Brooke McKnight

Brooke McKnight
4th Year

Dissertation Mentor: Nerissa Viola-Villegas, Ph.D.

Research Focus:

Investigate diagnostic and predictive imaging tools for monitoring solid tumor response to treatment

Grants, Awards & Scholarships:
2017 - 2018 Ruth L. Kirschenstein Research Training Recipient (T32-CA009531), Wayne State University
2016 - 2017 Student Representative, Cancer Biology Program at Wayne State University
2016 Cancer Biology Student Scholar Travel Award, Wayne State University
2016 - 2017 Ruth L. Kirschenstein Research Training Recipient (T32-CA009531), Wayne State University
2016 Immunology Program Travel Grant, Wayne State University
2016 Cancer Biology Student Scholar Travel Award, Wayne State University
2015 Cancer Biology External Grant Award, Wayne State University
2014 Graduate School External Fellowship Award, Wayne State University
2014 Cancer Biology Director's Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine
2014
First Place Poster Presentation - Scientista Symposium, Mass. Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Abstract: Pancreas specific SEC23B deficiency results in pancreatic degeneration in the mouse
2014 UROP Travel Award, University of Michigan For travel to Scientista Symposium
2013 University Honors Designation, University of Michigan

Professional Development/ Committees:
2017 Cancer Biology Recruitment Planning Committee
2017
Cancer Biology Symposium Planning Committee
2016
American Association of Immunology (AAI) Introductory Course in Immunology
2014-2015 Publicity Coordinator, Graduate Student Research Day at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2014 Co-Director and Founder, Scientista Foundation at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Publications:

Khoriaty R, Vogel N, Hoenerhoff M, Zhu G, Everett L, Nelson B, Durairaj H, McKnight B, Zhang B, Ernst S, Ginsburg D, Williams J.A. SEC23B is essential for pancreatic acinar cell function in adult mice (2016). Under Review.

Khoriaty R, Everett L, Chase J, Zhu G, Hoenerhoff M, McKnight B, Vasievich MP, Zhang B, Williams J, Maillard I, Ginsburg D. Pancreatic SEC23B Deficiency is Sufficient to Explain the Perinatal Lethality of SEC23B Deficient Mice (2016). Scientific Reports. 6:27802.

Education:
B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan

Hometown:
Novi, Michigan