Catherine C. Elix, PhD

Catherine C. Elix, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California

Abstract 399. The glucocorticoid receptor and β-catenin interact in prostate cancer cells and their co-inhibition attenuates stemness and docetaxel resistance.

What are your long-term goals? 

My long-term goal is to work in the Biotechnology Industry. I would like to work for a company that focuses on translational research centered on the development of novel therapeutics for cancer patients. I hope to continue to improve and find alternative treatment options for cancer patients that no longer respond to conventional therapies. 

Please share information about how the pandemic has impacted your research over the last two years. 

Due to COVID-19, the restrictions/stay-at-home orders imposed, and limited lab resources, my experiments were and have been delayed. I have had to adjust my timeline for experiments as well as moved my in-person meetings to online meetings. Although online meetings are still very effective, I prefer in-person meetings and discussions. However, I have learned to adjust my experiments to the reagents and equipment available to me, and I have made the most out of my online meetings. Also, I am working towards speeding up my timeline to make up for the delayed experiments now that restrictions are being lifted.