Steffi received a $100,000 Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Leadership Award from the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN), a patient driven organization. The research they fund will focus on improved understanding of metastases in patients with invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC).
Sreeja has received a AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards and Nilgun has received the DOD grants to support their post-doc studies.
AACR journal Clinical Cancer Research recently released a paper titled “Active estrogen receptor-alpha signaling in ovarian cancer models and clinical specimens” in January this year. Our previous lab member Dr. Courtney Andersen was the first author of this paper.
Dr. Matt Sikora starts his own lab as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Rebecca Watters has started a new position as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Pitt.
Dr. Amir Bahreini graduated (YEAH!), and is now back in his home country Iran.
Dr. Courtney Andersen graduated, and is now a Postdoctoral Scientist at AstraZeneca in Waltham, MA.
Our research on ILC is funded by BCRF, which is supported by the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
in 2016, we were also fortunate to obtain funding for metastatic breast cancer from the Nicole Meloche Memorial Fund. http://mageewomens.org/giving/my-magee-campaigns/
Kevin was awarded the F30 grants with the project titled “Combination FGFR4 and ER-targeted Therapy for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Emily was awarded the F31 grants with the project titled “Targeting the EMT-like Phenotype in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.