Luetta Allen

BioMed Researcher

How to Become A: Medical Scientist


Watch Luetta Allen, Ph.D., Project Director of External Collaborations, Translational Research in the Vice President's Office at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss her “Aha” moment in science when she learned about Gregor Mendel and genetics in elementary school and then went on to be the first undergraduate student at Texas A & M to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. She also earned the first jointly conferred Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics as Applied to Developmental Biology from University of Texas and MD Anderson. Click on her clips to learn about her very personal connection to leukemia research and about the revolutionary discoveries in medicine that her office helps to manufacture and get out in the world to help patients.

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