We have a new graduate student in the Heinrich Lab, so please join us in welcoming Jason Kent! Jason is currently pursuing his PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at OHSU. He has been a part of the Heinrich Lab since the spring of 2017. He graduated with a B.S in Biochemistry at California Polytechnic State University San Luis
Obispo in 2014. Jason is using a functional yeast model to study SDH deficiency in GIST.
We are so proud to congratulate our graduate students, Dr. Lillian Klug and Dr. Amber Bannon, on their successful completion of PhD programs at OHSU! Dr. Klug presented her dissertation, “LMTK3 is necessary for oncogenic signaling and survival in KIT-mutant GIST and melanoma,” on Friday, September 22nd, 2017, and obtained her doctorate from the OHSU Cancer Biology Program. Dr. Bannon presented her dissertation, “Translating Genetic Data into Actionable Clinical Guidelines: SDHA Variants of Unknown Significance in GIST,” on Friday, September 29th, 2017, and obtained her doctorate from the OHSU Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. We have watched these ladies grow so much over the years and their contributions to GIST research and future therapies are invaluable!
We are proud to announce that our graduate student, Lilli Klug, will receive an American Association for Cancer Research 2016 Women in Cancer Scholar Award at this year’s conference in New Orleans. Congratulations, Lilli!
Abstract 191: LMTK3 is a novel regulator of oncogenic KIT in KIT-mutant cancers
Poster Session: Kinases and Phosphatases – #16
Sunday, April 17, 1 – 5 p.m.
Lillian Rose Klug, BS
Oregon Health & Science University
“The ultimate goal of my research is to identify novel targets that may lead to improved therapies for patients with imatinib-resistant KIT-mutant cancers. I find this translational potential of cancer biology research incredibly rewarding and intend to pursue this goal throughout my career.”
This post is a bit late, but here are a few photos from our 2014 Heinrich Lab Holiday Party at Old Town Pizza.
(photo courtesy of OHSU)
Our talented 4th-year graduate student, Lillian Klug, recently contributed her thoughts about future prospects for PhD students in this OHSU article, “Alternate Reality.” Regardless of which path they choose, we can’t wait to see what’s next for our amazing PhD candidates!
The Heinrich Lab is happy to welcome Jay Hoffarth, our returning summer research assistant! Jay graduated from PSU with a BS in Biology in June 2014 and plans to take a year off before pursuing a graduate degree in Biology. He is not only adept at folding proteins, as you can see in this photo, he is also incredibly efficient at making buffers in a hurry, doing Western Blots, generating DNA out of thin air (well, the e. Coli help a little), and generally maintaining a baseline of sanity in the lab. Thank you, Jay! Please never leave.
We hope you can join us for the 2014 Annual GCRF Breakfast at OHSU!
The Heinrich Lab is sad to say farewell to our recent PhD graduate, Dr. Alison Macleod, who has graced us with her wit and charm for the last six years. We are so proud of her accomplishments and can’t wait to see what she’ll do next. Congratulations, Ali! We’ll miss you!
On December 20th, we gathered once again at Old Town Pizza for our annual Holiday Party, White Elephant Gift Exchange, and Ugly Sweater Contest. We all look forward to this opportunity to catch up, share a few laughs, eat some good food, and celebrate together. The White Elephant Exchange is a fun chance to display our humorous spirit of giving and the Ugly Sweater Contest is an opportunity to show off our flare for style.
Happy Holidays from the Heinrich-Corless staff!