Emily Girsch

Emily Girsch
3rd Year

Dissertation Mentor: Aliccia Bollig-Fischer, PhD

Research Focus:
Obesity and Breast Cancer

Grants, Awards, Scholarships:
Komen for the Cure Graduate Training in Disparities Research Program Fellowship 2017-2018
Cancer Biology Director's Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2015
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Elizabethtown College, 2015
Dr. Charles S. Farver-Apgar Memorial Biology Scholarship, 2014                                    
Elizabethtown College Biology Departmental Achievement, 2013/2014                                           
Beta, Beta, Beta, National Biological Honors Society, 2014
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, 2012   

Professional Development & Committees:

Cancer Biology Symposium planning committee 2016
American Association for Cancer Research Associate Member 2016-present


BaoBao, B., Mitrea, C., Wijesinghe, P., Marchetti, L., Girsch, E., Farr, R. L., Boerner, J., Mohammad, R., Dyson, G., Terlecky, S.R., & Bollig-Fischer, A. (2017). Treating triple negative breast cancer cells with erlotinib plus a select antioxidant overcomes drug resistance by targeting cancer cell heterogeneity. Sci Rep, 7, 44125. doi:10.1038/srep44125

Girsch, E.A., McDevitt, D., Lord, K., Lehman, S., and Cavender, J.F. (in press) Simian Virus 40 Large T Antigen-mediated transactivation of the cyclin A promoter is independent of p53 and TBP binding functions. BIOS.

Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology (Drexel 4+1 Molecular Medicine Master's Program)
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, May 2015  

Harrisburg, PA