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2013 Cancer Biology student achievements
||Congratulations to Jessica Arden and Kari Lavik (Eisenmann lab) on receiveing $300
student ravel awards from The American Society of Cell Biology. Both students will
present posters at the 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans, December 2013.
Jessica Arden & Kathryn Eisenmann - The Role for mDia Formins in Rho-Directed Glioblastoma Invasion
Kari Lavik & Kathryn Eisenmann - A Collaborative Role for Neuronal-Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome Protein (N-WASp) and Mammalian Diaphanous-Related (MDia) Formins during Stage 1 Invadopodia Formation
Board Secretary - Nneka Mbah, 3rd year
Congratulations to Gaurav Mehta for winning first prize for his oral presentation entitled "SWI/SF Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes in Transcriptional Regulation of Pathological Cardiac Hypertrophy," co-authored by Jian Wu and Dr. Ivana de la Serna, at the 40th Annual Pharmacology Research Colloquium, June 7, 2013, at Wayne State University. Mr. Mehta placed first out of thirteen oral presentations. The colloquium was attended by students, faculty and staff from Michigan State University, University of Michigan, University of Toledo, and Wayne State University. Gaurav is mentored by Dr. Ivana de la Serna.
|Congratulations to Cancer Biology track student, Nneka Mbah (3rd year) on her election
as Secretary to the board of the University of Toledo Council of Biomedical Graduate
Students (CBGS) and to Shweta Aras (4th year) as the Cancer Biology Representative
for the 2013-2014 school year!
Kari Lavik, member of the Dr. Kathryn Eisenmann's lab, has been awarded the 2013 MGRS AWIS (Association for Women in Science) Award
for the top woman in a STEM field.
Gaurav Mehta, member of the Dr. Ivana de la Serna’s lab, took 1st place for Oral Presentation at the 2013 Midwest Graduate Research Symposium,
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH held on April 20, 2013, organized by the Graduate
Students Association (GSA).
Meghan Wyse, member of the Dr. Kathryn Eisenmann's lab, took 2nd Place for Oral Presentation at the 2013 Graduate Research Forum, The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH on March 22, 2013. Total of 52 students participated from all four tracks in the Biomedical Science Program and College of Pharmacy in the Graduate Research Forum 2013. Congratulations Meghan!
Dissertation Defense Announcements
Congratulations to Dr. Chari
|CONGRATULATIONS to Venkatesh Chari, Ph.D.!
Dr. Chari successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Drug Targets to Improve the Outcome of Hormonal Adjuvant Therapy in Breast and Prostate Cancers" on November 12, 2013. Venky has been mentored by Dr. Manohar Ratnam and has accepted a position as Staff Scientist at Life Technologies.
Congratulations to Dr. Patki
|CONGRATULATIONS to Mugdha Patki, Ph.D.!
Dr. Patki successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Novel Actions of Steroid Receptors that Limit Treatment Response in Breast and Lung Cancers" on October 2, 2013. Mugdha has been mentored by Dr. Manohar Ratnam and will continue her research in his lab for an additional year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Congratulations to Dr. Robinson
|CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Robinson, Ph.D.!
Dr. Robinson successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Synthesis and Evaluation of Inducers of Methuotic Cell Death and Preliminary Identification of their Cellular Targets in Glioblastoma Cells" on June 14, 2013. He has mentored by Dr. William Maltese and Dr. Paul Erhardt. Mike will return to medical school next month to complete years 3 and 4 to receive his M.D. degree.
Congratulations to Dr. Marathe
|CONGRATULATIONS to Himangi Marathe, Ph.D.!
Dr. Marathe successfully defended her dissertation entitled "SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes as Regulators of Neural-crest Derived Cell Differentiation" on June 10, 2013. Himangi also received the 2012 Biomedical Sciences Program Outstanding Student award at graduation ceremonies. Dr. Marathe has been mentored by Dr. Ivana de la Serna.
Congratulations to Dr. Stanoszek
|CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Stanoszek, Ph.D.!
Dr. Stanoszek successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Biospecimen RNA Quality Control in Reverse-Transcription, Quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) Clinical Tests" on June 4, 2013. She has been mentored by Dr. James Willey. Lauren will return to medical school next month to complete years 3 and 4 to receive her M.D. degree.