Jessica Fessler from the Gajewski Lab will be presenting her thesis, on Monday, January 25th at 1 pm. Be sure to attend to support Jessica and learn about how "The gut microbiome shapes the tumor microenvironment by tuning innate immunity." See you there!
Adekunle "Kunle" Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, an expert in immunotherapy and vaccine therapy for cancer will be replacing Michelle M. Le Beau, PhD, as the director of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, beginning on Mar 1, 2021. Read the rest of the article here.
Congratulations to Juan Ibarra, a second year in the Elf Lab who has recently received the Goldblatt Endowment! This fund has been supporting young scientists in the CCB since 1997. Recipients of this prestigious honor have expanded our understanding of cancer biology and, in many cases, helped disseminate that discovery globally as they advance their careers in Chicago and beyond. For more information about this and other fellowships that are given to students in the CCB, go to our Student Publications Page under "Program."
The University has created website resources that can be accessed by anyone who has questions about how the University is handling the COVID-19 pandemic:
For any or all information on the COVID-19 Crisis, this website provides all of the recent announcements released by Provost Ka Yee C. Lee and President Robert J. Zimmer. This website also provides a general overview of the pandemic and provides pertinent information about travel, public health safety, and how to protect yourself from the disease.
The BSD is preparing to move into phase 2 of the research resumption plan, tentatively in mid-June. On June 3rd, Dr. Geoffrey Greene released a statement of BSD implementation guidelines.
The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed. Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.
We are pleased to announce that Stephen J. Kron, MD-PhD, Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, has been appointed as Chair of the Committee on Cancer Biology, effective October 8th, 2019.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has renewed funding for the T32 training grant “Multi-disciplinary Training grant in Cancer Research (MTCR)” at the University of Chicago for another 5 years to support select graduate students at the University of Chicago working in cancer research focused projects.
Fourth year CCB student Jessica Fessler was awarded a prestigious National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Fellowship, "designed to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers." The award facilitates the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provides opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent canc