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Georgette Heyrman

Georgette Heyrman

Assistant Professor

LS 462


My research focuses on ovarian cancer, the most deadly gynecologic cancer. I am currently working on 2 projects: 
     1) Understanding the role of steroid hormone signaling in controlling gene expression in ovarian cancer, and
     2) Identifying novel therapeutic targets for treating ovarian cancer through a screen of structurally diverse aquatic bacterial secondary metabolites in collaboration with Brian Murphy and Joanna Burdette at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Classes Taught

Human Genetics, Biochemistry and Biochemistry Lab


B.S. - University of Oregon - 2002; M.S. - University of Oregon - 2003; Ph.D. - Northwestern University - 2010