Griffin Wright receives COM Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Griffin Wright, a University of South Alabama Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program, is the recipient of the USA College of Medicine Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award.

Published Feb 3rd, 2020

By Nichelle Smith

nsmith@health.southalabama.edu

Griffin Wright, a University of South Alabama Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program, is the recipient of the USA College of Medicine Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award.

Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Auburn University College of Agriculture in 2017. At USA, he is now concentrating on cancer biology and is currently working with Dr. Natalie Gassman at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute studying the response of DNA repair pathways following environment exposures.

“My research primarily focuses on the regulation of a major pathway of DNA repair, base excision repair (BER), in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC),” Wright said. “A greater understanding of how BER is regulated in TNBC would improve treatment selection for the disease.”

Wright said he is grateful for this award, as it allows him to attend an advanced training course focusing on experimental models of human cancer at Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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