See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcoming Nicolle!

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."

Welcome, Nicolle!