Jamie King
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Contact Information
Email: jlking@ncat.edu

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
Senior Undergraduate Student
Major: Biology

Short Bio:

From a very young age, I have been highly intrigued by scientific discovery. Throughout my undergraduate career at North Carolina A&T State University, I have been involved in several research experiences that have influenced me to pursue a career in biomedical research, eventually leading to a career in academia. My experiences relating to cancer research and health disparities have directly influenced me to focus on this area in graduate school because cancer remains a devastating health problem among minority populations. Further understanding of all mechanisms of cancer is necessary in order to develop better treatment methods and improve patient care in the future.

As I continue my training as a scientific researcher, my goals are to add to the current literature and further shape my problem-solving skills as a scientist. Eventually, I would like to conduct research in an academic setting, which will also allow me to teach and mentor students.

Presentations and Publications

King, Jamie, Martin, Rachel, Peterson, Cynthia PhD (2010). A Study of How Metal Modulates the Activities of Human Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1. (Poster)
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (2010).
  • 68th Annual BKS/NIS Joint National Meeting (2011).

King, Jamie, Stallings, Veronica, Gurley, Kashenya, Rorie, Checo PhD (2011). Differential Apoptotic Responses of Normal Breast Cell Lines, Luminal and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells to Chemotherapeutic Agents. (Poster)
  • Undergraduate Research Day, NC A&T SU (2011).

King, Jamie, Swanson, Christina, PhD, Duronio, Robert, PhD (2011). Does Phosphorylation of Drosophila E2F1 Affect its Stability in the Cell Cycle? (Poster)
  • UNC Summer Research Symposium (2011).


My current research interests include:
  • Cancer Cell Biology/Genetics
  • Pathology
  • Toxicology
  • Novel Drug Targets

Research Advisors

My advisor is Dr. Checo Rorie.

Current Developments

I am currently finishing my last semester at North Carolina A&T SU. In the fall, I will be entering an doctoral program in the biological sciences, focusing on cancer research.