Noelle L. Cutter

  • Professor
  • Division: Natural Sciences
  • Department: Chemistry

Academic Interests

  • Cancer Biology
  • Genetics
  • Scientific Research
  • Experiential Learning Coordinator, Biology

What I am working on

Question: How does the epithelial to mesenchymal transition affect the chemosensitivity of epithelial ovarian cancer cells?

Hypothesis: The conversion of an epithelial cell to a mesenchymal cell plays a key role cancer invasion and metastasis.  We hypothesize that this metastatic transformation will also be correlated with an increased resistance to standard chemotherapy reagents.

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Genetics, Stony Brook University, May 2011.
    Dissertation: Genomic alterations affecting therapy response in ovarian cancer.
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry, Molloy College, January 2004. Summa Cum Laude

Additional Information

  • Vice President and Research Director, Little Louie Foundation, Richmond, VA
  • Post- Doctoral Volunteer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
  • Women in Cancer Research, mentor, American Association of Cancer Research
  • Integrated genetic analysis of epithelial ovarian cancer. , Banerjee N, Vigliotti M, Janevski A, Levine D, Dimitrova N, Cutter N, Lucito R. Nature 2012 (manuscript in preparation).
  • A role for the chromatin remodeling protein CHD3 in ovarian cancer therapy response.Cutter N, Banerjee N, Vigliotti M, Janevski A, Levine D , Dimitrova N, Lucito R. Cancer Research 2012 (manuscript submitted).
  • Das B, Bennett PV, Cutter NC, Sutherland JC, and Sutherland BM. Melatonin Protects Human Cells from Clustered DNA Damages, Killing and Acquisition of Soft Agar Growth Induced by X-rays or 970 MeV/n Fe ions. International Journal of Radiation Biology. 2010
  • Bennett PV, Cutter NC, Sutherland BM. Split-dose exposures versus dual ion exposure in human cell neoplastic transformation. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2007 Jun;46(2):119-23. PubMed PMID: 17256176.
  • Zhou G, Bennett PV, Cutter NC, and Sutherland BM. Proton-HZE particle sequential dualbeam exposures increase anchorage independent growth frequencies in primary human fibroblasts. Radiat Res. 2006 Sep;166(3):488-94. PubMed PMID: 16953667