See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Aislynn Graduates!

We couldn't be more proud of Aislynn Samano who graduated today with a Masters Degree from UTHSCSA. Aislynn's thesis encompassed a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating drug efficacy in genetically-engineered mouse models of medulloblastoma. The results of her study are especially important to academic and pharmaceutical approaches to preclinical therapeutics. Important contributors included lab members Eri Taniguchi (alumnist now), Sachiko Ohshima and Aoife Kilcoyne as well as imaging collaborators Osamu Togao, Ai-Ling Lin, Duff Davis, and Tim Duong and engineering collaborators Brent Nowak and Thomas Whitney. We plan to submit a manuscript on Aislynn's exciting work later this month. Congratulations, Aislynn!

[ Update (7/15/09): Exciting News! Aislynn has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Armand J. Guarino Award for Academic Excellence in Master of Science Studies !! ]

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Koichi featured by ALSF News

Koichi has been featured in the "newsroom" of the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation website as a past recipient of an ALSF career development award. To see the ALSF news spotlight, click here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sachiko Wins Poster Presentation

Congratulations to Sachiko, who won 1st Place in the poster competition for the 7th Annual Center for Biomedical Neuroscience Retreat today. Sachiko's poster explores the role of receptor proteins as therapeutic targets in metastatic medulloblastoma. way to go, Sachiko!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcoming Ashwathi!

Ashwathi Mohan will be joining our research team as a GCCRI 2009 Summer intern. Ashwathi is currently an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Northside Health Careers High School in San Antonio. After completing her Molecular and Cell Biology Major and a Classics (Latin) minor, she plans on pursuing a combined M.D. and Ph.D. Her goal is to both practice medicine and continue biomedical research.

[ 06/09/2009: Congratulations to Ashwathi, who was recently selected as a University Scholar scholarship from Texas A&M University. This prestigious award is based on academic achievement and the intent to pursue postgraduate studies. ]