Jennifer Kimbrough awarded a National Cancer Institute Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award
Jennifer Kimbrough, PhD, is a postdoc in the lab of Prof Will Pomerantz and has been recently awarded a National Cancer Institute Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award. Building on her prior work focusing on new synthetic methods for epigenetic inhibitor development, she is now focused on the study of the Protein Bromodomain and PHD finger-containing transcription factor (BPTF). This work will explore BPTF-dependent roles in various cancers, including collaborative work with researchers at the Massey Cancer Center and Cold Spring Harbor. This fellowship will enable her to continue her training in chemical and cancer biology and to develop novel chemical probes to study the function of BPTF.
Kimbrough received her doctorate in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University under Gary Sulikowski and her bachelor’s degree from Augustana University in Biochemistry.