Nancy A. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Nancy A. Jenkins, Ph.D.
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Practice, Department of Genetics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Emeritus Professor of Oncology, Houston Methodist Cancer Center

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Grant Information

Grant ID: R1113
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Established Investigators
Recruited From: 
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore
Date Awarded: 
July 27, 2011
Grant Amount: 

Nancy Jenkins received her PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from Indiana University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she met her long-time collaborator and husband, Neal Copeland.

They became Associate Staff Scientists at The Jackson Laboratory and then moved to the National Cancer Institute-Frederick as Senior Investigators where Nancy headed the Molecular Genetics of Development Section. They joined the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore in 2006 where Nancy served as the Deputy Director of the Genetics and Genomics Division for some of her stay. They returned to the 2011 and joined the Houston Methodist Research Institute where they were both CPRIT Scholars in Cancer Research.

In 2017, they closed their lab and moved to the Department of Genetics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For more than 35 years, they successfully modeled many different types of human disease in the mouse but focused exclusively on cancer for the last 11 years. They have published more than 800 papers together and are both members of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

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