Mentor: Mark Hellmich
Clinical Mentor: Celia Chao
After finding early success in the IT business, Ed Higgins decided that his ultimate passion was merging his business background with translational science. Ed is a graduate from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities attaining a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology with Distinction. His primary research interests involve mechanisms of cancer development, specifically in gastrointestinal cancer. Currently, through his TL-1 award and under the direction of his Principal Investigator, Dr. Mark Hellmich, I am working on how the transsulfuration pathway enzymes and hydrogen sulfide production is involved in colorectal cancer development and progression through the development of an immunosuppressive microenvironment.
2018-Present – TL1 Predoctoral Trainee (TL1 TR 001440)