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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"




April 29, 2016

Congratulations to Evelyn Jiagge and Anjan Saha for winning Rackham Travel Conference Grants!

Anjan Saha was also awarded the Rackham Research Grant.

April 29, 2016

Please join us for Hong Sun Kim's Defense, "Targeting Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells and Endothelial Cell Interaction",  on 4/29/16 at 10:00 a.m. in 2901 Taubman Health Sciences Library 



March 16, 2016

 Congratulations to our newest Cancer Biology graduate, Linbo Zhao!

He successfully defended his thesis, "Whole genome RNA interference screen for host genes associated with BK polyomavirus infection" on Tuesday, March 15th.


January 14, 2016

The Cancer Biology Graduate Program is excited to welcome three new PIBS students who have indicated Cancer Biology as their primary research interest.

January 14, 2016

"Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma"

December 23, 2015

Congratulations, Melanie!

December 23, 2015

Congratulations to the 3 winners of our 2015 Cancer Biology Scavenger Hunt! 

Melanie Krook, Jill Boden, Holly Hung. 

December 23, 2015

Congratulations to our 3 winners of the Cancer Biology Retreat Poster Awards!

 Melanie Krook, Aaron Koch, Allegra Hawkins.