Faculty Profile

Rebecca S. Arnold, PhD, MS

Rebecca S. Arnold, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine

Email: rsarnol@emory.edu

Bio-Summary

In addition to performing her own independent research, Dr. Arnold directs the work of research specialists and medical students during the School of Medicine-sponsored Discovery Project in Dr. John Petros' lab. She is also active in publishing and writing grant proposals.

Dr. Arnold earned her PhD in chemistry/biochemistry from Indiana University at Bloomington. She completed postdoctoral studies at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, during which she focused on the basic biochemistry of CTP: phosphatidylcholine cytidylyltransferase, the regulatory enzyme in phosphatidylcholine synthesis. She then engaged in postdoctoral studies at Emory University studying enzymes that generate reactive oxygen in cells, followed by joining the faculty of the Emory Department of Biochemistry. In 2001, she joined the Emory Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and came to Emory Urology in 2006.

Dr. Arnold's research interests include investigations of reactive oxygen in cancer, mitochondrial DNA mutations in prostate cancer and their relationship to bone metastasis, and racial disparities in prostate cancer. She is also working with other Emory Urology researchers to develop a diagnostic test for screening and detecting liver cancer.

Dr. Arnold is an active educator who teaches and mentors junior researchers, medical students, urology residents, and post-graduate fellows. She lectures both regionally and nationally and has authored multiple scientific journal articles. She is the recipient of the Henry R. Mahler Memorial Award from Indiana University and multiple National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Publications

View Dr. Arnold's publications in PubMed.

Education

  • BS in Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Class of 1987

  • MS in Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Class of 1988

  • PhD in Chemistry (Biochemistry), Indiana University, Bloomington, IL, Class of 1993

  • Fellowship in Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, 1994-1996

  • Fellowship in Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1997-1999

Honors and Awards

  • Individual National Research Service Award, National Institute of Health, 1998-2000

  • National Research Service Award, National Institute of Health, 1997

  • Henry R. Mahler Memorial Award (Indiana University), 1991

Organizational Memberships

  • Society for Basic Urologic Research

Prior Appointments

  • Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 1999-2001

  • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2001-2006

Research Interests

  • Prostate and kidney cancers with a focus on reactive oxygen, nitrogen species, mitochondrial genetics, and screening and detection

  • Racial disparities in prostate cancer

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