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Brittney Shea Herbert
Associate Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana State University, USA
Dr. Brittney-Shea Herbert is currently an Associate Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics and Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, A Member of the Indiana University (IU) Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and a Member of the Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine. Dr.Herbert obtained her B. A. and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Sciences, with a focus on nutrition and cancer, from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Herbert then performed postdoctoral research on telomeres and telomerase under the tutelage of Drs. Jerry Shay and Woodring Wright at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Cell Biology. Among Dr. Herbert’s honors are a NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship, a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fellowship, a DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, andnumerous grants awarded for research in breast cancer.
Dr. Herbert’s current research interests are the role of telomeres and telomerase in aging and cancer, with particular interests in molecular genetics, inherited breast cancers, novel cancer therapeutic agents as well as regenerative biology.