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Dr. Nancy Jenkins received her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Indiana University. Following postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School she joined the staff of The Jackson Laboratory and then the National Cancer Institute-Frederick, where she was a Senior Investigator and Head of the Molecular Genetics of Development Section for 22 years. She moved to the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore in 2006, where she served as Deputy Director for most of her stay. In 2011 she returned to the United States to serve as Co-Director of Houston Methodist Cancer Biology Program at Houston Methodist Research Institute. For more than 30 years she has co-headed a laboratory with Neal Copeland; the focus of their current research is cancer genetics. They have co-authored more than 800 papers and are among the most cited biomedical research scientists in the world today. Both have served on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards and they have consulted for several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Copeland are also members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Research interests

Jenkins and Copeland have modeled many different types of human disease in the mouse, but the focus of their current research is exclusively cancer. They are using the Sleeping Beauty transposable element system to tag and clone genes involved in the initiation, progression and metastasis of cancer. It is hoped that a better understanding of the genetics of cancer will lead to the development of additional targeted therapies for the treatment of various forms of the disease.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer

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  • Mouse models of cancer, Insertional mutagenesis, Forward genetic screens, High throughput sequencing, Candidate cancer gene detection

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

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Adjunct Professor

Mar 19 2012 → …

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Genes
Concept: Genes
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Domain: Chemical Compounds
Chromosomes
Concept: Chromosomes
Weight: 40%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Cloning
Concept: Cloning
Weight: 40%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Complementary DNA
Concept: Complementary DNA
Weight: 22%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Proteins
Concept: Proteins
Weight: 20%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Cells
Concept: Cells
Weight: 20%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Tissue
Concept: Tissue
Weight: 18%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Mutagenesis
Concept: Mutagenesis
Weight: 17%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Stem cells
Concept: Stem cells
Weight: 15%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Amino Acids
Concept: Amino Acids
Weight: 12%
Domain: Chemical Compounds
Research OutputsResearch Output authored by Nancy A. Jenkins is tagged with the concept

Journals

Genomics

ISSNs: 0888-7543

Academic Press

Journal

172

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

ISSNs: 0027-8424

Journal

52

Mammalian Genome

ISSNs: 0938-8990

Springer New York

Journal

42

The Journal of biological chemistry

ISSNs: 0021-9258

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.

Journal

38

Journal of Virology

ISSNs: 0022-538X

American Society for Microbiology

Journal

31
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Department of Nanomedicine

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Shared Pub. External Organizations

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Immunex Corp.

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Jackson Laboratory

External organization: Government

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Debra J. Gilbert

External person

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David A. Largaespada

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Camilynn I. Brannan

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Eiríkur Steingrímsson

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David R. Borchelt

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