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Melanie Peterson


Melanie Peterson

Cohort: 2015-2016

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Hartley

Department: Cell Biology and Physiology

Home Institution: New Mexico State University

Research Interests: Cold-Inducible RNA Binding Protein and Tumorigenesis

Scholar Description

I graduated from New Mexico State University in 2013 with my BS in Biology. As an undergraduate I worked in a biogeochemical research lab studied leaf litter decomposition and its effects on the Carbon cycle. As part of the PREP program I am making a shift from ecological research to cancer research. In the future I would like to continue pursuing biomedical research, specifically researching targeted gene therapies and expanding their use in cancer treatments.

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