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Elizabeth Alli, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentCancer Biology
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    Collapse education and training
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAB.S.1995Exercise Science (major); Chemistry (minor)
    Rutgers University-Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick, NJM.S.2001Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
    Rutgers University-Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick, NJPh.D.2006Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CAPostdoc2011Medicine-Oncology
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    2000 - 2000Young Investigator’s Award, UMDNJ-Department of Pharmacology
    2001 - 2001Gallo Award for Cancer Research, State of New Jersey
    2002 - 2002Award for Scientific Excellence, State of New Jersey
    2005 - 2005Merck Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research
    2007 - 2007Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine
    2007 - 2007Helena Anna Henzl Gabor Young Women in Science Travel Award, Stanford University School of Medicine
    2008 - 2008Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research
    2009 - 2009Helena Anna Henzl Gabor Young Women in Science Travel Award, Stanford University School of Medicine
    2010 - 2010Helena Anna Henzl Gabor Young Women in Science Travel Award, Stanford University School of Medicine
    2014 - 2014Susan G. Komen Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research
    2015 - 2016Spark Scholar Award, Stanford University School of Medicine
    2015 - 2019K22 Transition Career Development Award, NIH/NCI
    2008 - 2011Postdoctoral Fellowship Award , Susan G. Komen Foundation
    2017 - 2017Concept Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine
    2017 - 2018Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award, Errett Fisher Foundation

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    K22CA181550     (ALLI, ELIZABETH)Sep 15, 2015 - Aug 31, 2019
    Targeting defective DNA repair for the prevention of BRCA1-associated cancers
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA227261     (KELLY, DEBORAH F)Mar 1, 2018 - Feb 28, 2023
    Hot Spot Analysis of the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Protein
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01CA219700     (KELLY, DEBORAH F)Jun 1, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Multi-scale imaging of breast cancer proteins during DNA repair
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Liang Y, Dearnaley WJ, Alden NA, Solares MJ, Gilmore BL, Pridham KJ, Varano AC, Sheng Z, Alli E, Kelly DF. Correcting errors in the BRCA1 warning system. DNA Repair (Amst). 2019 01; 73:120-128. PMID: 30503669.
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    2. Alli E, Ford JM. BRCA1: Beyond double-strand break repair. DNA Repair (Amst). 2015 Aug; 32:165-171. PMID: 25956865.
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    3. Alli E, Ford JM. BRCA1: a movement toward cancer prevention. Mol Cell Oncol. 2015 Jul-Sep; 2(3):e979685. PMID: 27308455.
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    4. Alli E, Solow-Cordero D, Casey SC, Ford JM. Therapeutic targeting of BRCA1-mutated breast cancers with agents that activate DNA repair. Cancer Res. 2014 Nov 01; 74(21):6205-15. PMID: 25217519.
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    5. Vinayak S, Schwartz EJ, Jensen K, Lipson J, Alli E, McPherson L, Fernandez AM, Sharma VB, Staton A, Mills MA, Schackmann EA, Telli ML, Kardashian A, Ford JM, Kurian AW. A clinical trial of lovastatin for modification of biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Nov; 142(2):389-98. PMID: 24166281.
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    6. Alli E, Ford JM. Breast cancers with compromised DNA repair exhibit selective sensitivity to elesclomol. DNA Repair (Amst). 2012 May 01; 11(5):522-4. PMID: 22425348.
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    7. Alli E, Sharma VB, Hartman AR, Lin PS, McPherson L, Ford JM. Enhanced sensitivity to cisplatin and gemcitabine in Brca1-deficient murine mammary epithelial cells. BMC Pharmacol. 2011 Jul 19; 11:7. PMID: 21771338.
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    8. Hastak K, Alli E, Ford JM. Synergistic chemosensitivity of triple-negative breast cancer cell lines to poly(ADP-Ribose) polymerase inhibition, gemcitabine, and cisplatin. Cancer Res. 2010 Oct 15; 70(20):7970-80. PMID: 20798217.
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    9. Alli E, Sharma VB, Sunderesakumar P, Ford JM. Defective repair of oxidative dna damage in triple-negative breast cancer confers sensitivity to inhibition of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase. Cancer Res. 2009 Apr 15; 69(8):3589-96. PMID: 19351835.
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    10. Alli E, Yang JM, Ford JM, Hait WN. Reversal of stathmin-mediated resistance to paclitaxel and vinblastine in human breast carcinoma cells. Mol Pharmacol. 2007 May; 71(5):1233-40. PMID: 17272681.
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    11. Hait WN, Rubin E, Alli E, Goodin S. Tubulin . Tubulin Targeting Agents. Update on Cancer Therapeutics. 2007; 2(1):1-18.
    12. Alli E, Yang JM, Hait WN. Silencing of stathmin induces tumor-suppressor function in breast cancer cell lines harboring mutant p53. Oncogene. 2007 Feb 15; 26(7):1003-12. PMID: 16909102.
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    13. Alli E, Bash-Babula J, Yang JM, Hait WN. Effect of stathmin on the sensitivity to antimicrotubule drugs in human breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2002 Dec 01; 62(23):6864-9. PMID: 12460900.
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    14. Bash-Babula J, Toppmeyer D, Labassi M, Reidy J, Orlick M, Senzon R, Alli E, Kearney T, August D, Shih W, Yang JM, Hait WN. A Phase I/pilot study of sequential doxorubicin/vinorelbine: effects on p53 and microtubule-associated protein 4. Clin Cancer Res. 2002 May; 8(5):1057-64. PMID: 12006519.
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