Congratulations Gabriel B. Mpilla

"PAK4-NAMPT Dual Inhibition as a Novel Strategy for Therapy Resistant Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors"

Mentor: Asfar Azmi, Ph.D.


Congratulations Jordan M. White

 "Development of Novel Immunopet Agents as Predictive Markers for Response to Treatment"

Mentor: Nerissa Viola, Ph.D.

Congratulations Patrick D. Rädler on successfully defending your PhD dissertation.

"Highly Metastatic Claudin-Low Mammary Cancers Can Originate From Luminal Epithelial Cells"

Advisor: Kay-Uwe Wagner, Ph.D.


Congratulations Allison V. Mitchell on successully defending your PhD dissertation.

 "Investigating the Mechanism of FOXQ1 Transcriptional Activation of the EMT Program" 

Mentor: Guojun Wu, Ph.D.


The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's Grand Rounds

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Congratulations Allison V. Mitchell
2020 Leonard N. Simons Award for Exemplary Research and Scholarly Achievement


Rachel Sexton
2019 DOD Horizon Award (2020-2022), Department of Defense

Congratulations Niko A Moses for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.

"A Novel Target of HDAC6's E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Activity, Chk1, is Responsible for the Sensitization of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells to Ionizing Radiation"

Mentor: Xiaohong Zhang, Ph.D.


Congratulations C James G. Block for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.

"Investigation of the Common Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Program in Breast Cancer"

Mentor: Guojun Wu, PhD


Congratulations Kayla L. Conner for successfully defending your PhD dissertation.
"APOBEC3 Enzymes Mediate Efficacy of Cisplatin and Carboplatin Through the Activation of Base Excision Repair and Mismatch Repair" 

Mentor: Steve Patrick, PhD 


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 Joshua R. Heyza
2018 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 Allison V. Mitchell & Adrianne Wallace-Povirk 
NIH Fellowship Awardees

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


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