- Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences – DPPS
- Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences – EMNR
- Study Section:
- Fellowships: Endocrinology, Nutritional Metabolism, and Reproductive Sciences – F06
Dr. Elaine Sierra-Rivera serves as the Scientific Review Officer for the Cancer Etiology (CE) Study Section.
CE reviews grant application related to the causal agents, processes, and cells involved in early events in carcinogenesis. The emphasis is on linking disciplines of chemistry and pathology to the etiology of cancer. After receiving her Ph.D. in cancer biology/radiation biology at the University of Iowa, Dr. Sierra-Rivera had postdoctoral training in the pathology department at Brown University. She then went to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she was an assistant professor. Her initial research focused on the molecular response of GSH to oxidative stress in various tumor models and later on growth factor modulation of human mammary epithelium during oncogenic transformation. She was also involved in investigations to determine how TGF-ß and tie2 receptor tyrosine kinase modulate brain tumor cells survival.