Technical Writing and Editing
Co-authored and copyedited a review article on how glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive form of brain cancer, can bypass therapy designed to inhibit blood vessel growth, starving the tumor of oxygen and nutrients. In some cases, low oxygen turns on molecular pathways that promote tumor growth, including those that spur the development of new blood vessels.
Co-authored and copyedited a paper proposing a mechanism for the relapse pattern observed in GBM during therapy meant to inhibit the blood vessel growth protein VEGF. The mechanism involves a complex interaction between the receptors for the VEGF and c-Met proteins that triggers tumor cell invasion.
Helped write content for annual newsletter detailing department research highlights
Tumor Microenvironment Network (TMEN) U54 Grant (January 2011)
Played key role in editing a National Institutes of Health grant application for $7 million to establish a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research program to understand the dialogue between tumor cells and the brain environment in GBM