Dissertation Mentor: Nerissa Viola, Ph.D.
Develop and Evaluate the utility of novel immunoPET imaging tracers to measure antigen expression and/or response to treatment.
Grants, Awards, Scholarships:
2019-20 Ruth L. Kirschenstein Research Training Recipient (T32-CA009531) Reappointment, Wayne State University
2019 1st place poster and poster oral presentation "66th Annual Meeting of the SNMMI", Anaheim, CA
2019 1st place Poster Award "GLIIFCA 28" – 2nd Author, Troy, MI
2019 2nd place Oral Presentation Award "9th Annual Cancer Biology Research Symposium", Detroit, MI"
2019 Cancer Biology Student Scholar Travel Award, Wayne State University
2018-19 Ruth L. Kirschenstein Research Training Recipient (T32-CA009531), Wayne State University
2017 First Place Poster Award "Inaugural Annual Karmanos Cancer Institute Trainee/Junior Faculty Research Retreat"
2017 Third Place Poster Award "Frontiers in Molecular and Functional Imaging Symposium & Molecular Imaging Program Annual Retreat"
2017 Cancer Biology Student Scholar Travel Award, Wayne State University
2016-17 Cancer Biology Director's Award
2016 Cancer Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Professional Development / Committees:
2019 "What's Next?" Career Paths for PhDs in STEM, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2019 3rd Annual Trainee/Junior Faculty Research Retreat – Planning committee member
2019 9th Annual Cancer Biology Research Symposium Planning Committee – Abstract Coord., Graphic Design
2018-2019 Student Representative Cancer Biology Graduate Program
2018-Present 8th Annual Cancer Biology Symposium Planning Committee – Graphic design, Planning
2017 American Association of Immunology (AAI) Introductory Course in Immunology
White, JM., Kuda-Wedagedara, AN., Wicker, MN., Spratt, DE., Schopperle, WM., Heath, E., Viola, NT. Detecting TRA-1-60 in Cancer via a Novel Zr-89 Labeled ImmunoPET Imaging Agent. Mol Pharm. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01181. [Epub ahead of print]
Workinger, JL., Kuda-Wedagedara ANW., Julin, MM., White, JM., Nexo, E., Viola, NT., Doyle, RP. Systemically Administered Plant Recombinant Holo-Intrinsic Factor Targets the Liver and is not affected by Endogenous B12 levels. Sci Rep. 2019;9:12269
Murray, As., Varela, FA., Hyland, TE., Schoenbeck, AJ., White, JM., Tanabe, LM., Todi, SV., List, K. Phosphorylation of the type II transmembrane serine protease, TMPRSS13, in hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor-1 and -2-mediated cell-surface localization. J Biol Chem. 2017;292:14867-84.
B.S. Biochemistry with Honors, Minor in Psychology (2016): University of Michigan – Flint