Sha’Kayla K. Nunez, MS, BS

Sha’Kayla K. Nunez, MS, BS

PhD Candidate
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Abstract 2285. Co-expressed gene networks in CRC CMS1 subtype.

What are your long-term goals? 

My long-term goals are to work closely with research and the government to generate ideas for new research methods and molecules geared toward clinical trials, immunoprevention, and translational science projects that apply results to cancer research as it relates to drug development.

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

At the start of the pandemic, it was a difficult transition to halt my research for close to three to four months due to the shutdown. This caused me to be behind with generating data for my in vitro aim which required me to be in the lab. Despite this change and adversity, I have demonstrated great perseverance to continue to engage in online seminars, workshops, and virtual conferences as it relates to cancer research and new drug discoveries. I have also demonstrated personal and academic growth within the last two years as it applies to advancing my dissertation work. I have also recently published a manuscript on parts of my dissertation work and am continuously working to generate data for more publications.