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Systems Biology and Physiology Graduate Program

Current Students  |  Craig Thomson

The discovery of WNT signaling dates back to the 1970s, yet it is still a growing field of study. Recently, thanks to sequencing technologies, we have identified numerous WNT ligands and receptors but have only recently been able to test their function on a molecular level in cell cultures and in vivo systems.  The complexity of this particular signaling system in biological settings intrigues me to continue dissecting the intricate processes that have yet to be unraveled in cellular systems. Although my graduate career focuses on the role of this molecular signaling system in malignant nerve cancer, I have maintained an interest in neuropharmacology, technology, and basic neurophysiology. Cancer research has been an indispensable avenue for gaining knowledge required in molecular, cellular, and histological systems that is translational to many biological systems in medicine. A general knowledge in cellular and systems physiology, molecular pharmacology, and neuroscience has given me an upper hand in pursuing a career as a Medical Science Liaison. My interest will remain in neuroscience and the understanding and development of new medicine that may have a future impact on public health and technology.

Publications, Complete List at PubMed
Craig Thomson

Year in Program: 6th

Hometown: West Chester, Ohio

Mentor: Dr. Ratner


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