Victoria Stephens

Graduate Student
Molecular Pathology & Immunology Graduate Program
Osteen Lab
1161 21st Avenue South

I am a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Osteen. In 2017, I graduated from Albany State University (Albany, Georgia) with a B.S. in Forensic Science and a minor in Chemistry. Following graduation, I participated in a one-year post-baccalaureate program at the University of Iowa (PREP@Iowa). I am now part of the Molecular Pathology and Immunology Department as well as the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center at Vanderbilt University.

Research Information

My proposed thesis research involves examining the disease processes of endometriosis and related adverse pregnancy outcomes. We are particularly interested in how toxicant exposures contribute to disease and dysfunction. My approach will focus on the development of therapeutic interventions that hold promise for improving reproductive success.