Congratulations to Corena Grant for defending her dissertation on April 12, 2019

On April 12, 2019, Cellular & Integrative Physiology graduate student Corena Grant (pictured above) presented her dissertation defense titled: Corena V. Grant Dissertation defense April 12, 2019‘Drug discovery for subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer’ to a lecture hall audience, whose members included her defense committee. She then went through a review of her dissertation and a question and answer process with the defense committee, before she was notified that she had successfully defended her dissertation and would be receiving her Ph.D.!  Corena is a PhD student and is located in Dr. Susan Mooberry’s lab. Dr. Mooberry’s research interest is dedicated to the discovery of more effective therapies for the treatment of cancer, primarily breast cancer. There are several aspects to our work including drug discovery, identification of the mechanisms of drug action, the nature of drug resistance, identifying rational drug combinations and elucidation of the signaling pathways by which microtubule targeting agents elicit their effects.

Corena grew up in Brockway, Pennsylvania where she attended the  University of the Sciences in Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology.  She joined the Physiology and Pharmacology Track in 2014 and her work was focused on natural product drug discovery for the targeted treatment of 2 types of rare cancers: triple negative breast cancer and pediatric cancer.  She studied under the direction of Dr. Susan Mooberry.  (pictured below)
Congratulations Corena Grant!!

Drug discovery for subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer
Dr Susan Mooberry (left-mentor) Corena Grant (right)


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