DDr. Cottrell received his PhD in molecular cell biology from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). His dissertation research focused on regulation of gene expression by microRNAs and RNA binding proteins. He is currently an AACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Cancer Disparities Research Fellowship at the WUSTL School of Medicine. An RNA biologist by training, Dr. Cottrell is interested in dysregulation of post-transcriptional control of gene expression in cancer. He currently studies RNA editing in breast cancer.