Graduate Student, Hurley Lab
Bio & Research Overview:
Amanda graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She recently joined Dr. Paula Hurley’s lab, where she will determine how the tumor microenvironment impacts prostate cancer metastasis. Specifically, her project will center on a particular protein of interest, ASPN, which is localized to the stroma. It has been determined that increased ASPN expression is associated with more aggressive prostate cancer, yet the molecular mechanisms are unknown. Amanda will seek to determine the molecular mechanisms in which ASPN contributes to prostate cancer metastasis, which will unveil new potential therapeutics targets and improve the lives of men impacted by prostate cancer.