Maeve Mullooly, PhD, MPH
Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
My research interests span across the cancer control continuum and includes translational research from primary prevention to the clinical setting. I am particularly interested in the role of modifiable risk factors for breast cancer, how they influence tumorigenesis and how this influence translates to biological heterogeneity within breast malignancies, which may act as opportunities for clinical intervention. Currently, I am a Fellow within the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. My research focuses on understanding the biological relationship between breast density and breast cancer development as well as how breast density is influenced by molecularly targeted interventions.
Since first attending the AACR Annual Meeting during my doctoral studies in 2012, I have experienced many of the benefits of being an Associate Member of the AACR. I have enjoyed many of the Associate Member Council-sponsored professional development opportunities at the Annual Meeting. I look forward to continuing to develop these successful workshops organized by the council while also working to implement new initiatives that will directly address the needs of Associate Members. In addition, I look forward to working with early-career researchers who are also navigating through challenges and opportunities that present at these early stages of our careers. Having personally benefited from the efforts of the Associate Member Council, I am greatly honored to serve as a member.