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NCI PI’s meeting

Filed in Uncategorized by on November 20, 2019

Dr. Tavana will attend and present on the 3D tumor modeling project in the 2019 NCI/IMAT PI’s meeting in Los Angeles Nov 22-23.

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Travel Award!

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 21, 2019

Sunil won a travel award to the 2020 Society for Lab Automation and Screening conference (www.slas2020.org), congratulations!

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BMES 2019

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 21, 2019

Had a great BMES meeting with four presentations and catching up with colleagues and friends!

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New Research Grant

Filed in LabNews by on October 1, 2019

Dr. Tavana and his collaborator at Vanderbilt University were awarded a research grant to study clinical cancer treatment regimens in engineered tumor models.

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New Diversity Grant

Filed in LabNews by on October 1, 2019

Dr. Tavana was awarded a new grant from NIH to support Justin Putman’s research in our lab toward the NCI’s goal of increasing diversity in cancer research.

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PhD Defense

Filed in LabNews by on October 1, 2019

Pradip successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Shahi Thakuri! Using a 3D tumor model, he showed that cancer cells develop adaptive resistance to drugs by activation of feedback signaling and introduced treatment regimens to suppress drug resistance.

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Paper by undergraduate student

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 16, 2019

Maddie’s first-authored paper was just accepted in Advanced Therapeutics! Impressively, this is the result of four years of research during her undergraduate studies.

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Research Grant

Filed in Uncategorized by on July 12, 2019

Dr. Tavana was awarded a new R33 grant from NIH to develop models of human breast tumors that will help understand biology of the disease and facilitate discovery of cancer drugs. Take a look at the media page: https://uakron.edu/im/news/ua-professor-receives-1-13m-federal-grant-to-further-develop-3d-breast-tumor-models/

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Summer Camp

Filed in LabNews by on July 12, 2019
Summer Camp

We hosted Akron Public School students in a two-week summer camp, thanks to funding from NSF to make it possible to offer the opportunity to these talented young women!

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Conference presentations

Filed in LabNews by on May 26, 2019

Sunil and Dr. Tavana gave a poster and a podium presentation at the 2019 Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Conference in University of Notre Dame.

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