Cancer Biology News

9/12/2013 10/3/2013

Michelle Kelliher awarded Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant  

Michelle Kelliher, Professor of Cancer Biology, was awarded a grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels to support her research on the development of targeted therapies for children with refractory T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She was honored by local

8/28/2013 10/3/2013

Cancer Biology trainees awarded Fellowships  

Cancer Biology trainees awarded Fellowships Justine Roderick, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Michelle Kelliher's lab, was awarded an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her research on "GSI treatment in relapsed T ALL and mechanisms of GSI resistance". Jose

8/6/2013 10/3/2013

Congratulations to our recent Cancer Biology Program Graduates  

Congratulations to our 2013 Cancer Biology Program Graduates. Jessica Tesell from Michelle Kelliher's lab defended her thesis "The notch1 C MYC pathway mediates Leukemia initiating cell activity in mouse T ALL models". Ryan Serra from Michael Green's lab defended his thesis "Investigating

8/6/2013 10/3/2013

Leslie Shaw elected Chair of Faculty Council  

Leslie Shaw, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, was elected Chair of the Faculty Council and will serve a two year term until June 2015. Congratulations Leslie

8/6/2013 10/3/2013

Sharon Cantor awarded tenure  

Sharon Cantor, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, was awarded tenure by the UMass Board of Trustees at their June meeting. Congratulations Sharon

5/10/2013 10/3/2013

Art Mercurio receives 2013 Dean's Education Award  

 Art Mercurio was one of four faculty members to receive the GSBS Dean's Award for outstanding faculty contribution to graduate education. Congratulations Art

2/20/2013 10/3/2013

Eric Baehrecke teaches the next generation of scientists  

 Eric Baehrecke visited a first grade class at Boylston Elementary School to educate children about being a scientist. The children put on lab coats and safety glasses, and learned about animal life cycles and development while looking at fish, frogs

2/20/2013 10/3/2013

Charles Nelson and Tsun-Kai Kevin Chang recognized at the UMass Research Retreat  

Charles Nelson, a graduate student in Eric Baehrecke’s lab, was honored by being selected as 1 of 6 students to speak at the Annual UMass Basic Science Research Retreat held on January 28 29, 2013. Charles presented his talk titled

1/16/2013 10/3/2013

Eric Baehrecke, PhD - appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief, Cell Death and Disease  

 Eric Baehrecke, PhD, Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology, has been appointed Co Editor in Chief of Cell Death and Disease. http www.nature.com cddis about index.html 

10/19/2012 10/3/2013

Leslie Shaw awarded tenure  

Dr. Leslie Shaw, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, was awarded tenure by the UMass Board of Trustees at their June meeting. Congratulations Leslie

10/19/2012 10/3/2013

Merav Socolovsky joins Department  

Dr. Merav Socolovsky, an expert in the mechanisms of erythropoiesis, has moved her primary appointment from the Department of Pediatrics to the Department of Cancer Biology. She has also been promoted to Associate Professor of Cancer Biology. Welcome and congratulations

10/18/2012 10/1/2013

Art Mercurio appointed Chair of NIH Study Section  

Dr. Leslie Shaw, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, was awarded tenure by the UMass Board of Trustees at their June meeting. Congratulations Leslie

10/18/2012 10/1/2013

Art Mercurio awarded new grants  

Dr. Merav Socolovsky, an expert in the mechanisms of erythropoiesis, has moved her primary appointment from the Department of Pediatrics to the Department of Cancer Biology. She has also been promoted to Associate Professor of Cancer Biology. Welcome and congratulations

10/18/2012 10/3/2013

New trainees appointed to the NCI Training Grant  

 Dr. Leslie Shaw, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, was awarded tenure by the UMass Board of Trustees at their June meeting. Congratulations Leslie

3/14/2012 10/3/2013

Junhao Mao awarded Pancreatic Cancer Alliance grant  

Junhao Mao, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology has received a grant from the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance to support his research on the "Gli mediated transcriptional program in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma". More information about the Pancreatic Cancer

2/13/2012 10/3/2013

Craig Thompson to give Keynote Address at the Cancer Biology Program Retreat  

Craig Thompson to give Keynote Address at the 2nd Annual Cancer Biology Program RetreatDr. Craig Thompson, MD, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Cancer Biology and Genetics will give the Keynote Address at the 2nd

12/21/2011 10/3/2013

Department welcomes Andreas Bergmann