Ashland University Toxicology Alumna Receives Ph.D.

Ashland University Toxicology Alumna Receives Ph.D.

6/2/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University alumna Daphne Guinn, a 2011 graduate with a degree in toxicology, was awarded a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Ohio State University in May. Her Ph.D. dissertation research was focused on chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 

Guinn was specifically concerned with how alterations in Bruton’s tyrosine kinase affect the transcriptional profile and phenotype of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells. She has contributed to three publications based on her research. 

Following graduation from OSU, Guinn has been offered a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University as a PRSM-PhRMA Fellow in Regulatory Science. She hopes to pursue a career in the clinical regulatory field in the pharmaceutical industry or government.

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