We are proud to welcome Dr. Nicolle Hofmann to the Keller laboratory as our 2010/2011 Scott Carter Foundation Fellow at OHSU. Nicolle will be pioneering an osteosarcoma therapeutics study between OSU (Corvallis) and OHSU (Portland). To this project Nicolle brings a background in plant genetics, which is probably very appropriate for certain kinds of therapeutics we will be exploring.
Nicolle's bio, in her own words:
" I received my B.Sc. in Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois. After taking a couple years off from school to work as a research assistant in the Nutrition and Food Science laboratory of Dr. John W. Erdman, I went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics. Since completing my Ph.D., I have held two post-doctoral positions, one in the Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory at the USDA in Beltsville, Maryland and one in a plant metabolic engineering laboratory at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Now that I am here in Portland, I am very excited to enter a very important area of research in the Pediatric Cancer Biology Program at OHSU."