Dr. Hodel has a long history with UC Davis, much of which is rooted within the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center community. In 2013, she obtained a Ph.D. in Animal Biology under the mentorship of Dr. Russell Hovey, where she focused on breast cancer biology and endocrinology. Dr. Hodel then completed a 3.5 year postdoc with Dr. Kermit Carraway that included appointment as a T32 fellow in Oncogenic Signaling and Chromosome Biology and IOR responsibility for an undergraduate course on endocrinology (NPB130). Dr. Hodel spent several years with the Jackson Laboratory in Sacramento, where she managed contract research projects and oversaw the commercial Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) and cell culture programs.
Most recently, Dr. Hodel worked as an Academic Coordinator for the UCD Center for Neuroscience where she managed two pre-doctoral T32 training grants and contributed to the development of the newly launched Neuroscience Consortium website. She has a passion for research, scientific design, writing and mentorship. Dr. Hodel also has 10+ years of research experience with extensive work in animal models, in vivo and ex vivo techniques, histology, imaging, cellular and molecular biology. She is very excited to be a part of the Office of Grant Development and to support the research endeavors of the Cancer Center and its members.