Petra Jans Pederson won Top Graduate Student Poster at this year’s Virtual Research Day 2020 hosted by the Long School of Medicine.
Pederson is a 5th year dual degree student (M.D./Ph.D.) in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program, and a GS3 in the IBMS program in the Pharmacology & Physiology discipline. At Virtual Research Day, she presented a poster on “Evaluating the Effects of Eribulin and Paclitaxel on Exosome Formation and Cargo in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells.” She is in the lab of Dr. Susan Mooberry.
“Petra has been using innovative approaches to investigate the potential development of some naturally existing chemicals in breast cancer,” said Dr. José Cavazos, director of the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program. “This is an exciting set of pre-clinical experiments that hopefully might shed light on novel therapeutic targets.”
She received a certificate and a cash prize of $250. Pederson defended her dissertation on Thursday, May 7.