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Emily J. Greenspan, Ph.D.

Dr. Emily J. Greenspan serves as a Project Manager for the Office of the Director within the Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) at the NCI. In this role, she assists in the oversight and management of CSSI projects by encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations of investigators and researchers within the CSSI network.

Prior to joining the CSSI, Dr. Greenspan was a postdoctoral fellow in the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC where her research focused on cancer chemoprevention strategies using naturally occurring compounds. Specifically, she investigated the effects of green tea on modulating biomarkers of oral cancer risk and the mechanisms of lung tumor inhibition by isothiocyanates, compounds found in cruciferous vegetables. At Georgetown, she also co-directed a career development program aimed at educating and mentoring young scientists. Dr. Greenspan received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2010. Her doctoral work focused on elucidating the molecular alterations in human pre-neoplastic colon lesions and defining mechanisms of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) chemoprevention of colorectal cancer. She has co-authored several research publications related to overcoming NSAID resistance and the interplay between Wnt signaling and arachidonic acid metabolism. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for Molecular Carcinogenesis. Dr. Greenspan is interested in promoting cancer prevention and translational science research through funding opportunities and education.

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Emily J. Greenspan, Ph.D.

Emily J. Greenspan, Ph.D.

Project Manager
Provocative Questions (PQ) Project
Office of the Director
Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives
National Cancer Institute