Candace King

About Candace King

  • Undergraduate University:

    Candace King

     Tougaloo College (BS in biology), Boston University School (M.A. in medical sciences)
  • Thesis: Investigating RAS and RTK signaling in MPNST progression and drug resistance.
  • Mentor: Matt Steensma, M.D. and Carrie Graveel, Ph.D.
  • Experience: Participated in Jackson Heart Study Undergraduate Training Program in Jackson, Mississippi and completed work towards a M.S. in Biology at Jackson State University as a fellow in the LSMAMP: Bridge to the Doctorate Program.
  • Conferences: Children’s Tumor Foundation’s NF Conference (2016)
  • Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, travelling, reading, the arts, and learning new things.

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