Jacob and Dr. Tavana will give two oral presentations in the 2021 Society for Biomaterials meeting on our biomaterial-based tumor modeling technology to study tumor microenvironment.
Paper on drug-induced toxicity
Pouria’s new paper on toxic effects combinations of chemotherapy drugs to normal cells is published in SLAS Technology!
Sunil’s PhD defense
Sunil successfully passed his PhD defense, well done and congratulations Dr. Singh!
New review paper on 3D tumor models
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
PhD qualifying exam
Pouria and Jacob successfully passed their PhD qualifying exams. Well done and congratulations to you both!
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!
Sunil successfully WebEx-defended his PhD proposal and candidacy. Congrats!
Paper on a new breast tumor model
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.
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!
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. Thakuri et al. BMC Cancer (2020) 20:4, doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-6479-2