Deborah Kelly presented at the American Association of University Women meeting

Deborah F. Kelly, Ph.D.

Deborah F. Kelly, Ph.D.

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, presented her research at a recent local chapter meeting of the American Association of University Women.

Kelly, a biophysicist, develops cutting-edge imaging technology to peer into the smallest mechanisms of the biological world. Her most recent work is an analysis of how the BRCA1 protein can incorrectly fold due to a mutation and cause breast cancer.

After Kelly’s presentation, Kelly and four of her colleagues spoke to the association in small groups. The colleagues included Crystal Boudreaux, a postdoctoral associate; Cameron Varona, a doctoral student; Mariah Schoen, a research assistant; and Susannah Netherland, development and communications assistant.

The American Association of University Women, founded in 1881, is the nation’s leading voice promoting equality and education for women and girls.