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How silencing a gene-silencer could lead to new cancer drugs

Sept. 25, 2023

Deep inside our cells—each one complete with an identical set of genes—a molecular machine known as PRC2 plays a critical role in determining which cells become heart cells, versus brain or muscle or skin cells. When the machine is missing or broken, normal fetal development can’t occur. If it’s mutated,...

Nicole Marie Hoitsma

Nicole Marie Hoitsma Recognized as a 2023 Damon Runyon Fellow

Aug. 16, 2023

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.9 million to exceptional early-career scientists Nicole Marie Hoitsma, PhD [HHMI Fellow] , with her sponsor Karolin Luger, PhD, at University of Colorado, Boulder, has been named one of 13 new Damon Runyon Fellows by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The Damon Runyon...

Dr. Uday Tak Portrait

Postdoctoral fellow Uday Tak awarded 2021 CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship

Oct. 28, 2021

Dr. Uday Tak, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Aaron Whiteley’s lab in the Biochemistry Department, is the newest recipient of the 2021 Cancer Research Institute: Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship. This award was established to provide support and training for young scientists performing cutting-edge research with applications in cancer immunotherapy and tumor...


Postdoctoral fellow Hannah Ledvina recipient of 2021 Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

June 4, 2021

Dr. Hannah E. Ledvina, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Aaron Whiteley’s lab in the Biochemistry Department, is a recipient of the 2021 Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship. This prestigious award was first established in 1937 and aims to support cutting edge medical research at the early career level. Each...

Portrait of Stephanie Moon

Life of a Postdoc: Stephanie Moon

Sept. 21, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Moon is working on ridding the world of disease. Beginning with an early obsession with finding a cure for chicken pox, Dr. Moon set her sights on RNA viruses, a family which includes some of the most prolific killers in human history: HIV, Zika, Hepatitis C, Ebola. Part...