How UNG student uses cancer research to inspire women in STEM and future scientists

UNG student Jessica Nix is currently researching the effects of cigarette smoke in the formation of bladder cancer at the Gainesville Campus who.
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Jessica Nix, a junior biology student at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, comes from a family of former smokers. When her professor, Shannon Kispert, pitched a research idea to her, Nix eagerly jumped on board for the chance to make an impact in cancer research. Since the summer of 2018, Kispert and Nix have worked together to examine certain proteins and their connection to bladder cancer and cigarette smoking. 

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Text courtesy of Kelsey Richardson of the Gainesville Times.


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