Medical student at University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ultimate professional goal is to provide care and improve quality of life for patients through personalized medicine and translational research. Professional interests include breast and gynecologic cancers, specifically lifestyle risk factors in preventing this disease. Masters research project looked at implications of breastfeeding in development of triple negative breast cancer. Undergraduate research focused on tumor suppressor properties of miR-29b. With more than seven years of combined research experience, both clinical and bench-side, I value myself as incredibly motivated, meticulous, and goal-driven individual.
Currently, as a medical student, I continue to study parity and breastfeeding as they relate to breast cancer prevention in high risk women. In addition, my research also addresses breast cancer disparities in incidence and mortality among African-American women.
Specialties: Executing clinical trial protocols; IRB submissions and regulatory; venipuncture; patient charting, recruiting and screening; FDA/sponsor regulatory and compliance; DNA recombination; histological staining such as immunohistochemistry (IHC) and co/immunofluorescence(IF and co-IF); Flourescence-activated cell sorting (FACS); maintaining mouse colony, breeding, etc.; Western blotting; stable/transient transfection; PCR; qRT-PCR; DNA/RNA/protein isolation, estimation, and purification; cell culture; various cell-based assays such as migration assays, cell apoptosis assays, cell survival and proliferation assays, colony formation assays, and protein kinase activity assay; primary T cell isolation; ELISA; gel filtration chromatography.