Scientific Projects Manager, TARGET, NCI Office of Cancer GenomicsBiography
Dr. Guidry Auvil is a scientific program officer overseeing large-scale genomics efforts within the Office of Cancer Genomics at the National Cancer Institute. She completed her doctoral work in the Biomedical Sciences program and received her PhD in tumor biology at Georgetown University. In graduate school, Dr. Guidry Auvil studied the effects of cellular adhesion molecules on breast cancer bone metastases and holds a patent for a viable small molecule inhibitor of cadherin-11, which is currently being tested for various therapeutic applications. She also has a background in clinical and psychosocial research and project management in both the biotechnology and healthcare sectors. Dr. Guidry Auvil now manages the NCI pediatric cancer genomics initiative, Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET).