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Growing up cultures are fun. I get to pick colonies from a plate and use a flame 🔥 what more could you ask for 🤷🏾‍♂️. Growing up some low concentration plasmids so I can do a mini prep and continue my cell culture work 🙌🏾 -
#striveforgreatness #scientistswholift #fitscientist #research #molecularbiology #posterpresentation #chemistry #blackandstem #biology #blackscientist #biochem #biochemistry #cellculture #microscopy #scicomm #microscope #nih #lab #phd #training #phdlife #gradschool #scientistswhoselfie #blackmenrock #breastcancer #research #STEM #scientists #science.

Growing up cultures are fun. I get to pick colonies from a plate and use a flame 🔥 what more could you ask for 🤷🏾‍♂️. Growing up some low concentration plasmids so I can do a mini prep and continue my cell culture work 🙌🏾 - #striveforgreatness #scientistswholift #fitscientist #research #molecularbiology #posterpresentation #chemistry #blackandstem #biology #blackscientist #biochem #biochemistry #cellculture #microscopy #scicomm #microscope #nih #lab #phd #training #phdlife #gradschool #scientistswhoselfie #blackmenrock #breastcancer #research #STEM #scientists #science ...

#RepresentationMatters PERIODT.⠀
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#RepresentationMatters PERIODT.⠀ ⠀ "They can't dream about something they don't know exist!" #TheDocDeVEffect - Dr. DeV for the Culture⠀ ⠀ Working together with the GreenLight For Girls global organization, Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, and Procter and Gamble was amazing. Thank you for having me!⠀ ⠀ #g4gDayCincinnati #Cincinnati #Ohio #AnythingIsPossible #GirlsInSTEM #Chemistry #Engineering #Science #Technology ⠀ ⠀ #OwnYourOwnJourney #ShowingUpIsKeyForTheCulture ...

Imposter Syndrome ✋🏾✋🏾❌....... #IssaLie !!! .. Remember that YOU are MORE THAN ENOUGH!!! ... When that little voice in your head creeps in and starts questioning whether you belong or not, tell that ‼️ to have a seat. 😘
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#impostersyndrome #youaremorethanenough #youareamazing #youarequalified #youworkedtogetthere #youbelongintheroom #youaretalented #youarebright and you bring a perspective that no one else can because there is only one you!!!! Let’s get it fam ..
#blackandstem
#blackwomeninstem
#blackmeninstem
#pocinstem
#blacktech
#blackwomenintech
#blackmenintech
#blacktechmatters 
#blackstemmatters 
#womenofcolorinscience 
#womenofcolorinstem
#blackphds
#blackdoctoralstudents.

Imposter Syndrome ✋🏾✋🏾❌....... #IssaLie !!! .. Remember that YOU are MORE THAN ENOUGH!!! ... When that little voice in your head creeps in and starts questioning whether you belong or not, tell that ‼️ to have a seat. 😘 * * * #impostersyndrome #youaremorethanenough #youareamazing #youarequalified #youworkedtogetthere #youbelongintheroom #youaretalented #youarebright and you bring a perspective that no one else can because there is only one you!!!! Let’s get it fam .. #blackandstem #blackwomeninstem #blackmeninstem #pocinstem #blacktech #blackwomenintech #blackmenintech #blacktechmatters #blackstemmatters #womenofcolorinscience #womenofcolorinstem #blackphds #blackdoctoralstudents ...

Does Stress Cause Cancer?
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There have been some epidemiological studies that have shown being stressed can cause the growth of cancerous tumors. But how exactly might this occur in the body?
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p53 is an important protein that is responsible for regulating the cell cycle. It is involved in arresting growth, repairing damaged DNA and regulating apoptosis or cell death. If there is damaged DNA, p53 arrests the growth of the cell, so that the damaged DNA isn’t replicated.
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Now imagine if you have a mutant p53 or no p53 at all. You would be in trouble because your cells would have a high chance of replicating damaged DNA which can potentially lead to cancer.
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When investigators conducted studies in mice, they found that chronic stress caused by restraining mice caused a decrease in the level and function of p53, there by promoting the growth of human tumors they had transplanted into the mice, termed xenografts.
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They found high levels of glucocorticoids being expressed, and this caused the induction of a gene called MDM2. MDM2 is a major regulator of p53, and it causes it to be degraded.
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So being stressed induced high levels of glucocorticoids, which caused the induction of MDM2, a protein responsible for degrading p53, and this subsequently caused the onset of cancer and tumor growth.
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So what does this tell me? It tells me that I need to take a chill pill and try to lower the stress levels in my life..

Does Stress Cause Cancer? - There have been some epidemiological studies that have shown being stressed can cause the growth of cancerous tumors. But how exactly might this occur in the body? - p53 is an important protein that is responsible for regulating the cell cycle. It is involved in arresting growth, repairing damaged DNA and regulating apoptosis or cell death. If there is damaged DNA, p53 arrests the growth of the cell, so that the damaged DNA isn’t replicated. - Now imagine if you have a mutant p53 or no p53 at all. You would be in trouble because your cells would have a high chance of replicating damaged DNA which can potentially lead to cancer. - When investigators conducted studies in mice, they found that chronic stress caused by restraining mice caused a decrease in the level and function of p53, there by promoting the growth of human tumors they had transplanted into the mice, termed xenografts. - They found high levels of glucocorticoids being expressed, and this caused the induction of a gene called MDM2. MDM2 is a major regulator of p53, and it causes it to be degraded. - So being stressed induced high levels of glucocorticoids, which caused the induction of MDM2, a protein responsible for degrading p53, and this subsequently caused the onset of cancer and tumor growth. - So what does this tell me? It tells me that I need to take a chill pill and try to lower the stress levels in my life. ...

Last Thursday, I officially completed my first semester as a PhD student. On a Thursday seven months ago, I graduated from Harvard College, having completed a two year stint at my favorite research institution (The Broad, duh!). I couldn’t wait til this Thursday to post this #tb because I’m SO  excited to have confirmed my next rotation at the Broad during the first half of spring semester! Feeling very grateful to experience such a dope full-circle moment. 
I’m also feeling very grateful to be done with the first of many semesters on this road to #becomingdrkels. I’ve been told many times that the first semester is the hardest because there’s a lot to do on top of coursework that is severely front loaded (we had to take 3/8 required courses). For me that included finding time for lab, completing a million homework assignments, studying, adjusting to ~adult~ life (cooking dinner after a long day of school AND lab BLOWS EVERY TIME), spending time with friends, reading papers for lab, meeting with students and professors and combing through 700 potential PIs for the next rotation, calling home (hi mommy!), working out, writing, and the list goes on and on! Sometimes I felt a bit like a hamster on a wheel, making sure I checked all of the day’s boxes to get a head start on the next day’s tasks. It was definitely a marathon. After Thanksgiving break, this box-checker was T I R E D, ok? 😂 So it was really important for me to have things that didn’t feel so mundane, especially things that had nothing to do with science. School was usually the most mundane thing of all, but all in all there were some things that I loved feeling challenged in, like learning how to code in R and studying the genetics of so many different organisms. With a bulk of the core classes out of the way, I’m SO looking forward to taking courses in therapeutic development, which is why I wanted to come to graduate school anyway. Needless to say, I’m really excited for this next semester! But for now, I’m going to enjoy being back home in Texas and not thinking about experimental design, or crashing my computer with RNA-seq data, or picking up a pipette 😂

PC: @hakeem.angulu 
#blackphds #harvard.

Last Thursday, I officially completed my first semester as a PhD student. On a Thursday seven months ago, I graduated from Harvard College, having completed a two year stint at my favorite research institution (The Broad, duh!). I couldn’t wait til this Thursday to post this #tb because I’m SO excited to have confirmed my next rotation at the Broad during the first half of spring semester! Feeling very grateful to experience such a dope full-circle moment. I’m also feeling very grateful to be done with the first of many semesters on this road to #becomingdrkels . I’ve been told many times that the first semester is the hardest because there’s a lot to do on top of coursework that is severely front loaded (we had to take 3/8 required courses). For me that included finding time for lab, completing a million homework assignments, studying, adjusting to ~adult~ life (cooking dinner after a long day of school AND lab BLOWS EVERY TIME), spending time with friends, reading papers for lab, meeting with students and professors and combing through 700 potential PIs for the next rotation, calling home (hi mommy!), working out, writing, and the list goes on and on! Sometimes I felt a bit like a hamster on a wheel, making sure I checked all of the day’s boxes to get a head start on the next day’s tasks. It was definitely a marathon. After Thanksgiving break, this box-checker was T I R E D, ok? 😂 So it was really important for me to have things that didn’t feel so mundane, especially things that had nothing to do with science. School was usually the most mundane thing of all, but all in all there were some things that I loved feeling challenged in, like learning how to code in R and studying the genetics of so many different organisms. With a bulk of the core classes out of the way, I’m SO looking forward to taking courses in therapeutic development, which is why I wanted to come to graduate school anyway. Needless to say, I’m really excited for this next semester! But for now, I’m going to enjoy being back home in Texas and not thinking about experimental design, or crashing my computer with RNA-seq data, or picking up a pipette 😂 PC: @hakeem.angulu #blackphds #harvard ...

Everyone may not know your abilities or the greatness you are destined for, just keep going and take note and how you are treated on you way up. See ya at the top 💜

#shetoostem #stem #motivationmonday #tech #finals #swe #teamtypingfast #hbcu #blackandstem #nphc #blkgradlife #NSBE #blackphds #wocinstem #afrotech #podsincolor.

Everyone may not know your abilities or the greatness you are destined for, just keep going and take note and how you are treated on you way up. See ya at the top 💜 #shetoostem #stem #motivationmonday #tech #finals #swe #teamtypingfast #hbcu #blackandstem #nphc #blkgradlife #NSBE #blackphds #wocinstem #afrotech #podsincolor ...

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1. Representation matters. 2. "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." - Shirley Chisholm Speak sis @stephanienlampkin #shetoostem #tech #wocintech #stem #computerscience #representationmatters #NSBE #womenintech #afrotech #teamtypingfast #blackandstem #blkgradlife #stemisthenewblack ...

Today was nothing short of incredible. If you wonder why biologists put themselves through the physically exhausting task of wildlife research, this is why. 
Not only are we answering important questions (in this case to help save a species), we get to see small wonders with our own eyes. Nothing like it in the world. .

These are seaside sparrow hatchlings. This species is threatened by sea level rise because they nest low in coastal marsh grasses. Increasing water levels at high tide floods the nests. When they nest higher to avoid flooding, their nests are more visible to predators
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#SeasideSparrow #WildlifeBiologist #ornithology #BlackBiologist #BlackAndSTEM #Birds #Birder #WildlifeConservation #Georgia #sealevelrise.

Today was nothing short of incredible. If you wonder why biologists put themselves through the physically exhausting task of wildlife research, this is why. Not only are we answering important questions (in this case to help save a species), we get to see small wonders with our own eyes. Nothing like it in the world. . These are seaside sparrow hatchlings. This species is threatened by sea level rise because they nest low in coastal marsh grasses. Increasing water levels at high tide floods the nests. When they nest higher to avoid flooding, their nests are more visible to predators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #SeasideSparrow #WildlifeBiologist #ornithology #BlackBiologist #BlackAndSTEM #Birds #Birder #WildlifeConservation #Georgia #sealevelrise ...

Last week i had the opportunity to sit next to some pretty dope folks on @microsoft’s “State of the Union” panel & talk all things diversity, tech, professional development, and progressing in the workplace as a person of color.
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Above all else, embrace your authenticity, practice empathy, ‘ask the question,’ and own your career (don’t let it own you).
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A huge thanks to @preachsis and @allsmilesonme for orchestrating such an impactful event & having me on the panel.
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#BeGreat #BlacksAtMicrosoft @microsoftlife.

Last week i had the opportunity to sit next to some pretty dope folks on @microsoft ’s “State of the Union” panel & talk all things diversity, tech, professional development, and progressing in the workplace as a person of color. . Above all else, embrace your authenticity, practice empathy, ‘ask the question,’ and own your career (don’t let it own you). — A huge thanks to @preachsis and @allsmilesonme for orchestrating such an impactful event & having me on the panel. — #BeGreat #BlacksAtMicrosoft @microsoftlife ...

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I truly believe when youre in the worst times of youre life it’s your “training season.”
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You’re being prepared for something to come.
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Don’t give up.
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#inclusion #latinasinstem #blackandstem #blackherstory #inspirationalquotes.

I truly believe when youre in the worst times of youre life it’s your “training season.” . You’re being prepared for something to come. . Don’t give up. . Keep breathing. . Push. . Rest. . Scream. . Don’t give up! . . . . . . #inclusion #latinasinstem #blackandstem #blackherstory #inspirationalquotes ...

All smiles as PhD year 1 comes to an end... though you can catch me here in lab all summer.
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#gradstudent #gradschool #phdlife #summer #science #neuroscience #sciencelife #blackandstem #blackgirlmagic #naturalhair #womeninscience #boston #umassboston.

All smiles as PhD year 1 comes to an end... though you can catch me here in lab all summer. . . . . . . . . #gradstudent #gradschool #phdlife #summer #science #neuroscience #sciencelife #blackandstem #blackgirlmagic #naturalhair #womeninscience #boston #umassboston ...

Does Stress Cause Cancer?
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There have been some epidemiological studies that have shown being stressed can cause the growth of cancerous tumors. But how exactly might this occur in the body?
-
p53 is an important protein that is responsible for regulating the cell cycle. It is involved in arresting growth, repairing damaged DNA and regulating apoptosis or cell death. If there is damaged DNA, p53 arrests the growth of the cell, so that the damaged DNA isn’t replicated.
-
Now imagine if you have a mutant p53 or no p53 at all. You would be in trouble because your cells would have a high chance of replicating damaged DNA which can potentially lead to cancer.
-
When investigators conducted studies in mice, they found that chronic stress caused by restraining mice caused a decrease in the level and function of p53, there by promoting the growth of human tumors they had transplanted into the mice, termed xenografts.
-
They found high levels of glucocorticoids being expressed, and this caused the induction of a gene called MDM2. MDM2 is a major regulator of p53, and it causes it to be degraded.
-
So being stressed induced high levels of glucocorticoids, which caused the induction of MDM2, a protein responsible for degrading p53, and this subsequently caused the onset of cancer and tumor growth.
-
So what does this tell me? It tells me that I need to take a chill pill and try to lower the stress levels in my life..

Does Stress Cause Cancer? - There have been some epidemiological studies that have shown being stressed can cause the growth of cancerous tumors. But how exactly might this occur in the body? - p53 is an important protein that is responsible for regulating the cell cycle. It is involved in arresting growth, repairing damaged DNA and regulating apoptosis or cell death. If there is damaged DNA, p53 arrests the growth of the cell, so that the damaged DNA isn’t replicated. - Now imagine if you have a mutant p53 or no p53 at all. You would be in trouble because your cells would have a high chance of replicating damaged DNA which can potentially lead to cancer. - When investigators conducted studies in mice, they found that chronic stress caused by restraining mice caused a decrease in the level and function of p53, there by promoting the growth of human tumors they had transplanted into the mice, termed xenografts. - They found high levels of glucocorticoids being expressed, and this caused the induction of a gene called MDM2. MDM2 is a major regulator of p53, and it causes it to be degraded. - So being stressed induced high levels of glucocorticoids, which caused the induction of MDM2, a protein responsible for degrading p53, and this subsequently caused the onset of cancer and tumor growth. - So what does this tell me? It tells me that I need to take a chill pill and try to lower the stress levels in my life. ...

Growing up cultures are fun. I get to pick colonies from a plate and use a flame 🔥 what more could you ask for 🤷🏾‍♂️. Growing up some low concentration plasmids so I can do a mini prep and continue my cell culture work 🙌🏾 -
#striveforgreatness #scientistswholift #fitscientist #research #molecularbiology #posterpresentation #chemistry #blackandstem #biology #blackscientist #biochem #biochemistry #cellculture #microscopy #scicomm #microscope #nih #lab #phd #training #phdlife #gradschool #scientistswhoselfie #blackmenrock #breastcancer #research #STEM #scientists #science.

Growing up cultures are fun. I get to pick colonies from a plate and use a flame 🔥 what more could you ask for 🤷🏾‍♂️. Growing up some low concentration plasmids so I can do a mini prep and continue my cell culture work 🙌🏾 - #striveforgreatness #scientistswholift #fitscientist #research #molecularbiology #posterpresentation #chemistry #blackandstem #biology #blackscientist #biochem #biochemistry #cellculture #microscopy #scicomm #microscope #nih #lab #phd #training #phdlife #gradschool #scientistswhoselfie #blackmenrock #breastcancer #research #STEM #scientists #science ...