Patrick Dischinger

About Patrick Dischinger

  • Patrick Dischinger

    Undergraduate university: Ferris State University (B.S. in Molecular Diagnostics)
  • Thesis: Investigating NF1 transcript variants in RAS deregulation and breast cancer progression
  • Mentor: Matt Steensma, M.D.
  • Experience: Worked four years in Dr. Matt Steensma’s lab researching Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) and its role in breast cancer.
  • Hometown: Marlette, MI
  • Hobbies: Running, woodworking, craft beer, spending time with family

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Grit JL, Johnson BK, Dischinger PS, Essenburg CJ, Adams M, Campbell S, Pollard K, Pratilas CA, Triche TJ Jr., Graveel CR, Steensma MR. 2021. Distinctive epigenomic alterations in NF1-deficient cutaneous and plexiform neurofibromas drive differential MKK/p38 signaling. Epi Chromatin 14(7).

Tovar EA, Sheridan R, Essenburg CJ, Dischinger PS, Arumugam M, Callaghan ME, Graveel CR*, Steensma MR*. 2020. Dissecting the rat mammary gland: Isolation, characterization and culture of purified mammary epithelial cells and fibroblastsBio-protocol 10(22).
*Equal contributions