Elmore Lab Research


Lynne Elmore, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and a member of the Massey Cancer Center. She is the recipient of a NCI/NIH Howard Temin Award, 2005-2011; Department of Defense Breast Cancer Concept Awards, 2005-2006 & 2009-2010; a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Idea Award, 2010-2012; a Jeffress Memorial Trust Award, 2009-1011; and a 2011-2012 VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program Grant.  Dr. Elmore served as a Co-investigator on a National Institute of Nursing Research RO-1 grant (2010-2015; PIs: Drs. Lyon and Jackson-Cook), studying epigenetics and psychoneurologic symptoms in women with breast cancer. In addition, she has been the past recipient of a Department of Pathology Research award, multiple Massey Cancer Center breast cancer pilot project grants, and an institutional American Cancer Society Award.

Dr. Elmore’s research focuses on the contribution of stromal constituents in breast cancer progression and in particular the role of mesenchymal stem cells within mammary fat, with the hope of developing stromal-based targeted therapies. Current investigations also relate to elucidating the molecular and cellular responses of synovial mesenchymal stem cells to platelet-rich plasma in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

Dr. Elmore completed her PhD in Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in 1993. Her advisor was Alphonse Sirica, PhD. She did her postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute from 1993-1997. Her sponsor was Curt Harris, MD.


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