The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's Grand Rounds

"Gamma Knife Radiosurgery" 

Presented by: Michael M. Dominello, D.O.

Medical Director for Quality, Karmanos Cancer Network
Medical Director of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Assistant Program Director, RadOnc Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine

NEW TIME - 7:30 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wertz Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hudson Webber Cancer Research Center
Refreshments will be served beginning at 7:15 a.m.


Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Cancer Biology Graduate Program

Department of Oncology

Ethan J. Brock

"Sprouty4 is a negative regulator of ERK/MAPK signaling in breast cancer and plays a role in the transition from in situ to invasive disease"

Mentor: Raymond R. Mattingly, Ph.D.

 Friday, October 25, 2019

at 1:00 PM 

2nd Floor Wertz Auditorium,
Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center


Congratulations Daniel A Luedtke
for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.

"Strategies to enhance the anti-leukemic activity of venetoclax (ABT-199) in AML through targeting of Mcl-1"

Mentor: Yubin Ge, Ph.D.


Congratulations Joshua R. Heyza
for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.

"Novel insights into the use of ERCC1 as a biomarker for response to platinum-based chemotherapy in lung cancer"

Mentor: Stephan M. Patrick, Ph.D.


Congratulations Poster Prize Winners

Karmanos Cancer Institute 2019 Molecular Therapeutics Research Tumor Biology Microenvironment Symposium - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

1st PRIZE: Kayla Conner

2nd PRIZE: Justin Hackett

3rd PRIZE: Niko Moses


Congratulations Emily A. Teslow
for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.

"Investigation of the role for methyl-CpG binding protein 2 variant MBD2_v2 in cancer stem cells and obesity-associated cancers"

Mentor: Aliccia Bollig-Fischer, Ph.D.


Congratulations Aamod S. Dekhne  
for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.


Mentor: Larry H. Matherly, PhD


Congratulations Donovan Watza 
for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.


Mentor: Ann G Schwartz, PhD, MPH


Congratulations Joshua R. Heyza
2019 Leonard N. Simons Award for Exemplary Research and Scholarly Achievement


Congratulations to the following Cancer Biology Graduate Program Students for their outstanding achievement during the 9thAnnual Cancer Biology Research

Symposium held on Friday, March 29, 2019.

Oral Presentation Awards
1st Prize - Patrick Rädler
2nd Prize - Jordan White

Poster Presentation Awards
1st Prize - Ethan Brock
2nd Prize - Joshua Heyza
3rd Prize - Emily Teslow

People's Choice Award - Niko Moses


Congratulations Anthony Robert Guastella
for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.

"Tryptophan metabolism in patient-derived brain tumors: In vitro and in vivo studies of the kynurenine pathway"

Mentor: Sandeep Mittal, MD, FRCSC, FACS


Congratulations Brooke N. McKnight
for successfully defending your dissertation.

Utilizing immunoPET to measure tumor response to treatment in breast cancer

Mentor: Nerissa Viola, PhD





Congratulations Aamod Dekhne - NIH F30 Fellowship Award
2018 - 2019 F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows


Congratulations Asra N. Shaik
2018 Leonard N. Simons Award for Exemplary Research and Scholarly Achievement



CB7890 Seminar in Cancer Biology - Every Thursday - 2nd floor Wertz Auditorium


Pointers Evaluation Form

Congratulations Larry Matherly, Ph.D. on the renewal of the Ruth L. Kirschenstein Research Training Grant (T32-CA009531), Wayne State University School of Medicine

Inaugural Leonard N. Simons Award for Exemplary Research and Scholarly Achievement


Congratulations Jonathan Diedrich - Awarded a National Institute of Health F31 Fellowship

Ivory Dean, Ph.D. - Congratulations on representing the School of Medicine, Cancer Biology Graduate Program as the Student Commencement Speaker for the December 2014 Commencement Ceremony, Saturday, December 6, 2014.


Undergraduate fellows represent the future of cancer research

Undergraduates complete 10-week research fellowship with Cancer Biology Graduate Program

Wayne State Students earn top spots in Karmanos research symposium poster contest 

Cancer Biology graduate students shine in annual reseach symposium 

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.