By 2025, jobs in the life sciences industry in Northern Kentucky are projected to grow by 30%. Thermo Fisher Scientific has already announced 200 new full-time jobs at its Highland Heights lab, and Ethos Labs in Newport is making a $2.2 million investment.

Dr. Julia Carter, president & CEO of Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory in Newport, is helping train future generations of scientists to fill these roles. Growing up, Carter had many family members diagnosed with cancer and out of this situation grew her passion for cancer research. Carter and her husband are determined to make a difference and, for years, have trained undergraduates on basic scientific techniques required to work in cancer labs.

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