College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Dr. Tina Thornton is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Her research examines the ways in which DNA damage affects the immune system and the central nervous system. Also, she is the coordinator of I-Trep, a UVM-based initiative that fosters biomedical entrepreneurship in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware, Puerto Rico and Alaska by providing resources and training to biomedical researchers who seek to commercialize their discoveries and by promoting collaboration between those researchers and the biomedical small business community at large. Dr. Thornton earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and her B.S. from the University of South Carolina. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Purdue University Cancer Center before moving to Vermont.