Undergraduate education

South Dakota State University, BS, 1999

Years in MSTP



Cellular and molecular biology, 2005


Elaine Alarid, PhD

Thesis title

Concentration-Dependent Estrogen Receptor-Alpha Transcriptional Function in Breast Cancer


Radiology, Washington University, 2008-2012


Breast radiology, Washington University, 2012-2013

Current position

Assistant professor, Department of Radiology (breast imaging), University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

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PhD publications

Fowler AM, Alarid ET. Amping up estrogen receptors in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2007;9(4):305. PMID: 17705882; PMCID: PMC2206721.

Fowler AM, Solodin NM, Valley CC, Alarid ET. Altered target gene regulation controlled by estrogen receptor-alpha concentration. Mol Endocrinol. 2006 Feb;20(2):291-301. PMID: 16179380.

Valley CC, Métivier R, Solodin NM, Fowler AM, Mashek MT, Hill L, Alarid ET. Differential regulation of estrogen-inducible proteolysis and transcription by the estrogen receptor alpha N terminus. Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Jul;25(13):5417-28. PMID: 15964799; PMCID: PMC1156995.

Fowler AM, Alarid ET. Nuclear receptor and transcriptional complex cycles. Sci STKE. 2004 Dec 7;2004(262):tr11. PMID: 15585691.

Fowler AM, Alarid ET. Dynamic control of nuclear receptor transcription. Sci STKE. 2004 Oct 26;2004(256):pe51. PMID: 15507593.

Fowler AM, Solodin N, Preisler-Mashek MT, Zhang P, Lee AV, Alarid ET. Increases in estrogen receptor-alpha concentration in breast cancer cells promote serine 118/104/106-independent AF-1 transactivation and growth in the absence of estrogen. FASEB J. 2004 Jan;18(1):81-93. PMID: 14718389.