A big congratulations to Nick Borcherding!  He successfully defended his Thesis on  November 19 Big Data Analytics and Cancer Biology: Lessons in Taking Science from the Processor to the Patient.  On November 20 he publicly gave his talk on one chapter of his thesis, "Transcriptional heterogeneity in cancer-associated regulatory T cells is predictive of survival."  

He will return to clinical education in the Medical Scientist Training Program to complete his MD/PhD. 



   Congratulations to Ajay Vishwakarma!  He passed his Comprehensive Exam in Summer of 2018: "Role of CD177 in Tumor-Infiltrating Regulatory T cells" 

   Ajay published:  Vishwakarma, Ajaykumar and Karp, Jeffrey, eds. Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches. Elsevier Academic Press, 2017.



Congratulations to Nick Borcherding!  He passed his Comprehensive Exam in the Summer of 2017. 

     Nick also won the L.B. Sims Outstanding Master's Thesis Award and a 2016 MAGS award for his thesis "Non-Canonical WNT Signaling in Breast Cancer Initiation and Progression."

     He won the 2018 Hancher-Finkbine Medallion in the Spring of 2018.  He won a $500 Travel Award for his poster "Targeting mismatch DNA repair in aggressive basal-like breast cancer," presented at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center's   Scientific Research Retreat June 22, 2017.



 Recent Cancer Biology Student Publications

Obesity-associated NLRC4 inflammasome activation drives breast cancer progression. Kolb R, Phan L, Borcherding N, Liu Y, Yuan F, Janowski AM, Xie Q, Markan KR, Li W, Potthoff MJ, Fuentes-Mattei E, Ellies LG, Knudson CM, Lee MH, Yeung SJ, Cassel SL, Sutterwala FS, Zhang W. Nat Commun. 2016 Oct 6;7:13007. PMID: 27708283 PMC5059727