Tia Turner in lab

Wright Center graduate wins VCU’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

Tia Turner, Ph.D.

Recent Wright Center Ph.D. graduate Tia Turner has won VCU’s 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award in Life Sciences.

Turner received a National Cancer Institute grant to fund her research aimed at uncovering novel drug combinations to treat triple-negative breast cancer last year.

She graduated from the Ph.D. program in May after defending her award-winning dissertation and will continue to complete her M.D. at VCU’s School of Medicine.

VCU’s Graduate School awards four Distinguished Dissertation prizes each year for outstanding doctoral dissertations.

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