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Paper on a new breast tumor model

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 12, 2020

Sunil’s paper on organotypic modeling of breast tumors is published in Biomaterials (DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.119853)! This paper presents developing and characterizing the model and demonstrates the potential of targeting tumor-stromal signaling as a therapy approach for triple negative breast cancer.

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Best Poster Award

Filed in LabNews by on January 29, 2020
Best Poster Award

Sunil won one of the three best poster awards in the 2020 international conference of Society for Lab Automation and Screening (SLAS) in San Diego. Well done!

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Paper on cancer migration and metastasis

Filed in Uncategorized by on January 3, 2020

Pradip’s new paper showing that two natural compounds (fisetin and quercetin) prevent migration, invasion, and metastasis of triple negative breast cancer cells is published in BMC Cancer: P.S. ThakuriĀ et al. BMC Cancer (2020) 20:4, doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-6479-2

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Congrats to Pradip

Filed in LabNews by on December 16, 2019
Congrats to Pradip

Pradip is formally Dr. Shahi Thakuri! We are proud of you and your achievements and wish you a successful postdoc in AstraZeneca.

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NCI PIs’ meeting

Filed in LabNews by on November 20, 2019

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

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Travel Award!

Filed in LabNews 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 LabNews 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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