Rachel Lynch, PhD

Rachel Lynch, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
428 Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX   77840

Phone: 979.436.0852
Fax: 979.847.9481

Education and Post-Graduate Training

Dr. Rachel Lynch is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Cedarville University in 2004 and her PhD in life science in 2010 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville under the supervision of Dr. Brynn Voy. She was the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2012 to 2015. Lynch has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Genetics at North Carolina State University under the guidance of Dr. David Threadgill and continued that research focused on genetic susceptibility of colorectal cancer metastasis when the Threadgill laboratory relocated to Texas A&M in 2013. Lynch joined the faculty at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center in August 2016.

Research Interests

The research in Threadgill’s laboratory utilizes the mouse as an experimental genetic model to investigate inter-individual differences contributing to health and disease. My research focuses on using a mouse model of metastatic colorectal cancer to investigate the role of genetic background on differential metastatic susceptibility.

Selected Publications

  • Lynch RM, Threadgill DW. Comparison of tumorigenesis in two mouse models of metastatic colorectal cancer utilizing conditional alleles (in progress).
  • Lynch RM, Threadgill DW. Differing effects of cooperating mutations in a mouse model of sporadic colorectal cancer (in progress).
  • Lynch RM, Naswa S, Rogers GL Jr, Kania SA, Das S, Chesler EJ, Saxton AM, Langston MA, Voy BH. 2010. Identifying genetic loci and spleen gene coexpression networks underlying immunophenotypes in BXD recombinant inbred mice. Physiol Genomics 41(3):244-253.
  • Tetard L, Passian A, Lynch RM, Voy BH, Shekhawat G, Dravid VP, Thundat T. 2008. Elastic phase response of silica nanoparticles buried in soft matter. Applied Physics Letters 93:133113-133115.
  • Tetard L, Passian A, Venmar KT, Lynch RM, Voy BH, Shekhawat G, Dravid VP, Thundat T. 2008. Imaging nanoparticles in cells by nanomechanical holography. Nature Nanotechnology 3(8):501-5.
  • Lynch RM, Voy BH, Glass DF, Mahurin SM, Saxton AM, Donnell RL, Cheng MD. 2007. Assessing the pulmonary toxicity of single-walled carbon nanohorns. Nanotoxicology 1(2):157-166.
  • Chopra S, Lynch RM, Kim SH, Jackson M, Howell EE. 2006. Effects of temperature and viscosity on R67 dihydrofolate reductase. Biochemistry 45(21):6596-6605.