Get to know Dr. Alena Smith or Dr. LenaJeanne
Dr. LenaJeanne has a day job as Research Associate at LSU-S in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her focus is in Molecular Oncology/Oncology Biochemistry. She currently works in demonstrating the anti-tumorigenic activity of FC101a, a naturally occurring mycotoxin. Her passion involves bringing science to the general public as well as providing cohesion across the discipline to allow for greater collaborative efforts. Dr. Smith believes that creating an atmosphere of brotherhood if you will within all scientific disciplines reduces overhead costs, increases efficiency, and allows for a broader application of knowledge possibility creating a world where Star Trek is possible! 😉 Dr. Smith has recently been awarded a start-up grant by ASCB that allows for a tri-state conference. The ArkLaTex Interdisciplinary Cell Conference (ArkLaTex ICC) will be held in Shreveport at LSU-S on September 17th, 2016.
My Onc World was created after multiple attempts at providing an online content that just didn’t “fit” with Dr. Smith’s vision of her online world. Therefore, realizing that there are large knowledge gaps that families and victims of cancer can not fill by other online sites and their physicians Dr. Smith created “My Onc World.” The content here is proprietary and meant to encourage families to get involved in their loved ones diagnosis. If you have any questions or suggestions for content email Dr. Smith at alena.smith@LSUS.edu.