Kristina Whately ’14

Postdoctoral research associate, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Biology major

Chemistry minorĀ 

Kristina Whately ’14

Whately began her science career at Randolph, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She earned her PhD in cancer cell biology from West Virginia University, where she studied mechanisms of metastasis in breast cancer.

She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has been working on lung cancer specific projects for three years and received a T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Her current research is focused on mechanisms of the relationships of different cell types within the tumor microenvironment, specifically between tumor cells and immune cells. She also investigates different drug therapy combinations and siRNA therapies in animal models for future clinical studies.

She is currently progressing in her career and will be promoted to senior scientist this July.