This year, our lab is honored to host 2 of the 4 Hillman Academy high school students. The purpose of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Academy is to strive “to provide cutting edge research and career preparatory experiences to a diverse group of highly motivated high school students who are pursuing higher education and careers in STEM fields, especially research and medicine. “
Our lab was well represented at this year’s UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientific Retreat, held at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum!
Dr. Tasdemir won Honorable Mention for Oral Trainee Presentation at the Great Lakes Breast Cancer Research Symposium 2019.
Congrats to Zeynep Erdogan-Yildirim, M.D., M.S. who won best Human Genetics poster at the Dean’s Day retreat.
The BCA selected to fund our projects entitled ‘Therapeutic targeting of novel pathways in breast cancer brain metastases’ and ‘Understanding the importance of ESR1 fusion genes in metastatic breast cancer”. The grants provide one year of funding support for these exciting projects.
We are very grateful for the funding to continue our quest to better understand and target endocrine resistant breast cancer.
Congrats to Dr. Nilgun Tasdemir on giving an oral presentation at the Endocrine Society Meeting 2019 in New Orleans, LA and winning the best poster award in the Presidential Poster Competition for her poster “Novel Preclinical Models of Estrogen Receptor Alpha Positive Metastatic Invasive Lobular Breast Carcinoma Using Dual Bioluminescent and Fluorescent Human Cell Line Xenografts”.
Congrats to Ashuvinee Elangovan for winning the GRC and BGSA travel awards!
Ashuvinee Elangovan, a 2nd year graduate student in the lab won travel awards from the Gordon Research (GRC) Conferences and the Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA) for the upcoming Gordon conference on IGF and Insulin System in Physiology and Disease in Ventura, CA.