Sarah Wetzel-Strong successfully defended her thesis during her private defense on January 28th and presented her public defense on March 6th. Congratulations Dr. Wetzel-Strong!!
"Tumor endothelial cells with distinct patterns of TGFβ-driven endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition"
Graduate student Kathleen Mulvaney investigates the newly discovered interplay between two of the proteins that allow cells to divide.
Dr. Matthew Walker was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
The two year award provides $105,000 to support Matt's work on the role of Wnt signaling in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. Matt is a postdoctoral fellow in the Major Lab.
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"