Friday, June 25, 2010
We would like to welcome Jennifer Alabran as an important staff scientist and lab manager for the Keller lab at OHSU. Jen received a B.Sc. in Biology from Allegheny College, then went to the National Cancer Institute as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. John Letterio. When Dr. Letterio's laboratory moved to Case Western Reserve University, Jen enrolled in graduate school and received a M.Sc. in Pathology and Cancer Biology. From these studies, Jen is first author of the report of a synthetic trierpenoid therapeutic for neuroblastoma. Most recently Jen has been developing a preclinical cancer model in the T cell biology laboratory of Dr. Mark Jutila. Jen has a strong commitment to children with cancer in and out of the laboratory, and volunteers annually at camp for children with cancer in Montana.