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• Sarah Thomas won the VCU Science Communication Award for Most Outstanding How-to Talk in the 2019 Series. Her talk was titled "Introduction to Immunofluorescence Microscopy: Light at the End of the Tunnel". She won the attached cool 3D printed trophy from the library and some $. Good luck in your new position with Olympus!
• Bos lab research was highlighted in the Year in Review presentation at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Dr. Bos 2019 year in review [View Image]
• Madelyn Esquivel won 1st place poster at the 2019 National Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, California.
• Some good press for some older news: https://www.massey.vcu.edu/about/news-center/2019-archive/massey-researcher-awarded-450k-to-identify-effective-drug-combinations-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer/
• Dr. Koblinski was named Treasurer of the VCU Women in Science, Dentistry, and Medicine (WISDM) organization.
• A recent publication from the Bos Lab. Department of Pathology contributors include; Drs. Bos, Robila, and Idowu.
• A recent publication from the Harrell & Reed (Physics) Labs. Department of Pathology contributors include; Drs. Harrell, Radhakrishnan, Tia Turner and Mohammad Al-Zubi.
• Dr. Atfi is a coauthor on this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31276933
• FUNDED; VCU School of Medicine VETAR grant. ”Single-cell RNA sequencing for selection of therapeutic targets for TNBC”. Chuck Harrell, Mikhail Dozmorov (Biostatistics), and Jason Reed (Physics) $134,563 for 1 year.
• A recent publication from the Koblinski Lab: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31327090
• A review article from the Sirica Lab: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30251463
• Dr. Parash Parajuli is first author on this publication from Dr. Atfi's Lab: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31152009
• Dr. Atfi is a coauthor on this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31175968
• Some good press: https://www.massey.vcu.edu/about/news-center/2019-archive/massey-researchers-first-to-develop-comprehensive-models-of-seeds-and-soil-as-a-means-to-combat-breast-cancer-metastasis/
• Dr. Koblinski is co-investigator on a grant funded to Dr. Nick Farrell by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), “Sulfated Glycosaminoglycans as Disease Biomarkers and Molecular Targets for Precision Medicine in Cancer”
• Dr. Koblinski is a coauthor on this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31125679
• Madhavi Puchalapalli is first author on this publication from Dr. Koblinksi’s lab; other Pathology Department coauthors: Megan Sayyad: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31183318
• Dr. Megan Sayyad has accepted a postdoc in the lab of David Parichy at UVA: http://dparichy.as.virginia.edu/#research
• Congratulations to Amy Northrop for her 1st place poster at the Annual Massey Cancer Center Research Retreat!
Congratulations to Dr. Megan Sayyad, who earned her PhD! Thesis title: The role of Syndecan-1 and extracellular vesicles in breast cancer brain metastasis. Good luck with your future research!
Congratulations to Mohammad Al-Zubi and Sahib Sohal on their published co-first author paper:
Quantitative assessment of breast cancer liver metastasis expansion with patient-derived xenografts
Other Pathology Department contributors; Madhu Sriram, Tia Turner, Patricija Zot, Michael Idowu, Chuck Harrell.
Tia Turner’s abstract was selected by the VCU MD/PhD Program for sponsorship to attend the MD/PhD National Student Conference in Copper Mountain, Colorado in July 2019. While in Colorado, she has been invited by the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to present a seminar and meet with the faculty and students.
Good Luck to Sahib Sohal as he finishes his undergraduate education and will soon be starting Medical School here at VCU!
1. FUNDED: Jeffress Memorial Trust Foundation Grant; Co-Investigator ($100,000 for 1 year)
2. FUNDED: Komen Career Catalyst Grant: Principal Investigator ($450,000 total for 3 years)
3. Selected to the NIH Early Career Reviewer Program; reviewing grants for the Tumor Progression & Metastasis Study Section
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