Sonia B. Jakowlew

National Cancer Institute, USA

Sonia B. Jakowlew received her doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Rutgers University. She then performed postdoctoral cancer research at the Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire des Eucaryotes of the Institute de Chimie Biologique in Strasbourg, France and later joined The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD as a Staff Fellow at the intramural National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify, characterize, and clone genes and promoters for multiple Transforming Growth Factor-beta isoforms in the chicken embryo and to characterize their expression during embryogenesis, development, and disease. Dr. Jakowlew became a Principal Investigator in the Biomarkers and Prevention Research Branch of The NCI that later became the Cell and Cancer Biology Branch. Her research focused on the role of Transforming Growth Factor-B in normal epithelial homeostasis and carcinogenesis, with emphasis on the lung. She has authored more than 75 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and over a dozen book chapters and has edited the 2-volume book Transforming Growth Factor-B in Cancer Therapy in 2008. She has served as an ad-hoc peer reviewer for many leading scientific journals. She has mentored many postdoctoral fellows and students, and has received multiple awards for her mentoring abilities. She transitioned to extramural NIH as a Program Officer in the Cancer Training Branch of the Center for Cancer Training of The NCI where she currently administers the grant programs of numerous health scientists conducting human cancer research. Dr. Jakowlew is serving in her personal capacity as a member of the Editorial Board of Scientifica.

Biography Updated on 26 August 2012

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