Student research spotlight: Crystal Filippelli

January 1, 2010 —

Crystal Filippelli M.S. '10

Crystal Filippelli M.S. '10

Crystal first became interested in research during her undergraduate education at Drake University. Her sophomore year at Drake she began a summer internship at Des Moines University and worked with Dr. Strom on DNA microarray analysis of Runx1 and Runx2 overepressing cells. She continued research with Dr. Strom through the rest of her undergraduate education working on a new therapy for treating CNS metastasis of HER2 positive breast cancers.

Following her undergraduate education, Crystal entered the master of science in biomedical sciences program at Des Moines University. While working on her masters at DMU, she has continued to work in Dr. Strom’s lab and began studying the biomarkers in pancreatic cancer to determine if they can be used a predictors of biological behavior and chemotherapeutic response. Crystal believes that her work in the Masters of Biomedical Sciences program will help him in his future clinical pursuits.

Education

  • B.A. in chemistry, Drake University 2008

  • B.S. in biology, Drake University 2008

  • B.S. in biochemistry cell molecular biology, Drake University 2008

  • M.S. in biomedical sciences, Des Moines University

Posters

  • DNA Microarray analysis of Runx1 and Runx2 overexpressing cells.  David K. Strom; Crystal Filippelli, and Holland Taylor.  FASEB 2007  644.5, Washington  D.C.

  • A Novel Therapy for CMS Metastasis of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer.  Mollie James, Crystal Filippelli, Chase Ungs, Ellen DuPree, David K. Strom,  DMU 2007

  • A Novel Therapy for CMS Metastasis of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer.  Mollie James, Crystal Filippelli, Chase Ungs, Ellen DuPree, David K. Strom, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Annual Clinical Assembly, 2007 San Francisco, CA  First Place in Surgical Posters Category

  • CNS Metastasis Model for HER2 Positive Human Breast Cancers; David K. Strom, Crystal Filippell, Dale Andres D.O., Mollie M. James D.O. Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, April 2008

  • CNS Metastasis Model for HER2 Positive Human Breast Cancers; David K. Strom, Crystal Filippell, Dale Andres D.O., Mollie M. James D.O.,  DMU 2008

 


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