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Vanessa Benham

Vanessa BenhamCooperating Doctoral Program: Pharmacology & Toxicology

EITS Track: Biomedical Toxicology

Education: B.S. Biology, Chemistry, Franklin College of Indiana

Research Interests: Epidemiological studies have established a link between excess adiposity and cancer risk. However, it is not understood how adiposity contributes to cancer promotion and cell transformation (a change a cell undergoes to become malignant). Recent evidence implicates a role for visceral adipose tissue and high fat diets in increasing cancer risk. My research interests include how excess visceral adipose tissue influences tumorigenesis.

Major Professor: Jamie Bernard, Pharmacology & Toxicology