Nikkida Bundrant, Post Baccalaureate Fellow
Nikkida Bundrant earned her degree in Biological Sciences from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her previous undergraduate research projects ranged from studying malaria in Ghana to creating model treatments for multiple sclerosis. Upon graduation she joined the National Cancer Institute as a post-baccalaureate fellow to begin her training in pediatric oncology research.
Nikkida has contributed significantly towards the efforts of the NCI Immunocompromised Host Section by studying immune reconstitution by pulmonary macrophages on the kinetics of four Aspergillus Species. Currently under the Tumor Metastasis and Biology Section, she is now researching the inhibitory effects of a cyclin-dependent kinase modulator (UCN-01) on protein kinase C and is also determining whether there is a phenotypic difference in metastatic cells that over-express eukaryotic initiation factor 4E.