Welcome, Baby Ramona!

This post is a bit late, but we’re still very excited to share this with you!

On December 4th, 2014, Ashley and her family welcomed their new baby girl, Ramona Belle, weighing 9 lbs 2 oz and 21.5 inches long.  We couldn’t be happier for this beautiful family!



Meet Jay!


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.


2014 Annual GCRF Breakfast and Meeting


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.

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Farewell to Dr. Macleod!



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!


2013 Heinrich-Corless Holiday Party


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!

2013 GIST Cancer Research Fund “Walk for the Cure” Events


On Sunday, October 6th, Dr. Chris Corless attended the 2013 GIST Cancer Research Fund New York Walk for the Cure. Despite the damp weather, there were plenty of attendees and Dr. Corless was pleased to have the opportunity to catch up with many friends.  All of the funds raised from these events go directly to GIST research with the hope of finding a cure.

Additionally, Dr. Michael Heinrich participated in the GCRF Walk for the Cure in San Jose, California, on October 20th.  This annual fundraising event was originally organized by Irene Wing and it is in her memory that the participants gathered in an effort to eradicate this devastating disease.

Dr. Heinrich with this year's San Jose Walk for the Cure organizer, Liz Chew.

Dr. Heinrich with this year’s San Jose Walk for the Cure organizer, Liz Chew.

GIST patient Rich Klein speaking to the walk attendees in San Jose.

GIST patient Rich Klein speaking to the walk attendees in San Jose.


2013 Annual GIST Breakfast Meeting

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On Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, we enthusiastically reunited with patients and supporters of the GIST Cancer Research Fund for our Annual GIST Breakfast meeting at OHSU.  Dr. Heinrich, Dr. Corless, and our lab personnel look forward to this gathering every year, as it gives us a chance to see familiar faces and share the excitement of our latest GIST research efforts.  This year, the GCRF presented us with an incredibly generous donation of $125,000.  We feel honored to be included among the beneficiaries of their tireless fundraising efforts and, with their outstanding support, we can continue to strive to find a cure for GIST cancer.

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