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- PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Houston
- Completed fellowship at Experimental Therapeutics Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Worked as a research faculty at the same department
- Currently at Cancer Prevention Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pinar Kanlikilicer, PhD, is a biomedical engineer working in the Cancer Prevention Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She completed five years of postdoctoral training in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at MD Anderson and now researches tumor microenvironments, the role of small non-coding RNAs in cellular communication, and the development of RNA-based therapeutics for cancer patients.
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After she completed her training at MD Anderson Cancer Center – #1 for cancer care by the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Hospitals” survey. Dr. Kanlikilicer started working as a research faculty member at the same department. She has given many talks on the effect of tumor microenvironment to the progression of ovarian cancer. She presented her research at the annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting.