NC TraCS offers $2,000 grants to assist researchers in implementing a proposed study or move a research project forward by providing rapid access to funds that will support almost any aspect of promising and innovative research.
Erica Cloer was selected to present her work on the KEAP1 tumor suppressor protein at the annual Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC) meeting in Estes Park, Co. Her talk was very well-received and won her the 'best presentation' award. Erica is a graduate student in the Major lab and holds a trainee position on the Predoctoral Cancer Cell Biology Training Program (NCI T32).
Ben Philpot, PhD, professor of cell biology and physiology, and Mark Zylka, PhD, associate professor of cell biology and physiology discuss their work on autism.
Dr. Ben Major receives The V Foundation funding for his Translational Research proposal, titled "Global Kinase Activity Profiling for Improved Patient Stratification and Response to Targeted Therapy"
Matt Geden, Graduate Research Assistant in the lab of Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh, was awarded an NRSA Fellowship from the NCI on his thesis research on chemotherapy induced axon degeneration.
Shalini Menon, a Postdoctoral Fellow within the lab of Dr. Stephanie Gupton, has received an AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for 2 years!
Doug Cyr receives $200,000/year grant to study mechanisms for therapeutic restoration of rare CFTR mutant function in CF patients.
Liz successfully defended her dissertation on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Keith Burridge. The title of her dissertation was "The RhoA GEF, LARG, mediates ICAM-1-dependent mechanotransduction in endothelial cells to stimulate transendothelial migration"
Sarah successfully defended her dissertation on Thursday, March 27, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Kay Lund. The title of her dissertation was "Expression patterns and roles of the insulin receptor in the intestinal epithelium"
Davin successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on March 18, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Cam Patterson. The title of his dissertation was "The role of ankyrin repeat and socs box containing protein4 (ASB4) in trophoblast differentiation and pseudovasculogenesis".
Deepali successfully defended her dissertation and received her PhD on March 18, 2014, under the direction of Dr. Albert Baldwin. The title of her dissertation was "Oncogenic KRAS, GSK-3, NF-kB and TBK-1: the interplay and consequences in promoting pancreatic and lung cancer"
P. Kay Lund, PhD, is named the 2015 Davenport Awardee. The Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship is the most prestigious recognition offered by the Gastrointestinal & Liver Section of the American Physiological Society.