About Dr. Radisky

Evette S. Radisky, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Dr. Radisky received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Utah. She completed her Ph.D. in chemistry in the laboratory of Professor C. Dale Poulter at the University of Utah, studying enzymes of the isoprenoid biosynthesis pathway. Dr. Radisky then completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Daniel E. Koshland Jr. at the University of California, Berkeley, studying the structure and function of serine proteases and canonical protein protease inhibitors.

Since joining Mayo Clinic in 2005, Dr. Radisky's research interests have focused on extracellular proteases that aid tumor progression. The goals of her research are to identify proteases that may offer suitable targets for molecular cancer therapy, to understand the mechanisms by which these proteases contribute to cancer progression and to develop selective protease inhibitors for use in cancer therapy.

Dr. Radisky's research has been supported by grants from the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the Florida Department of Health and several private foundations.