Andy Whiteley

Andy Whiteley is a fourth-year PhD student in the Molecular Cancer Biology program working in the lab of Dorothy Sipkins. His research interests lie in studying the microenvironmental niches that permit cancer cell invasion and metastasis (Nature Reviews Cancer 2021 )(Leukemia and Lymphoma 2021 ). Specifically, his work involves using multiphoton and confocal imaging to study CNS metastasis in vivo, in real-time in mouse models of breast cancer and leukemia.

Andy received a B.S. in biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2018. He was an Amgen Scholar in 2017 at University of California Los Angeles and worked in the lab of Heather Christofk studying how extracellular matrix remodeling impacts cancer cell metabolism (Cell 2018 ). 

Andy is currently involved in multiple organizations at Duke. He is a trainee member of the Duke Cancer Institute where he occasionally serves as an internal reviewer for Duke trainee and faculty grants. He is also a board member of the Student Conduct Board and the University Judicial Board, a liaison for the office of Graduate Student Affairs, and a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology.

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