About Natalie Gassman​

Dr. Natalie R. Gassman joined the staff of Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences. Her work examines the response of DNA repair pathways to damage induced by exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs have been demonstrated to alter DNA repair capacity, induce epigenetic changes and promote resistance to chemotherapeutics. Gassman and her colleagues will apply interdisciplinary research techniques in molecular biology, toxicology and biophysics to examine the gene-environment interactions of EDC exposure. Understanding the underlying mechanisms modulating DNA damage response and repair provides insight into future therapeutic intervention for EDC exposed individuals.

Focus

Applying interdisciplinary research techniques in molecular biology, toxicology and biophysics to examine the gene-environment interactions of endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure. Understanding the underlying mechanisms modulating DNA damage response and repair will provide insight into future therapeutic intervention for EDC-exposed individuals.

Research Interests

  • Response of DNA repair pathways to damage induced by exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals

Education

  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, California
  • B.A., Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Research Location

USA Health has a comprehensive biomedical research program that spans a wide range of clinical, basic and translational research.​ At the Mitchell Cancer Institute, our physicians and scientific investigators are searching for breakthrough discoveries to improve the lives of cancer patients.

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