MD Anderson Scholarship Award Luncheon – September 2014

In conjunction with MD Anderson, Dr. Joya Chandra and Dr. Bonnie S. Glisson received the Texas Business Women’s Award in September 2014.

Lynda Seaman, Treasurer of Foundation Board of Trustees; Dr. Joya Chandra; Dr. Ron DePinho, MD Anderson President

Lynda Seaman, Treasurer of Foundation Board of Trustees; Dr. Joya Chandra; Dr. Ron DePinho, MD Anderson President

Research in the Chandra lab is directed towards understanding the oxidative environment of cancer cells and then using this knowledge to develop therapeutic strategies that will eliminate cancer cells.  One feature common to numerous cancer cell types is alterations in the intracellular oxidative environment.  The oxidative environment is constantly negotiated and represents a balance between the level of ROS (reactive oxygen species) and the antioxidant systems that disarm or inactivate ROS.  Since ROS are generated as a result of cellular respiration or other normal metabolic processes, intricate networks of antioxidant enzymes are in place and are carefully regulated.


Lynda Seaman, Treasurer of Foundation Board of Trustees; Dr. Bonnie S. Glisson; Dr. Ron DePinho, MD Anderson President

Lynda Seaman, Treasurer of Foundation Board of Trustees; Dr. Bonnie S. Glisson; Dr. Ron DePinho, MD Anderson President

Bonnie S. Glisson, MD is a professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Glisson graduated from Ohio State University magna cum laude with a BS and an MD. She was a resident at the University of Virginia and a fellow at the University of Florida. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr Glisson holds an Ashbel Smith Professorship in the University of Texas System and has received numerous honors and awards for education and mentoring. She has been listed numerous times in the “The Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Doctors”. She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the American Head and Neck Society. Dr Glisson has given numerous lectures and has published dozens of articles and abstracts.

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