Her research is focused on Cancer Biology. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University. She continued her education at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California where she earned a masters and a doctoral degree in Anatomy. Her research work in the lab of Dr. Nathan Wall focused on cancer biology, specifically on the intercellular communication of cell-death proteins in cancer. She next completed two years of a post-doctoral position at Rutgers University in New Jersey in biomedical engineering under the tutelage of Drs. Prabhas Moghe and Vidya Ganapathy, and then transferred to the University of California, Irvine to further develop her training in translational cancer medicine with Dr. Maheswari Senthil. The focus of her lab at BYU is to improve the ability to visualize gastrointestinal tumors at all stages of development. Her work aims to facilitate diagnoses at earlier and more manageable stages of disease, as well as to enable regular monitoring of cancer progression and therapy response for more timely and accurate interventions.
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