January 2019: We welcome a new undergraduate student, Jeanie Kim, to the lab.
September 28, 2018: Congratulations to our graduate students on the awards they received at the TAP retreat this month. Cavan Bailey received a second place poster award, Luisa Coronel received the Therapeutic and Pharmacology apple award, and Mary Figueroa received the People's choice poster award.
September 2018: Congratulations to Mary Figueroa for being selected as a 2018-2019 CCE Scholar! The Center for Cancer Epigenetics Scholar Program provides one year of salary support to outstanding PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in the laboratories of CCE faculty members.
August 29, 2018: Congratulations to Margaret Raber, Ph.D., on successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation!
August 20, 2018: We welcome a new graduate student and UHAND graduate scholar, Sahar Eshtehardi, to the lab.
June 25, 2018: We welcome our new research dietician, Lisa Wartenberg, to the lab.
February 2018: Congratulations to graduate student Margaret Raber for being nominated for the NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award. The purpose of this program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.
January 22, 2018: Welcome back Leslie Grasse!
January 18, 2018: Congratulations to Tiewei Chang, M.D., Ph.D. for his accepted publication in Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmocology!
January 4, 2018: Congratulations to Joya Chandra, Ph.D., Brianna Murphy, D.O., and Margaret Raber for having posters accepted at American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting.
January 2018: Congratulations to Margret Raber for being awarded a travel scholarship!
December 2017: Congratulations to Cavan Bailey for receiving the R.W. Butcher Achievement Award from the MD Anderson UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The Award recognizes GSBS students who have achieved excellence in research and have made contributions to society as a whole, with the highest ethical standards.
November 2017: Congratulations to Cavan Bailey and Mary Figueria for receiving awards for their poster presentations at the Therapeutics and Pharmacology Retreat at the UT MD Anderson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Cavan received Student's choice and Mary received third place.
June 5, 2017: We welcome our summer students, Trever Carter and Yusha Sun, to the lab.
June 1, 2017: Congratulations to Alexsandra Espejo on receiving The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention.
May 11, 2017: We welcome a new graduate student, Mary Figuerora, to the lab.
December 2016: Congratulations to doctoral candidate, Cavan Bailey, for receiving the Gigli Family Endowed Scholarship from the MD Anderson UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. This scholarship was established by a GSBS faculty member to honor her parents and to recognize an exceptional GSBS student.
November 1, 2016: We welcome a new Postdoctoral Fellow, Alexsandra Espejo, to the lab.
May 23, 2016: We welcome a new graduate student, Luisa Coronel, to the lab.
May 3, 2016: Congrats to Margaret Raber, who was chosen from six eminently qualified applicants for the R25 Training Grant in Cancer Prevention for Predoctoral Fellows. The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is designed to expand the perspective of the trainees by moving them from their base of strength in a particular specialty and to equip them with additional knowledge of the other cancer prevention and control disciplines.
May 2, 2016: Congrats to Cavan Bailey, who received the Center for Cancer Epigenetics Scholar Award! He was one of two graduate students selected for this one year award from the MD Anderson Center for Cancer Epigenetics.
May 1, 2016: Congrats and farewell to Mary Irwin who will be moving to the DC area to begin a position at the FDA in the Center for Tobacco Products. Over the course of just over five years as a postdoc, Mary authored three first author publications (with another in preparation) and was coauthor on two additional manuscripts. In 2012 she was awarded a prestigious National Research Service Award F32 Fellowship, which was funded on its first submission. Best wishes to her and her family as she settles into Maryland and begins a new chapter of her career.