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September 29, 2017


The Doctoral Program in Cancer Biology is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's 2017 Cancer Biology Retreat Awards. 


The 1st Place Oral Presenter is Julian Bahr (Weiss Lab).


This year's Poster Presentation Winners are:

1st Place:  Dipika Mohan (Hammer Lab) and Anjan Saha (Markovitz Lab)

3rd Place: Diana Shah (Castro/Lowenstein Lab)


The Volleyball Champions are: 

David Lombard, Ally Hawkins (Lawlor Lab), Melanie Krook, Thomas Carey, Daysha Torres, Gary Hammer, and Corey Speers!


Thank you to all of you who participated in these competitions and congratulations to the recipients! 

September 25, 2017

 A hearty congrats to Aaron for back to back publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society! Well done!

These were projects that he worked on during his internship at UCLA in the summer of 2015.

January 9, 2017

Way to go, Morgan!

Please check out the Link to Mogan's review.

August 9, 2016

Congrats to Evelyn Jiagge who just had two papers published and an editorial written on one of her papers! Please check out her publications below.

June 17, 2016

Cancer Biology Program 2016 Prelim Exams

April 29, 2016

Congratulations to Jill Boden for being awarded the Best Poster Award at the 2016 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting! The title of her poster was NELF-mediated RNA Polymerase II Pausing Regulates Human Gene Expression.

April 29, 2016

The following Program Members presented at AACR:


Megan Altemus - Merajver Lab

"Novel microfluidic blood-brain niche to study breast cancer metastasis to the brain"

Merajver Lab 

"Differential levels of glycogen in breast cancer cell lines: A potential new target"

"Macrophages increase the expression of RhoC in inflammatory breast cancer leading to increased migration"


Caroline Arellano-Garcia (Kleer Lab) and Rosa Menjivar (Barald Lab)

Student Caucus Poster Competition


Alexander Pearson

"Head and neck patient derived xenografts acquire histopathalogical and growth rate changes over increasing passages"

Poster: "A computational algorithm to predict tumor growth and cancer stem cell proportion in-vitro and in-vivo from single-cell observations"