About Me

I am Professor of Cancer Biology and Associate Director for Basic Sciences for NCI-designated Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center. My research program is focused on understanding the biology of breast cancer, breast cancer brain metastasis, and glioblastoma, and use gained knowledge for developing novel more effective treatments for all three tumor types. In addition to running a well funded collaborative research program, I am actively training PhD and MS students, as well as, physician scientists.  

Educational Program Involvement

Cancer Biology PhD
Program Research Interest:
Cellular defense and metabolism, Aberrant signaling pathways in tumor cells, Cell growth and survival, Molecular cancer epidemiology, Gene-environment interactions, Cancer control

Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology PhD 
Program Research Interest: 
Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Cardiovascular Physiology and Hypertension, Regenerative Medicine, Neuro- and Behavioral Pharmacology, Cancer Therapeutics Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Lifespan Physiology.