Ruli Gao, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, wins 2016 Outstanding Research Publication Award
She is one of three selected for her outstanding publication: “Punctuated copy number evolution and clonal stasis in triple-negative breast cancer” Nature Genetics, Volume 48, Number 10, October 2016. She is receiving this recognition for her contribution to scientific literature in cancer research at MD Anderson. She is in Dr. Nicholas Navin’s lab.
Oscar Ruiz, Ph.D., receives first place in the 2016 Nikon Small World Photo Competition
Ruiz brings the world face-to-face with his research on facial development and cellular morphogenesis with his winning image of a four-day-old zebrafish embryo. Ruiz uses the zebrafish to study genetic mutations that lead to facial abnormalities such as cleft lip and palate in humans in the lab of George Eisenhoffer, Ph.D. Click here to read more and see this award winning photo.
Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., among first recipients of the prestigious Sabin Fellows program
Beginning this year, the Andrew Sabin Family Fellowship Program funded up to eight two-year research fellowships. The program encourages creative, independent thinking and high-risk, high-impact research. Fellowships will be giving deserving early-career researchers at MD Anderson the means to strive toward their collective goal to end cancer. Navin aims to use single cell sequencing technologies to investigate tumor evolution in breast cancer patients and understand how they evolve resistance to chemotherapy. These studies are expected to lead to new diagnostic modalities and therapeutic targets to improve treatment and outcomes for breast cancer patients.
Michael Galko, Ph.D., named Faculty Educator of the Month: January 2016
The Faculty Educator of the Month Recognition features outstanding MD Anderson faculty educators who demonstrate excellence and innovative practice in education.
Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., wins notable AAAS Martin & Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Wachtel Award is an annual award that honors early career investigators performing outstanding work in cancer research. Winners receive a cash prize, deliver a public lecture on their research and have their award entry essay published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Navin was selected for his research on single-cell DNA analysis. He will present his work at the National Institutes of Health on July 31, 2015.