School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Aimalie Hardaway

Aimalie Hardaway
Senior Student

Dissertation Mentor:  Izabela Podgorski, Ph.D.

Research Focus:
Effects of Inflammation and Adiposity on Prostate Tumor Progression in Bone

Grants, Awards and Scholarships:
(2012-current) NIH F31 Graduate Research Fellowship Award
2014 1
st Place Oral Presentation Pharmacology Colloquium
2013 3rd place poster at Cancer Biology Annual Symposium
2013 AACR MICR Travel Award
2013 Emory University STEM Research and Career Symposium Travel Award
2013 1
st Place Oral Presentation Graduate Student Research Day
2011 National Science Foundation Research Fellowship Award Honorable Mention
2011 2nd place winner at Wayne State University Graduate Exhibition 2011
2011 3rd place winner at Cancer Biology Annual Symposium
NRSA T32-CA009531 Training Grant Fellowship (2010-2012)
(2009-2011) Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Graduate Fellowship Award


Hardaway AL, Herroon MK, Rajagurubandara E, Podgorski I. Bone marrow fat: linking adipocyte-induced inflammation with skeletal metastases. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2014;33:527-43.

Hardaway AL, Podgorski I. IL-1β, RAGE and FABP4: targeting the dynamic trio in metabolic inflammation and related pathologies. Future Med Chem. 2013;5:1089-108.

Herroon MK, Rajagurubandara E, Hardaway AL, Powell K, Turchick A, Feldmann D, Podgorski I. Bone marrow adipocytes promote tumor growth in bone via FABP4-dependent mechanisms. Oncotarget. 2013;4:2108-23.

Herroon MK, Rajagurubandara E, Rudy DL, Chalasani A, Hardaway AL, Podgorski I. Macrophage cathepsin K promotes prostate tumor progression in bone. Oncogene. 2013;32:1580-93.

Wayne State University, BS Biological Sciences

Detroit, MI