Allison Mitchell

/students/mitchell_allison2_.jpgAllison Mitchell
(Graduated 12/03/2020) 

Dissertation Mentor: Guojun Wu, Ph.D. 

Grants, Awards, Scholarships:

2020 - Winner Leonard N. Simon's Award for Exemplary Research and Scholarship Achievement
Jan 2019 - Present NCI F31 Fellowship (1F31CA236245-01), The role of the MLL/KMT2 core complex in directing FOXQ1 activity for triple negative breast cancer progression.
Sept 2018 NIH T32 Training Fellowship (Awarded), Wayne State University, Detroit MI
2018 Second Place Poster Presentation, Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
2017 - 2018 Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Training Recipient (T32-CA009531), Wayne State University
2017 Third Place Poster Presentation, Karmanos Cancer Institute Trainee/Junior Research Retreat, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit MI
2017 First Place Poster Presentation, 6th Annual Cancer Biology Research Symposium, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
2015 Cancer Biology Director's Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine
2015 Cancer Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2012-2015 Dean's List, Northern Michigan University
2012 Excellence Award, Northern Michigan University


2018 - Present  In Silico Computational Biology Student Organization, Co-President, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
2018 - Publicity Chair, Graduate Student Research Day Committee, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
2019 - Present American Association of Cancer Research, Associate Member                             
2015 - 2019 The American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology           


Meng, F.*, Wu, L.*, Mitchell, A.V., Block, C. J., Lui, J., Zhang, H., Lu, Q., Song, W., Zhang, B., Chen, W., Hu, J., Wang, J., Yang, Q., Hutteman, M., Wu, G. EGFL9 Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis through cMET Activation and Metabolic Reprogramming. Nature Communications. 2019;10:5033.

Wu, L., Meng, F., Dong, L., Block, C. J., Mitchell, A. V., Wu, J., Jang, H., Chen, W., Polin, L., Yang, Q., Dou, Q. P., Wu, G. Disulfiram and BKM120 in Combination with Chemotherapy Impede Tumor Progression and Delay Tumor Recurrence in Tumor Initiating Cell-Rich TNBC. Scientific Reports.  2019;9:236.

Dong, L., Meng, F., Wu, L., Mitchell, A. V., Block, C. J., Zhang, B., Wu, G. Cooperative oncogenic effect and cell signaling crosstalk of co-occurring HER2 and mutant PIK3CA in mammary epithelial cells. International journal of oncology. 2017;51:1320-30.

Zhang, K., Wang, G., Zhang, X., Hüttemann, P.P., Qiu, Y., Liu, J., Mitchell, A., Lee, I., Zhang, C., Lee, J.S. and Pecina, P. COX7AR is a stress-inducible mitochondrial COX subunit that promotes breast cancer malignancy. Scientific Reports. 2016;6:31742.

Published abstracts

Mitchell A.V. , Guojun Wu. FOXQ1 stimulates WNT-signaling through transcriptional activation of WNT5B to promote the epithelial to mesenchymal transition [abstract]. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2019; 2019 Mar 29-Apr 3; Atlanta, GA. Abstract nr 1118.

Teaching Experience

2019  Public Outreach Presentation, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Detroit MI
2018-present In Silico Workshop Instructor, Quarterly, Wayne State University Student Organization, Detroit MI
2016-2019 Guest Lecturer, Annually, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Course, Cancer Biology Department, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genomics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Topic: Cancer Epigenetics
2015 Undergraduate Lab Workshop Instructor 
2015 Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, Marquette MI

Education: 2015 B.S., Biology/Physiology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette MI

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI