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Graduate Research Assistant

Macy is PhD student studying how differences in the tumor microenvironment influence lymphocyte invasion in endometrial cancer under the guidance of Dr. Russell Broaddus and Dr. Andrew Gladden. A native of Tennessee, Macy received her BS in Biology from Austin Peay State University. During her time at APSU, Macy worked in an organic chemistry lab under the mentorship Dr. Anuranhada Pathiranage where she isolated and synthesized cinnamic acid esters to be evaluated as potential nontoxic anti-cancer agents. When asked for a fun fact about herself, Macy’s go-to answer is that she is a second-degree black belt in Shaolin Kung-Fu and is the second youngest person to receive a black belt in Tennessee history. When not in the lab, Macy likes to spend her time hiking, reading, and spending time with her friends.

  • Dr. Broaddus and Dr. Gladden Lab