Welcome Krushna Patra, PhD!
Effective 8/5/19: Dr. Krushna Patra will join the University of Cincinnati as an assistant professor in the Department of Cancer Biology. Dr. Patra’s research will focus on the interplay of cellular signaling and metabolism in the tumorigenesis processes related to the development and treatment of pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers, with emphasis on the study of oncogenic roles of mutant GNAS in pancreatic cancer, using genetically engineered mouse models and human patient derived models of pancreatic cancer harboring mutant GNAS (PDXs, Organoids, cell lines).
Congratulations to Ken Greis, PhD!
7/25/19: Dr. Greis, Associate Dean for Research Core Facilities and Cancer Biology professor, has been awarded an NIH S10 grant for "An Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry System for the University of Cincinnati Proteomics".
Congratulations to Tom Cunningham, PhD!
7/5/19: Dr. Cunningham, Cancer Biology assistant professor, has been awarded an NIH R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute and an NIH R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The five year R01 grant entitled "Investigating Mechanisms of Deregulated Nucleotide Metabolism in Cancer" will focus on defining the mechanisms that underlie deregulation of nucleotide metabolism in lymphomas and myelomas that overexpress the MYC oncogene. His five year R35 grant entitled "Defining the biological roles of PRPS isozymes in normal and diseased settings" will focus on defining the mechanisms responsible for regulating nucleotide metabolism in normal and disease settings.