Dr. Hopkins received her B.S. in chemistry from Auburn University in 1970 and an M.S. in clinical pathology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1973. After teaching at Loyola University in New Orleans for several years, she entered the doctoral program in the Chemistry Department at Tulane University in the laboratory of Dr. William Alworth and received her Ph.D. in 1992. She moved to the laboratories of Dr. William George and Dr. Juan Lertora in the Pharmacology Department at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her research interests are centered on the role of cytochrome P450 in both carcinogenesis and cancer chemoprevention. She is also interested in the role of natural products that are chemo-preventive in breast and prostate cancer. In collaboration with Dr. Maryam Foroozesh at Xavier University, she studies the inhibition of cytochrome P450 and the Akt pathway by natural product analogs. Dr. Hopkins is a member of the American Association of Cancer Researchers, the American Chemical Society, and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is also an associate member of the Society of Toxicology. She is on the National Council of Iota Sigma Pi Women's Chemistry Honorary Society.
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