Through December 2012, see our Fall 2012 Featured Faculty display of Dr.Willietta Gibson publications and professional achievements by the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the Holgate Library.
Dr. Willietta Gibson decided to further her education and pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy in biomedical sciences in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed the PhD in 2007 and her dissertation focused on the transcriptional regulation of the putative tumor suppressor, Human Beta Defensin-1, in prostate cancer. Dr. Gibson then completed a a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship at the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where she examined the sensitivity of inflammatory breast cancer cells to commercially available inhibitors of the sonic hedgehog signal transduction pathway. Currently, Dr. Gibson teaches Principles of Biology I and II, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Human Biology, Biotechnology and team teaches an Interdisciplinary Math/Biology course at Bennett College. Her research interests include cancer health disparities among African-Americans and other minority populations.