Karen Hubbard, Ph.D. is a molecular biologist who studies gene expression during cellular aging. Dr. Hubbard teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in the Biology Department at City College. Dr. Hubbard’s research interest includes RNA metabolism during aging and the relationship between cell death (apoptosis) and aging. Dr. Hubbard’s current research focuses on assessing the impact of chemotherapy by measuring the alteration in gene expression by DNA damage induced pre-mature senescence in the brain of a rodent model system. Dr. Hubbard co-directs ET CURE, a program that trains young scientists and physicians in oncologic molecular imaging. Dr. Hubbard is Co-PI of the NIH U54 Interdisciplinary Grant at CCNY and Memorial Sloan Kettering.