Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Cancer Biology Graduate Program Department of Oncology
Brittany M. Haynes
"Rad6-mediated Translesion Synthesis Promotes Fanconi Anemia and Homologous
Mentor: Malathy Shekhar, PhD
Friday, August 4, 2017, at 2 PM
Congratulations Poster Prize Winners
Karmanos Cancer Institute 2017 Annual Molecular Therapeutics Research Symposium
FIRST PLACE: Joshua R Heyza
p52 modulates sensitivity to cisplatin and PARP inhibitors in ERCC1 null lung cancer cell lines
SECOND Place: Rayna Rosati
Small Molecule drugs to selectively disrupt ELK1 dependent growth signaling by AR in prostate cancer
THIRD PLACE: Ethan J Brock
Sprouty4 regulates ERK MAPK signaling and the transition to invasive breast ductal carcinoma
Congratulations Jonathan D. Diedrich for successfully defending your PhD dissertation
"The Effects of Bone Marrow Adipocytes on Metabolic Regulation in Metastatic Prostate Cancer"
Mentor: Izabela Podgorski, PhD
Congratulations Rayna C. Rosati for successfully defending your PhD dissertation
"New Mechanism Based Approaches for Treating Prostate Cancer"
Mentor: Manohar Ratnam, PhD
KCI Grand Rounds: TBD Will commence in Fall 2017
Location: 2nd Floor Wertz
Congratulations - Jonathan Diedrich
Symposium held on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Oral Presentation Awards
1st Prize - Joshua Heyza
2nd Prize - Brooke McKnight
Poster Presentation Awards
1st Prize - Rayna Rosati
2nd Prize - Thomas McFall
3rd Prize - Brittany Haynes & C James Block
Congratulations Steven K. Jones for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.
"Folate Receptor Alpha Targeted Delivery and Characterization of Polyethyleneimine-graft-Polycaprolactone-block-Poly(ethylene glycol) Containing siRNA Micelleplexes"
Mentor: Olivia Merkel, PhD
Congratulations Andreana N. Holowatyj for successfully defending your Ph.D. dissertation.
"Clinicopathology and Molecular Determinants Underlying Benign Breast and Breast Cancer Lesions"
Mentor: Michele L. Cote, PhD, MPH
CB7890 Seminar in Cancer Biology - Every Thursday - 2nd floor Wertz Auditorium
CB7700 - Journal Club Winter 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017
Location: Karmanos Cancer Institute Wertz Classroom
Student Presenting: Garbriel Mpilla (1st Year student)
Paper: Day, KC et al. "HER2 and EGFR Overexpression Support Metastatic Progression of Prostate Cancer to Bone." Cancer Res, 2017 Jan 1;77(1):74-85
BEST [Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training] is an NIH-funded initiative at Wayne State to assist new and current doctoral trainees in exploring all career options, not just those based in traditional research settings such as a university, but in fields like business, government, law, communication, and undergraduate education.
Please consider attending the BEST Program's Phase I panel discussions, to be held each afternoon during the subsequent week of Sept. 21-25 in Margherio, with individual sessions devoted to career explorations in the fields listed above (see the attached flyer). Each session, hosted by a WSU faculty facilitator, comprises a panel of industry partners, domain specialists, and alumni who will lead an informed discussion about successful careers in these domains. A Q&A will conclude each panel.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have questions or would like additional information. You may also contact the BEST Program Coordinator, Dr. Heidi Kenaga, at BEST@wayne.edu>.
Congratulations! Andreana Holowatyj for being selected as Michigan's only representative during the inaugural AACR Capitol Hill Day to advocate for cancer research funding.
2016 Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium For Emerging Therapies
Steven Jones - First Place Oral Presentation
Wayne State University Graduate Student Research Day 2015
Jonathan Diedrich - Poster Prize First Place
"Bone Marrow Adipocytes Alter the Metabolic Phenotype of Metastatic Prosate Cancer Cells"
14th International Society for Tryptophan Research (ISTRY) Conference
Anthony Guastella - Poster Presentation - First Place
"Tryptophan metabolizing enzymes in patient-derived xenograft models of glioblastoma using molecular imaging and immunohistochemical studies"
2015 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Special Symposium on Membrane-Anchored Serine Proteases
Andrew Murray - Poster Presentation - Third Place
"Molecular characterization of the Type II Transmembrane Serine Protease TMPRSS13"
24th Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer - Bar Harbor, ME
Jackson Labs Scholarship - Jonathan Diedrich
42nd Annual Pharmacology Research Colloquium - U of T, UM, MSU, WSU
Jonathan Diedrich - Poster Presentation - Second Place
Ivory Dean, Ph.D. - Congratulations for representing the School of Medicine, Cancer Biology Graduate Program as the Student Commencement Speaker for the December 2014 Commencement Ceremony, Saturday, December 6, 2014.
2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Detroit Public Television - Discover the 'D' Series - Airing on Mondays @ 5:30 pm. Episode 1047. (Click the link for the page).
Featuring Wayne State University and highlighting the School of Medicine campus and the Cancer Biology
Graduate Program. See Dr. Matherly's lab and students Michael R. Wilson and Brittany Haynes in the documentary.