As an undergraduate I worked as a research assistant in the VCU Massey Cancer Center in the laboratory of Dr. Joyce Lloyd.  I completed my PhD in Molecular Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Qun Zhou. During my dissertation studies I investigated the roles of microRNAs and cancer stem cells in early stage breast cancer. When I'm not in the lab I enjoy spending my time outdoors hiking or exploring.

recent publications

Wolfson B, Eades G, Zhou Q. Adipocyte activation of cancer stem cell signaling in breast cancer.. Vol 6.; 2015. (World J Biol Chem; vol 6; no 2).
Duru N, Gernapudi R, Eades G, Eckert R, Zhou Q. Epigenetic Regulation of miRNAs and Breast Cancer Stem Cells.. Vol 1.; 2015. (Curr Pharmacol Rep; vol 1; no 3).
Eades G, Wolfson B, Zhang Y, Li Q, Yao Y, Zhou Q. lincRNA-RoR and miR-145 regulate invasion in triple-negative breast cancer via targeting ARF6.. Vol 13.; 2015. (Mol Cancer Res; vol 13; no 2).
Li Q, Yao Y, Eades G, Liu Z, Zhang Y, Zhou Q. Downregulation of miR-140 promotes cancer stem cell formation in basal-like early stage breast cancer.. Vol 33.; 2014. (Oncogene; vol 33; no 20).
Li Q, Eades G, Yao Y, Zhang Y, Zhou Q. Characterization of a stem-like subpopulation in basal-like ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) lesions.. Vol 289.; 2014. (J Biol Chem; vol 289; no 3).
Eades G, Yang M, Yao Y, Zhang Y, Zhou Q. miR-200a regulates Nrf2 activation by targeting Keap1 mRNA in breast cancer cells.. Vol 286.; 2011. (J Biol Chem; vol 286; no 47).
Eades G, Yao Y, Yang M, Zhang Y, Chumsri S, Zhou Q. miR-200a regulates SIRT1 expression and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like transformation in mammary epithelial cells.. Vol 286.; 2011. (J Biol Chem; vol 286; no 29).