Dr. Erin Kaltenbrun is a molecular biologist with expertise in oncology, embryonic development, and cardiac cell biology. Dr. Kaltenbrun received her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she studied molecular regulators of cardiac development and disease. She then moved on to postdoctoral studies in the Pharmacology & Cancer Biology Department at Duke University Medical Center to focus on tumor biology and oncogenic signaling. Dr. Kaltenbrun also has experience working in the preclinical pipeline with time in the Preclinical Services division of Charles River Laboratories. During her research career, Dr. Kaltenbrun received numerous funding awards including an NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional National Service Award, an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, and an NSF Research Fellowship. She is an active member of the RTP chapter of Women in Bio. Dr. Kaltenbrun is also a Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher and when not composing grant applications, teaches at several studios in the Triangle.
Education: B.S. in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno; Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.