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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:

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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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More awards to Maddie and Pradip!

Filed in LabNews by on April 10, 2019

Maddie and Pradip won best poster presentation awards for undergraduate research and graduate research at the 2019 University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium. Congratulations on back-to-back achievements!

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Awards to Maddie and Pradip

Filed in LabNews by on April 9, 2019

Part of the highly competitive LIFE Awards at the University of Akron, Maddie won this year’s Top 10 Senior Award and Pradip won the Doctoral Scholar Award. Well-deserved and congratulations!

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Paper on cancer drug resistance

Filed in LabNews by on March 14, 2019

Pradip’s paper on morphological quantification of cancer drug resistance in tumor spheroid cultures is published in Assay and Drug Development Technologies!

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Pradip’s candidacy exam

Filed in LabNews by on March 4, 2019

Pradip successfully passed his PhD candidacy. His project explores mechanisms of drug resistance of colon cancer cells in 3D cultures and novel treatment modalities to overcome drug resistance.

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Paper on modeling lung airways

Filed in LabNews by on March 3, 2019

Antonio’s paper to create 3D computational and physical models of tracheobronchial tree is published in Annals of Biomedical Engineering!

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