Vanessa Eaton

Vanessa Eaton

Vanessa Eaton

NAME: Vanessa Eaton

YEAR OF STUDY: Freshman

MAJOR(S): Biology

MENTOR(S): Dr. Bethtrice Thompson-Elliot

DEPARTMENT(S): RISE Program

SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: RISE Program (NIH)

HONORS: N/A

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: (brief description): In the lab, I am looking at prostate cancer cells derived

from African American men. I am observing the effects of TGFβ signaling on cell proliferation and cancer metastasis.

OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES: RISE-START (Summer of 2017) Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic

Development, Clark Atlanta University

CAREER ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS: I plan on getting my PhD and pursuing the area of oncology research. After completing my post-doctoral fellowship, I would like to work at NIH, the CDC, or a corporate company as a senior scientist, for example.

PUBLICATIONS: Elliott B, Zackery DL, Vanessa EA, Jones RT, Abebe F, Ragin CC, and Khan SA. Ethnic Differences in TGFβ Signaling Pathway May Contribute to Prostate Cancer Health Disparity (Submitted, Under Review).

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION: N/A

 

CONTACT

Email: rise@spelman.edu
Telephone: (404) 270-5713
(404) 270-5796
Address:
Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane S.W., Box 310
Atlanta, GA 30314

Campus Location:
Tapley 412

ABOUT RISE

The RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) program is a structured biomedical research-training program for the underrepresented minorities and women who desire to pursue a career in biomedical research.
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