Scientist working with sample for cancer research
Naomi Atkin, PhD, on genetics and cancer treatment
- May 26, 2021 -
Naomi earned a BS in Genetics from UC Irvine in 2015, and received her PhD in May 2021. Her work in the Wang Lab focuses on understanding the role of DNA breakage in cancer susceptibility. Specifically, she has worked on mapping DNA breaks using samples from both AML and breast cancer patients in order to identify break-prone regions of the genome that can then be used to create a DNA fragility and cancer susceptibility test. This work has led to the development of a break mapping method that is compatible with extremely low amounts of input material. Outside of the lab, Naomi also enjoys volunteering as a Head Copy Editor at the Journal of Emerging Investigators.

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