

What labs you rotated in: 

Jennifer Richer, PhD

Paul Jedlicka, PhD

What lab you joined and why:

Dr. Jedlicka's lab.

Short description of your project:

I am studying Ewing's Sarcoma, which is a pediatric bone cancer.  My project focuses on defining the role that various microRNAs play in the oncogenesis of this type of malignancy.

Where you attended undergraduate and what your major / minor(s) were:

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Major: Biology

What you did (if anything) between undergraduate and graduate

I worked in a lab at UMSL studying splicing factors in yeast.  I also traveled through parts of Europe and went to Hawaii.

Other school affiliated activities / clubs you are involved in:


What you like to do outside of school:

Spending time with friends and family, concerts, traveling, reading philosophy, hiking.

What is your favorite thing about Colorado?

The mountains allow you to be active year round.  During the summer you can hike, and during the winter you can ski; there are many fun places close enough to go on a weekend trip.