Dr. Tucci received her bachelor's degree from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, in 1984. She completed a master's degree at the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH, in 1987.
She worked as a research assistant in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center from 1987-89. Tucci was a biochemist II at Marion Merrell Dow from 1989-91 and a senior research associate at the University of Michigan in the division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases before coming to Jackson in 1994.
Tucci joined the department as a senior research associate and was promoted to assistant professor after earning a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2000. She was awarded both the Douglas M. Walker Award from the Mississippi Academy of Sciences and the Dean's Graduate Award in 2000 for her doctoral research.
She has received funding from the American Cancer Society as well as the University of Mississippi Biomedical Review Committee. Her research interests and publications include works in macrophage cellular signaling, immunocytochemistry, wear particle debris and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tucci is a member of numerous scientific societies and serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Implant Pathology Special Interest Group in the Society for Biomaterials.
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