Kelsey Weigel

Stephanie Healey | January 28, 2015 


Biological sciences graduate student Kelsey Weigel has been invited to present her research at the 2015 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium in Memphis, Tenn. from April 7-11.

The application process to speak at the symposium is highly selective; the event is not advertised and students can only apply if they have been nominated by a St. Jude representative or faculty advisor. Of the 1,815 students invited to apply, Weigel was one of 44 students selected to participate in the symposium.

A fourth year graduate student the lab of Zachary Schafer, the Coleman Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, Weigel studies how the tumor microenvironment contributions to the progression of breast cancer. Specifically, she looks at the proteins secreted by carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and studies how they contribute to epithelial cell survival in detachment. 

 by Daily Domer Staff

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