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.
On Wednesday, May 14th, we welcomed GIST patients and their supporters for the Annual GCRF Breakfast and Meeting at OHSU. This is our favorite event of the year, as it provides us with the opportunity to gather with patients and discuss our latest research endeavors. As a result of their enthusiastic fundraising efforts, the GCRF presented Dr. Heinrich and Dr. Corless with an outstanding donation of $100,000 this year. We are so privileged to be included among the beneficiaries of this amazing organization and with their generous support, we can continue to work to find a cure for GIST.