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Busola A

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


cancer biology, biology


I am a cancer biologist who is passionate about identifying biomarkers and discovering therapeutics for advanced cancers. I am very interested in learning more about data science and machine learning and applying them to cancer data-sets to get meaningful insights. I am currently learning to and enjoying riding bicycles. I love to read non-fiction and I like to bake. I also like to watch people stream video games (like valorant) on YouTube.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Potential applications and Implications of CRISPR gene editing in cancer.

CRISPR Cas9 is a simple, yet revolutionary gene editing tool with many potential applications, including disease detection and treatment. Over 10 sessions, we will write a review article that focuses on potential applications of CRISPR in the oncology space. To do this, we will peruse clinical trial data to find those that involve use of CRISPR as diagnostic or treatment modality for cancer related indications. We will summarize this information and discuss the implications of a successful clinical trial, for the indications we discovered.

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Teaching experience

Tutored undergraduate students in college mathematics and science classes, as an undergraduate student. Mentored an undergraduate student and a high school student during a summer internship programs, as a graduate student. Currently serving as a research mentor to an undergraduate student, as a postdoc.


Work experience

Stanford University (2021 - 2022)
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2015 - 2020)
Graduate Student
Novartis Instiutes for Biomedical Research (2014 - 2015)
Research Intern


South Carolina State University
BS Bachelor of Science (2014)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
PhD Doctor of Philosophy (2020)

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