After a successful rotation during March and April, Jake Reske is joining our lab. Jake is a graduate student in the MSU Genetics Program, and he will pursue his Ph.D. thesis research in the Chandler Lab. Jake has a keen interest in using functional genomics to address key questions in female reproductive tract cancers and disease. Learn more about Jake on our "Staff" page.
Mike R. Wilson was awarded a three year postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society for his grant entitled, "Defining the Role of Endometrium in Endometriosis-Associated Ovarian Cancer." This is a very prestigious award granted to only 17 post doctoral researchers in the Spring of 2017. The grant started on January 1, 2018 and will continue for 3 years.
Congratulations Mike on this amazing achievement!
Click here for the link to the MSU announcement.
Dr. Chandler and Dr. Wilson will be attending the AACR conference Addressing Critical Questions in Ovarian Cancer Research and Treatment in Pittsburgh, PA from October 1 to October 4, and will be presenting research on the role of endometrium in endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer
Dr. Chandler has chosen as one of six junior faculty nationwide to receive the 2017 Liz Tilberis Early Career award from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA),
For a summary of the endometrial-associated ovarian clear-cell and endometrioid carcinoma project we are continuing to be work on, please click here.
For more information on the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and the great work that they are doing, click here.
Grand Valley State University Master's student Sridhar Vemulapalli has joined the lab for 10 weeks to complete the internship requirements for his Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology degree. He has been assisting Mike with tissue culture and learning the art of Western Blots. We are excited to have Sridhar on our team!
Mike R Wilson has joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Mike comes from the Cancer Biology Graduate Program at Wayne State University, where he recently defended his dissertation titled "Structural Characterization and Therapeutic Utility of the Proton-Coupled Folate Transporter" in the lab of Dr. Larry Matherly. Mike will be pursuing projects related to endometrial and ovarian cancers,
Future Michigan State University med student, Carlos Damas, has joined our lab for the summer of 2016 before he begins classes at MSU this fall. Welcome, Carlos!
Interested in an internship with the Chandler lab? Contact Ron Chandler using the links from the Staff page
Research Tech, Jeanne Holladay, has been accepted to the 2016 Mouse Kidney Injury Workshop being held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee on August 15-19. Ms. Holladay will learn training that is both hands-on and practical from a panel of experts for use with renal injury models that we hope to implement in our research.
Dr. Chandler will be giving an oral presentation entitled, "Exploration SWI/SNF-PI3-kinase pathway crosstalk identifies new vulnerabilities in ARID1A-deficient ovarian tumors" at the Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research, on Sunday, May 15th during Symposium II-Innovations in Experimental Model Systems.