Antoneicka L. Harris

Why did you choose research as a career?

I am truly interested in studying the etiology of cancer and taking that knowledge to help discover novel therapies for cancer prevention, treatment or both.

What attracted you to Mayo Graduate School?

Mayo Graduate School was one of few programs that offered a Ph.D. in clinical and translational science, and when people think of Mayo Clinic, they think of a place where some of the best cancer treatments, cures and diagnoses take place.

Being that I am hugely interested in cancer, I felt that there was no place better to conduct my studies, as there are limitless research opportunities in the field of cancer.

Why did you choose the clinical and translational science track?

If I was going to be involved in science in any shape or form, my work had to be applicable to patient care, and I feel that the clinical and translational science track provides all the platforms to make that possible.

What do you like about living in Jacksonville, Florida?

Besides the wonderful weather, I like that there are many things to do within the city.

What are your plans for the future?

At the current moment, I am not quite sure in what way I will carry on with my science career, but I am interested in working in research and development in industry or becoming a medical science liaison.