Dr. Beckman received her B.S. from Tulane University in 1968. She completed her doctorate in pharmacology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1978. Her postdoctoral fellowship was completed under the direction of Dr. James Fisher in the area of erythropoietin signal transduction mechanisms. In 1980 Dr. Beckman became a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology, initially as a Research Assistant Professor, ultimately rising to the rank of tenured Professor in 1994. Dr. Beckman has served as Co-Director and Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and has served as reviewer for the American Heart Association, NIH AIDS and related Research Study Section, Endocrinology Study Section and USAMRMC Breast Cancer Research Program. She is currently Adjunct Professor in Otolaryngology as well as Physiology. Dr. Beckman is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research as well as the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She has served as a member and Chair of the ASPET Graduate Recruitment and Education Committee. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2005. Dr. Beckman’s primary research interests focus on understanding molecular and biochemical mechanisms of chemoresistance in breast cancer as well as hypoxia-regulated gene expression related to erythropoietin and to angiogenesis.
Tulane Cancer Center Contributing Member
Cellular/molecular pharmacology; signal transduction,
hematopoietic growth factors, and cancer.
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