NAME: Vanessa Eaton
YEAR OF STUDY: Freshman
MENTOR(S): Dr. Bethtrice Thompson-Elliot
DEPARTMENT(S): RISE Program
SOURCE(S) OF TRAINING SUPPORT: RISE Program (NIH)
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