Announcement originally from School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has named Erik Nelson, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, the 2020-2021 Gunsalus Scholar. Nelson was recognized for his outstanding work on cholesterol metabolism and cancers of the breast or ovary. He and his lab are currently focusing on 27-hydroxycholesterol, which activates the estrogen receptors and also plays an important role in the immune regulatory system and tumor progression. Find out more about Nelson’s research.