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Eric Vallender

Eric Vallender, Associate Professor

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Eric Vallender (Genetics, 2006) is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, in Jackson, MS.

Eric's main research interests have focused on comparative evolutionary genetics, with a primary focus on non-human primate neurogenetics.

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Thelma Tennant

Thelma Tennant, Project Manager


Thelma Tennant received her PhD in Cancer Biology in 2003, with a dissertation on the role of matrix metalloproteinases in prostate cancer metastasis.

Since 2008 Thelma has worked for UChicagoTech, evaluating, marketing, and licensing technologies and managing intellectual property portfolios arising from research at the University of Chicago.

Being one the myChoice's mentors for careers in Technology Commercialization, Thelma is actively involved with current graduate students and postdocs: you can read more about her experience here.

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