Dr. Cristel V. Camacho

CristelCamacho_crop3002005 B.S.
Cancer Research Scientist

As a published Postdoctoral Research Fellow with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, Cristel focuses on understanding the role of DNA repair deficiencies in the developing central nervous system and its contribution to gliomagenesis. Her NASA-funded Ph.D. research (2012) focused on understanding the carcinogenic consequences of radiation exposure, particularly in the brain.

“I have nothing but fond memories of my time at HSU. I was surrounded by dedicated science professors who were always enthusiastic about teaching. I hold them in such high esteem, as it was their guidance and encouragement, even after leaving HSU, that gave me confidence to pursue my career wholeheartedly.”


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