Posted on | June 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Pharmacy Faculty Gets Grant to Study Breast Cancer
Linda Connelly, a Hilo assistant professor in pharmaceutical sciences was awarded a grant from the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation for breast cancer research. Connelly was awarded $50,000 from the Robert C. Perry Fund to study the role of endogenous osteoprotegerin expression in breast cancer metastasis.
Connelly’s research focus is on the molecular basis of primary tumor growth and metastasis, primarily in breast cancer, including investigating the role of macrophages and inflammatory signaling molecules in tumor progression.
Connelly teaches the pathophysiology course in the College of Pharmacy and is the course coordinator for the pre-pharmacy program courses. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors, first class, in biochemistry with work placement from the University of Glasgow and her PhD in molecular pharmacology from the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London.