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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:

I chose this program because the appointed faculty specialize in a wide range of disciplines, there is a collaborative atmosphere and the curriculum is focused in the area of cancer biology.

What labs you rotated in:

Jim Lambert, PhD
Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, MD
Jeff Holt, MD

What lab you joined and why:

I joined Scott Lucia's lab because I was interested in studying cancer from a unique perspective. Instead of studying cancer exclusively at the cellular or molecular level, our lab takes into account whole tissues and the complex interactions contained within.

Short description of your project:

I am investigating the role of the epithelial derived protein, prostate derived factor, in prostate cancer.

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

Chico State (CA)
Major: General Biology
Minor: Chemistry

What you did (if anything) between undergraduate and graduate school:

Basic science internship at the University of Arizona

Other school affiliated activities / clubs you are involved in:

Graduate Student Council and Alternatives in Science Club

What you like to do outside of school:

Play soccer, ski, play guitar, hike, run, jump, dance... or any combination of the above.

What is your favorite thing about Colorado:

Champagne powder.