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Dr. Susan Kane, PhD

Professor of Cancer Biology at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

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Building a Path and a Pipeline for Hispanics in BioMedicine

28/10/2013 04:37pm | 21558 views

More and more we find ourselves going outside the country to fill research positions and graduate student admissions at City of Hope. Not the county, but the country! One reason for this is the relative shortage of American students going into the sciences and into research careers beyond college. According to the National Science Foundation, only 31% of bachelor’s degrees are given in the fields of science and engineering in the U.S. – and that proportion is actually down slightly from 1966 when such data were first collected. 

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Dr. Susan Kane, PhD

Professor of Cancer Biology at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

Dr. Kane received her Bachelor’s of Science in biology from Stanford University, her Ph.D in biology from Johns Hopkins University and conducted her postdoctoral in molecular biology at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Susan Kane is a faculty member in City of Hope’s Graduate School of Biological Sciences. She teaches and trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and mentors high school and college students through a 10-week summer internship program. She also directs the SEPA Collaborative, a K-12 outreach program designed to bring underrepresented minority students into the biomedical research pipeline. Dr. Kane’s laboratory studies mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer.

With a vast repository of published work, Dr. Kane’s research is focused on developmental cancer therapeutics, cancer biology and women's cancers. Additionally, Dr. Kane has been honored with awards such as the City of Hope-San Gabriel Valley Science Education Partnership Award, Collaborative, Woman of Achievement (Enhancing Community Capacity), Young Women's Christian Association of San Gabriel Valley, Woman of the Year in Science and Technology from the State Legislator’s Office, and the American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award.