Researchers have identified potential new drug targets for the prevention and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The new study, which was a collaborative effort between scientists in the Laboratory of Metabolism at CCR and Peking University, was published October 9, 2017, in . Read more…
Posted: Oct 17, 2017
Shiv Grewal, Ph.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been named an Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Foreign Fellow for his pioneering contributions on the role of epigenetic modifications in heterochromatin assembly and discovery of relation between heterochromatin assembly and RNAi. The INSA Foreign Fellowship is designated to scientists recognized as international leaders in their field. Dr. Grewal is one of four researchers to receive the 2017 fellowship.
Posted: Oct 17, 2017
Daniel Webster, Ph.D., a former fellow at CCR, has been named a 2017 STAT Wunderkind for the development of “Mole Mapper” — an app that catalogs potentially cancerous moles and helps those at risk of skin cancer effectively communicate with researchers and clinicians. STAT News, a publication produced by Boston Globe Media, annually selects 26 young scientists as “wunderkinds” in recognition of their efforts to answer some of the biggest questions in medicine. According to STAT, “Over the past several months, a team of STAT editors and reporters pored through nearly 300 nominations from across North America. We didn’t set an age limit; we were on the hunt for the most impressive doctors and researchers on the cusp of launching their careers but not yet fully independent. Most were postdocs, fellows, and biopharma employees working with more senior scientists.” Dr. Webster currently works at Sage Bionetworks.
Posted: Oct 11, 2017
Vassiliki Saloura, M.D., has joined the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch (TGIB) as an Assistant Clinical Investigator. Dr. Saloura’s laboratory investigates the role of histone and non-histone protein methylation in tumor growth, therapy resistance and immunogenicity in squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract. Learn more . . .
Posted: Oct 5, 2017
Using the Nobel-prize winning technique of cryo-EM, researchers led by CCR Senior Investigator Sriram Subramaniam, Ph.D., have captured a series of highly detailed images of a protein complex belonging to the CRISPR system that can be used by bacteria to recognize and destroy foreign DNA. The images reveal the molecule’s form before and after its interaction with DNA and help illuminate both how the complex functions and how it can be blocked. Read more...
Posted: Oct 3, 2017
National Postdoc Appreciation Week took place Sept. 18-22, 2017, and the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) joined in to celebrate the work of our postdocs. The CCR offers basic and translational research opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral fellows with competitive stipends through the Cancer Research Training Award. Throughout the week, our postdocs shared their reasons for choosing CCR, and we highlighted some of our outstanding postdocs and why CCR is a premier training institution. To get a glimpse into why these postdocs chose CCR for their training, check out this Storify...
Posted: Oct 2, 2017
H. Efsun Arda, Ph.D., has joined the Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression (LRBGE) as a Stadtman tenure track investigator. Dr. Arda spearheaded the development of genomic and epigenetic analysis of primary pancreatic cells obtained from children and adult donors using single cell analysis. Her research focuses on understanding the genomic information that governs development, differentiation and function of pancreatic cell lineages. Learn more...
Posted: Sep 27, 2017
On September 20, 2017, the National Cancer Institute co-hosted a Twitter chat with the Lymphoma Research Foundation for Blood Cancer Awareness and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Nirali Shah, M.D., of the Center for Cancer Research, and Nita Seibel, M.D., of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, offered their expertise to discuss lymphoma treatment and trials for children and young adults. This Storify recaps the Twitter chat.
Douglas Lowy and Nirali Shah discuss advancements in cancer treatment at the second annual Chasing Cancer Summit
Posted: Sep 26, 2017
On Monday, September 18, 2017, the second annual Chasing Cancer Summit was held at the Washington Post headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. The live event brought together a group of experts, including CCR’s Douglas Lowy, M.D., and Nirali Shah, M.D., for discussions on the latest developments in cancer detection and treatment. Read more...
Posted: Sep 25, 2017
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Nicholas Restifo, M.D., Senior Investigator in the Surgery Branch, to receive the 2018 ASM Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology. The award recognizes scientists for their outstanding contributions to microbiology in service of science and the public. Learn more…