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Ruth Everett

Director Strategic Research Development

Ruth Everett, Ph.D.

Director Strategic Research Development

(919) 962-0092
3309 Kerr Building, , CB# 7569, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Ruth Everett worked for several years as a lecturer and head of the Department of Zoology at Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. She gained experience in cell and molecular biology at the Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Department of Pulmonary Medicine) as a research instructor, She joined the laboratory of Dhiren Thakker initially as a visiting scholar and then as research faculty. Everett’s research interests are in the areas of metformin intestinal absorption/transport mechanisms and anticancer activities, and in the modulation of tight junctions for enhanced drug delivery.

  • B.S. from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India
  • MS in zoology from Bangalore University in India
  • PhD in animal science from Purdue University
  • Postdoctoral training at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Pediatric Medical Genetics