Dr. Carly Bess Williams Scalise

T32 CPCTP Post-doctoral Fellow (07/01/2020)

Dr. Carly Bess Scalise is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of OB/GYN - Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under the mentorship of Rebecca Arend, MD and Lyse Norian, PhD. With a background in cell and molecular pharmacology, experimental therapeutics, and immunotherapy, Carly Bess’s research approach considers both tumor intrinsic and immune drivers of cancer. 

She is an active member of multiple professional societies where she has developed a network of mentors in her fields of interests. With the support of the Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program (CPCTP), she is gaining experience and intensive training in the fields of dietary and nutritional interventions in ovarian cancer. This training allows her to develop feasible and inexpensive interventional methods to enhance the effects of chemo- and immune-therapeutic agents in patients with ovarian cancer. Her long-term career goal is to be a fully funded independent investigator in academic medicine focusing on both breast and ovarian cancer treatments, as well as being an active educator on women’s cancers in her surrounding communities.




Publications, Abstracts & Posters

  • Williams, C.B., Eblen, S., Williams, C., Dingle, I.P., Phelp-Polirer, K., and Yeh, E.S. (2019). The Protein Kinase HUNK: A Novel Regulator of EGFR+ Breast Cancer Metastasis. Oncogene. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41388-019-1046-5.
  • Zambrano, J.N., Williams, C.J., Williams C.B., Hedgepeth, L., Burger, P., Rhett, J.M., and Yeh, E.S. (2018). Staurosporine, an inhibitor of Hormonally Up-regulated Neu-associated Kinase. Oncotarget 9: 35962-35973. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.26311.
  • Yeh, E.S., Williams, C.J., Williams, C.B., Meijia, I.B., Klauber-DeMore, N., and Phillips, S.L. (2017). Dysregulated Connexin 43 in HER2-positive drug resistant breast cancer cells enhances proliferation and migration. Oncotarget 8:109358-109369.
  • Phillips, S.L., Williams, C.B., Zambrano, J.N., Williams, C.J., and Yeh, E.S. (2017). Connexin 43 in the development and progression of breast cancer. What’s the connection? International Journal of Oncology 51: 1005-1013. doi: 10.3892/ijo.2017.4114
  • Williams, C. B., Weinstein, J. E., and Rocha, C. L. (2016). Water Quality and Fecal Coliform Levels in Georgia Oxbow Lakes Relative to Connectivity with Savannah River. Georgia Journal of Science 74(2): 1-11.
  • Perspectives on Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Regulation in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Ligand-Mediated Mechanisms of Receptor Regulation and Potential for Clinical Targeting. In: “Advances in Cancer Research”. Williams, C. B., Soloff, A. C., Either, S. P., and Yeh, E. S. Volume 127, pp 253-81. Elsevier Inc. 2015.
  • Williams, C.B., Yeh, E. S., and Soloff, A. C. (2015). Tumor-Associated Macrophages: Unwitting Accomplices in Breast Cancer Malignancy. NPJ Breast Cancer 2: 1-12. doi:10.1038/npjbcancer.2015.25



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