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New review paper on 3D tumor models

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 2, 2020

Our review paper on 3D breast tumor models and the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts in promoting pro-metastatic functions of cancer cells is now published in Experimental Biology and Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/1535370220917366

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PhD qualifying exam

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 29, 2020

Pouria and Jacob successfully passed their PhD qualifying exams. Well done and congratulations to you both!

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Graduate Excellence and Leadership Award for Sunil

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 17, 2020

Sunil won the Graduate Excellence and Leadership Award from the 2020 LIFE Awards at UAkron. This award recognizes his outstanding research productivity, leadership role in outreach programs that our lab has offered to the local community, and other community services. Congratulations and well-deserved!

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Sunil’s Proposal

Filed in LabNews by on April 5, 2020

Sunil successfully WebEx-defended his PhD proposal and candidacy. Congrats!

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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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