Biomajor Pranalee Pratel Presents at AACR Meeting
Graduating senior Pranalee Patel, a Biology and Global Health major, has been chosen to present a poster on her independent study research at the 2018 meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research. Her research, performed in the Cell Death Laboratory and mentored by Dr. Gayathi Devri, is titled "Targeting ribonucleotide reductase M2 using didox causes inhibition of estrogen receptor-negative, inflammatory breast cancer cell proliferation and tumor emboli formation in culture." Pranalee also received the Aalok S. Modi Prize for Global Health Fieldwork in 2017. She used the award to spend the summer teaching reproductive health to high school students in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, as part of the WISER program under Sherryl Broverman's supervision. As a result of her work, high school students learned how to teach primary students critical reproductive health lessons. Congratulations to Pranalee! You surely have a bright future before you.