Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Cancer Biology Graduate Program
Department of Oncology
Joshua R. Heyza
"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.
Friday, July 19, 2019
at 1:00 PM
2nd Floor Wertz Auditorium, Hudson-Webber Cancer Research Center
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.
Karmanos Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Location: 2nd Floor Wertz Auditorium
Congratulations Aamod S. Dekhne for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.
"THERAPEUTIC DUAL-TARGETING OF CYTOSOLIC AND MITOCHONDRIAL ONE-CARBON METABOLISM"
Mentor: Larry H. Matherly, PhD
Congratulations Donovan Watza for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.
"IMMUNE-CENTRIC GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF LUNG CANCER OUTCOMES"
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 Poster Prize Winners
FIRST PLACE: Allison Mitchell
FOXQ1 Interacts with the KMT2/MLL Core Complex to Promote Transcriptional Activation of the Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Program
SECOND Place: Joshua Heyza
Mechanisms of Resistance to Interstrand Crosslinks with ERCC1 Deficiency
THIRD PLACE: Niko Moses
HDAC6 Regulates Chk1 Stability in Response to Ionizing Radiation-Induced DNA Damage
Dual Targeting Mitochondrial and Cytosolic One-Carbon Metabolism with Novel 5-Substituted Pyrrolo[3,2-d]pyrimidine Antifolates
Congratulations Aamod Dekhne - NIH F30 Fellowship Award
2018 - 2019 F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows
CB7700 - Journal Club Fall 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Karmanos Cancer Institute Wertz Classroom
Congratulations Andrew S. Murray, PhD for successfully defending your dissertation.
"Identifying the role of the Type-II transmembrane serine protease TMPRSS13 in breast cancer"
Mentor: Karin List, PhD
Congratulations - Johnathan Diedrich
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.
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.