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Rebecca S. Arnold, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Urology
Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Arnold's full profile and curriculum vitae 

Dr. Arnold is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Emory University School of Medicine. She currently directs the work of Research Specialists and Medical Students during the School of Medicine sponsored Discovery Project in the Petros lab in addition to performing her own independent research.  She is active in publishing and grant writing to support the Department’s research mission.

Dr. Arnold earned her Bachelor in Science (majoring in Chemistry) and Masters in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.  She then attended Graduate School at Indiana University, Bloomington IN, earning her PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry. Dr. Arnold studied protein:lipid interactions with a concentration on the insulin receptor.  Continuing her interest and studies on protein:lipid interactions, she completed postdoctoral studies at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada focusing on the basic biochemistry of CTP:phosphatidylcholine cytidylyltransferase, the regulatory enzyme in phosphatidylcholine synthesis. After completing postdoctoral studies at Emory University studying enzymes that generate reactive oxygen in cells, she joined the Urology faculty.

Dr. Arnold’s research interests include prostate and kidney cancers and focus on reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and mitochondrial genetics.  In addition, she is integral member of the Emory Urology research team working on a test to screen and detect Kidney Cancer. Dr. Arnold is closely involved in teaching and mentoring junior researchers, medical students, urology residents and post-graduate fellows. Dr. Arnold has lectured both regionally and nationally, and has authored multiple scientific journal articles. She is the recipient of the Henry R. Mahler Memorial Award from Indiana University as well as multiple National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Undergraduate Education
BS in Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL (1987)

Graduate Education
MS in Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL (1988)

Postgraduate Education
PhD in Chemistry (Biochemistry), Indiana University, Bloomington, Il (1993)

Fellowship in Biohemisry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada (1994-1996)
Fellowship in Biohemisry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (1997-1999)

Academic Appointments
Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (1999-2001)
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2001-2006)

Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2006-current)