Stephanie Edwards

Class of 2016

I am a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise with an emphasis in Molecular and Cellular Science. My research involves investigating cellular metabolism and mitochondrial aggregation of serous ovarian cancer, specifically focusing on the effects of sphingolipids, such as sphingosine-1-phosphate, on ovarian cancer monolayers and spheroids. In addition to my research, I am also a member of the American Association of Cancer Research and the Virginia Tech Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence.

 

I am so appreciative of the education I received at Emory & Henry, especially within the Biology department. The variety of courses offered at E&H contributed to a broad biological knowledge background that benefits me in class and in the lab. Conducting my own research experiment, from idea development to funding to presentations, has prepared me for my Ph.D. beyond what other institutions provide to their students. My Biology education, combined with the liberal arts education that E&H does best, has also made me a more translational scientist capable of working across the research spectrum with different scientists. Whether you want to enter cell biology, healthcare, or animal sciences, the Biology department at E&H gives you a strong foundation on which to build your future career.

  • Stephanie Edwards
    Stephanie Edwards
    Stephanie Edwards

My Biology education, combined with the liberal arts education that E&H does best, has also made me a more translational scientist capable of working across the research spectrum with different scientists.

Major(s):

Biology

Hometown:

Lebanon, VA