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Alissa Clear joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHfC)

Alissa Clear has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

I have a BSc in Biology from Purdue and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the City of Hope National Medical Center.I’ve worked in many labs throughout my scientific career – structural biology, agronomy, RNA biology, immuno-oncology, classical genetics, infectious disease – I’ve loved all of them, and left behind flowing luxuriant hairs in each & every one. My thesis research focused on utilizing a model system to express and study a human protein implicated in breast cancer susceptibility to identify critical functions and structural components for future drug targeting. During my grad school years, my hair fluctuated between purple and brown like a Briggs-Rauscher oscillating color change experiment, and I discovered how to master a curl. As a postdoctoral fellow, I studied antifungal drug resistance to identify genes involved in microbial escape mechanisms, and I entered my blonde phase. Now, I leverage my broad scientific background to help answer strategic questions driving novel drug development and patient-centric healthcare solutions, and endeavor ever towards the adage, “The bigger the hair, the closer to God.”

Alissa Clear, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Consultant
Clarion | A Life Sciences Consultancy
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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