Janai R. Carr-Ascher, PhD

Janai R. Carr-Ascher, PhD

Assistant Professor
St. John’s Cancer Institute, University of California-Davis
Davis, California

Abstract 6007. Identification of drivers of soft tissue sarcoma metastasis.

What are your long-term career objectives?

I am working to become an independent physician-scientist with a focus on understanding the mechanisms of soft tissue sarcoma development and metastasis.

Please share information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your research over the last two years.

The pandemic started about five months after I started my first junior faculty position. As a result, I worked alone in the lab for months because my technician was not able to come to campus. In addition, caregiving responsibilities for my young children when day care closed have led to delays in my work. Finally, the back-ordered supplies and reagents have really delayed science as a whole.