NPA Board Appoints Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Monday, June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed Chanelle Case Borden, Ph.D., as co-chair of the Outreach Committee. Case Borden will join Dolonchapa Chakraborty, Ph.D., in leading the committee.
Case Borden received her doctoral degree in molecular medicine from George Washington University in partnership with the National Institutes of Health - Graduate Partnership Program in 2012. She completed her dissertation under Thomas Ried, M.D., in the Genetics Branch (National Cancer Institute) where she studied the molecular mechanisms of potential biomarkers of colorectal cancer. Case Borden completed a postdoc at NCI with Dinah Singer, Ph.D., where she investigated the function of a bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) enzyme activity in cell cycle progression.
Her passion for science education and outreach led her to join the Center for Cancer Training as an administrative postdoctoral fellow in 2016, where she became a scientific program specialist in 2018. In this role, she serves as a program manager for graduate student recruiting program, manages the onboarding for several partnership programs, and works diligently to improve the training experience at NCI. Case Borden also founded the volunteer science outreach organization, NCI Scientists in the Community, where she partners with schools across Montgomery County to bring the excitement of biomedical science to the classroom.