Eros Lazzerini Denchi, Ph.D.

Eros Lazzerini Denchi joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

May 14, 2018

Eros Lazzerini Denchi, Ph.D. has joined the Laboratory of Genome Integrity (LGI) as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Lazzerini Denchi's research focuses on two fundamental aspects of telomere biology: the mechanism by which functional telomeres prevent DNA damage activation and the in vivo consequences of telomere dysfunction. Learn more...

Eros Lazzerini Denchi joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator
Sergio Ruiz Macias, Ph.D.

Sergio Ruiz Macias joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

May 14, 2018

Sergio Ruiz Macias, Ph.D. has joined the Laboratory of Genome Integrity (LGI) as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Ruiz Macias' research focuses on the elucidation of mechanisms of cell plasticity, pluripotency and differentiation with the goal of understanding embryonic development, cell transformation and cancer. Learn more...

Sergio Ruiz Macias joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator
Schiller and Lowy

Doug Lowy and John Schiller receive Maryland Tech Council Lifetime Achievement Award

May 9, 2018

For their service to the technology and life science communities, Doug Lowy, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Biology and Deputy Chief, John Schiller, Ph.D., have received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Tech Council. This award honors individuals who display leadership and commitment to the field and have exceeded expectations throughout their careers to ensure their work benefits others. Drs. Lowy and Schiller were honored along with NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., during the award ceremony on April 18. View photos from the event. Read more...

Doug Lowy and John Schiller receive Maryland Tech Council Lifetime Achievement Award
Misteli

Tom Misteli delivers Mendel Medal Lecture at Mendel Lectures Series

May 3, 2018

Since 2003, the Mendel Lectures series has honored the legacy of Gregor Johann Mendel, the founder of genetics, by bringing together the world’s top scientists in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, medicine and related fields for discussions with students and young researchers. The 2017-18 series featured Tom Misteli, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Cancer Research, who gave the Mendel Medal Lecture, "The Cell Biology of the Genome,” on April 19, 2018, in Brno, Czech Republic. Support for the series is provided by Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Read more...

Tom Misteli delivers Mendel Medal Lecture at Mendel Lectures Series
Michael Gottesman

Michael Gottesman elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2018

Michael Gottesman, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences on May 1, 2018. Dr. Gottesman has pioneered the study of multidrug resistance in cancer. Read more...

Michael Gottesman elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Yousuke Takahama, Ph.D.

Yousuke Takahama joins CCR as a Senior Investigator

Apr 30, 2018

Yousuke Takahama, Ph.D. has joined the Experimental Immunology Branch as a Senior Investigator. Dr. Takahama's research will focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in building functionally competent thymus microenvironments and that govern thymic selection to generate a functionally competent repertoire of mature T cells.  Read more...

Yousuke Takahama joins CCR as a Senior Investigator
Eric Freed

Eric Freed receives 2018 KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize

Apr 27, 2018

Eric Freed, Ph.D., Director, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, and Senior Investigator in the Retroviral Replication Laboratory, has received the KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize 2018 from Retrovirology. According to the journal’s website, the annual prize is awarded to mid-career scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the field of retrovirology. An editorial outlining Dr. Freed’s achievements will be published in the coming months.  Read more...

Eric Freed receives 2018 KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize
Shah

CCR study wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award

Apr 27, 2018

The Clinical Research Forum recently presented the 2018 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards to ten outstanding studies. Among the studies to receive an award was “New CAR T-cell therapy for relapsed leukemia patients,” which showed promising results of a new CAR-T gene therapy for children and young adults with treatment-resistance leukemia. The study was a collaborative effort from Nirali Shah, M.D., M.H.Sc., Associate Research Physician in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, and former CCR investigators Terry Fry, M.D., and Crystal Mackall, M.D. Dr. Shah represented the team at the awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Read more...

CCR study wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award
Marston Linehan

Marston Linehan featured in “The Code” video series from STAT and Retro Report

Apr 9, 2018

“Finding the Code: The Race to Sequence the Human Genome and What it Means” is the first in a three-part series from STAT and Retro Report investigating the roots of today’s most promising genetic technologies. Marston Linehan, Ph.D., Chief of the Urologic Oncology Branch, is featured for his work on the Human Genome Project.  Read more...

Marston Linehan featured in “The Code” video series from STAT and Retro Report
Christian Hinrichs

AFP article profiles CCR’s Christian Hinrichs, a cancer survivor now leading clinical trials

Mar 27, 2018

In 2005, Christian Hinrichs, M.D., Investigator in the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, underwent surgery to remove his right eye due to a rare cancer called ocular melanoma. The operation affected his depth perception and ended his career as a cancer surgeon, but Dr. Hinrichs was determined to find a way to beat the cancer and went back to school to train as an internal medicine doctor and oncologist. In a recent article from Agence France Presse, he describes how his diagnosis now drives his quest for a cancer cure. Read the full story…

AFP article profiles CCR’s Christian Hinrichs, a cancer survivor now leading clinical trials

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