Maryl J. Wright, MS, BS

Maryl J. Wright, MS, BS

Graudate Student
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Lousiana

Abstract 3831. Utilizing decellularized triple-negative breast cancer patient-derived tumor models as drug testing platforms.

What are your long-term goals? 

Since I’m interested in both commercialization and translational research, I’d like to pursue entrepreneurship in cancer research. I ultimately want to be in a career position that provides a voice and opportunities for minority scientists, whether that’s in an academic or non-academic setting.

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

The pandemic initially slowed down my research progress significantly. I had to juggle assisting my three children with virtual learning at home while trying to complete experiments whenever I could go into the lab. Since my children have returned to school in person and life is getting closer to normal again, I’ve been able to make tremendous progress in my research during the last few months.