Jessica M. Silva

Jessica Silva
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Jessica M. Silva's Biography

Type Of Business:
Nonprofit Organization
Marketing Area:
Major Product/SVS:
Health Care, Education, Research and Business Development Services
Participating in the Church Nursery Ministry and Social Justice Ministry, Playing the Alto Saxophone, Running, Archery
Education Degrees:
Pursuing Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Concentration in Cancer Biology, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, St. Mary's University, San Antonio (2005)
Affiliations Awards:
American Association for Cancer Research
Place of Birth:
San Antonio
Work History:
Research Associate, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX (2001-2005)
Social Justice Ministry, Pax Christi Catholic Church
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to the support she receives from her mentors and family.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her research after her mother, Alicia Silva, was diagnosed with cancer.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Silva is also involved in the Mayo Clinic's diversity in education blog. She helps to organize an elementary school for educating second through eighth-grade students. She has presented her research work at many conferences and has published her work in several journals. She has experience as a specimen collector and has also worked in a breast cancer research laboratory.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Conducting Research on Cancer Genetics Dealing with the Non-Coding Portion of Genome, Supervising College Students, Tracking Cancer Research Promotion and Development, Overseeing Initiatives to Maximize Student Diversity
Minority Scholars Award, American Association for Cancer Research
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Silva hopes to complete her thesis, attend postdoctoral programs at the National Institutes of Health, continue her education and manage her own laboratory as a principal investigator and professor.
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