For about 18 years, I directed a cancer research program at a university. I wanted to leverage my scientific expertise to do even more to help end cancer - without ignoring my passion for education, mentoring, and community outreach. I closed my lab door when the American Cancer Society gave me that opportunity, and I’m grateful to be part of the ACS family.”
As Scientific Director of the Cell Biology and Preclinical Cancer Research program in Extramural Discovery Science, Lynne Elmore, PhD, oversees peer review and grants management in the areas of cancer cell biology, metastasis and microenvironment, experimental therapeutics, and cancer detection and progression.
She serves as the scientific liaison to the North Central and West Regions of the American Cancer Society, providing expert information, education and communication about cancer and ACS programs to a variety of ACS constituents, including donors, researchers, staff, and volunteers.
Elmore is committed to leveraging internal and external partnerships to promote scientific advancement for the benefit of cancer patients and to enhance training opportunities for cancer leaders of the future. Recent examples of her strong leadership and collaborative mindset include:
In academia, her scholarly activities focused on cancer biology and preparing the next generation of cancer researchers.
Some mentoring highlights include being recognized by the VCU Goldwater Scholarship Committee for excellence in mentoring and participating in the NIH-sponsored research programs to promote diversity in STEM.
Elmore has led or coauthored more than 85 peer-reviewed publications and 13 book chapters. For a complete list of her publications Google Scholar page.
I enjoy yoga, hiking, and traveling - especially when it includes adventures with my husband and our 3 adult sons, who live in Boston, Denver, and Atlanta.