Elizabeth Parkinson ’10 Continues Cancer Research, Wins Award
Publication Date: 3/29/2012
Rhodes chemistry alumna Elizabeth Parkinson was of one of only six individuals to receive an award for her research at the University of Illinois Cancer Center Research Forum held this month.
Parkinson’s research focuses on targeting the enzyme NQO1 as an anticancer strategy. A 2010 graduate of Rhodes, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
More than 120 posters were presented and $3,000 awarded in prizes at the forum.
While At Rhodes, Parkinson participated in the St. Jude Summer Plus Program where she researched molecules for use in medications to ameliorate the dose-limiting toxicity of CPT-11, an anticancer drug. She also was a Goldwater Scholar and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.