1611-Sierra Potchanant, Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Sierra Potchanant, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

R4 432
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Sierra Potchanant’s research aims to understand how alteration of genetic pathways in heritable pediatric cancer predisposition disorders elicits tumorigenesis and how to target these pathways for the development of precision therapies. Her work focuses on characterizing the molecular mechanisms of cell cycle dysregulation in Fanconi anemia, a bone marrow failure disorder associated with predisposition to acute myeloid leukemia and other cancers during childhood. Dr. Sierra Potchanant is currently an Assistant Research Professor working with Dr. D. Wade Clapp to identify novel molecular targets for the treatment of pediatric cancers arising from disruption of the Fanconi anemia signaling pathway. 

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2010 PhD Indiana University
    2000 BS Indiana University
  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for the Advancement of Science

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