We are proud to congratulate graduate students Emily Harrington and Kevin Levine on their recent awards at the Magee Women’s Annual Research Day! Emily won the first place fellow/graduate trainee award for her oral presentation entitled “Unique Tamoxifen Regulation of Snail in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma”. Kevin triumphed with the first place fellow/graduate trainee poster award for his poster presentation “Combination FGFR4 and ER-targeted therapy for invasive lobular carcinoma”.
Way to go Emily and Kevin!
Vaciry Li, a second year graduate students from Pharmacology program, was invited to give a talk titled “ESR1 mutation confer novel metastatic functions in genome-edited breast cancer model” at a minisymposium seasion at this year’s AACR conference, which will be held from April 1st to 5th in Washington DC.
Steffi received the honor to serve as Komen Scholar – an international advisory groups which helps to guide Komen’s research and scientific program, education and advocacy work, and public health efforts in the US and abroad.
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.