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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Congratulations, Monika!

Many congratulations to Monika, whose publication from earlier work in the Soderling Lab on medulloblastoma migration has recently been released for early electronic publication in the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.  This thoughtful paper on mechanisms of medulloblastoma migration also takes a look towards pharmacological inhibition, a step towards addressing leptomeningeal metastasis. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Endowed Professorship

It is an privilege and honor to be a steward of the Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Endowed Professorship.  These two sisters came from a modest background as children of immigrants from Russia, yet by building careers and living well, though judiciously, created a legacy that continues to benefit the Portland greater community.  I hope that through the work of our laboratory and the Pediatric Cancer Biology Program that we will meet the example of bringing forth tangible change and contributing to the greater good, particularly with respect to outcomes for metastatic childhood cancers

-- Charles  
[ above right:  Charles with Elaine, who is holding 'the chair'.  For the SOM Newsletter article, click here. ]

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Visiting Scientist, Tohru Hosoyama

We were honored to have lab alumnist Tohru Hosoyama visit our lab in Portland this past week.  Tohru is now a fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Masatoshi Suzuki at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  Tohru is no doubt a rising star to watch in the muscle stem cell biology field.  
[ above right: Tohru with lab members Monika, Charles & Jinu ]