Noelle L. Cutter

  • 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
  • Publications/Presentations
    • 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