Morgan graduated with a B.S. degree from Penn State University and is currently a medical student taking a hiatus from her clinical training to obtain her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan.
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and aggressive cancer that affects 1-2 people per million in the United States annually. Oncogenic β-catenin mutations occur in ~20% of all ACCs and are associated with poor prognosis. I am working to define the signature of genes expressed in ACCs characterized by oncogenic β-catenin mutations, and their role in ACC proliferation, invasion, and metastasis.