Penni Black, Ph.D.

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19972021

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Research Interests

I maintain a long term interest in understanding the cell signaling cascades that drive oncogenesis in lung cancers. We have used high throughput gene expression data as both predictive and descriptive measures of cell signaling activity. We are also interested in personalizing therapy for lung cancer patients.

I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Biography

I am a native South Carolinian and was educated at Clemson University. I worked for a short time as a research technician at the University of South Carolina before graduate school at the University of Florida. Following my PhD, I move to Duke University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute for a postdoctoral fellowship. I have been at UK since 2004.

Graduate Students & Trainees

Current Students:

Palapoom Wongsaengpiboon, PharmD (PhD candidate)

Mark Wuenschul (PharmD- & MSPS- candidate)

Devin Montgomery (PharmD- & MSPS- candidate)

Past Trainees:

Keller Toral, PhD

Trey Warnock, PharmD, MS

Sherif El Refai, PharmD, PhD, MBA

Madeline Krentz Gober, PhD

Chris Stamatkin, PhD

Marta Milewska, MS

Colleen W. Overley, PharmD, MS

Justin Balko, PhD

Matthew McConnell, MS

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Florida

1997

Bachelor of Science, Clemson University

1989

Keywords

  • RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
  • LB2300 Higher Education

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