Why did you choose the UC Denver Cancer Biology
is a complex disease that comes in a wide array of forms and has a heavy impact
on the world. It has become such a
prominent issue that it really deserves a program of its own. I like the intense focus on cancer that this
program provides. I was also swayed by
the caliber and breadth of cancer research at this school.
What labs are you rotating in?
Paul Jedlicka, MD PhD
Doug Graham, MD PhD
Mary Reyland, PhD
Please describe you project?
project studies the role of PKCδ in head and neck
squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). PKCδ is classically known as an inducer of apoptosis and
hence, a tumor suppressor. But, in some
cancers (such as lung) PKCδ has been shown to have a
role in tumor promotion. Understanding
how PKCδ takes on such contrasting functions is key to establishing its impact in tumors. My project will focus on the particular role
of this signaling molecule in HNSCC.
Where did you attend undergraduate school and what was your
Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
What you did (if anything) between undergraduate and
Other school affiliated activities/clubs you are involved
What do you like to do outside of school?
Ice Hockey. Snowboarding.
What is your favorite thing about Colorado?
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