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Clara Bodelon, Ph.D., M.S.

Staff Scientist

NCI Shady Grove | Room 7E238


Dr. Bodelon received her Ph.D. in mathematics from Boston University and then went on to get her M.S. in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Dr. Bodelon joined DCEG as a postdoctoral fellow and was awarded the Sallie Rosen Kaplan Cancer Research Training Fellowship. She was promoted to a research fellow in 2015 and became a staff scientist in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) in 2018.

Dr. Bodelon has been the recipient of multiple awards, including two Intramural Research Awards, two DCEG Fellows Awards for Research Excellence, two NIH Fellows Awards for Research Excellence, two AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards, and a Division award for the most outstanding research paper by a fellow.

Research Interests

Dr. Bodelon conducts integrative analyses of genomic and molecular data to characterize breast cancers. She supports several ongoing projects aimed at informing mechanisms that may underlie relationships of key breast cancer risk factors (e.g., mammographic breast density and terminal duct lobular unit [TDLU] involution) to breast cancer risk and progression. She also supports collaborative initiatives to investigate early molecular changes in the normal breast.

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