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Ellen J. Beswick, Ph.D.

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Academic Information

Departments: Internal Medicine - Associate Professor, Pathology - Adjunct Associate Professor

Divisions: Gastroenterology, Microbiology and Immunology

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Research Interests

  • Novel Immune Targets for Cancer Therapy
  • Interaction Between Tumor Cells and the Tumor Microenvironment
  • Interrelationships Between Infection, Inflammation and Cancer

Ellen J. Beswick, PhD is the Associate Director of GI Research and an Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, and a member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Her research interests include novel immune targets for gastrointestinal cancers that can be explored in translational approaches in the hopes of developing new combination therapeutics.

Primary research interests in the Beswick lab include:

1. Uncovering the unrecognized role of G-CSF in the gastrointestinal tumor microenvironment and tumor promoting immune responses

2. Examining the role of MAP kinase-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2) in chronic inflammation and tumor-promoting pathways in gastrointestinal cancers

3. Understanding how fibroblasts regulate immune responses in the colon in inflammatory bowel disease and cancer

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Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Texas Medical Branch
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry
Undergraduate Florida Southern College