Tyvette Hillard, PhD

Tyvette Hillard, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Harper Cancer Research Institute
South Bend, Indiana

Abstract 2189. The role of generational obesity on the ovarian metastatic niche.

What are your long-term goals?

My long-term goal is to transition into a tenure track position at an institution with a strong research program where I can continue to contribute to the field of cancer biology. I am committed to conducting state-of-the-art research, training the future cancer workforce, and enhancing the field of cancer biochemistry overall.

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

The pandemic helped and hindered my research. The first couple of weeks of the shutdown allowed me time to analyze data so that I could submit a manuscript for publication. However, the pandemic also slowed down my research tremendously as the majority of my research involves animal models with a complex breeding scheme and I was not allowed to start any breeding of mice when we were shut down. Recently, the momentum has picked back up but now I feel the urgency to do too many things at once to somewhat make up for lost time which isn’t always the best solution.