Students

Katrina M. Hawley

Research Description:
Exploring stapled peptides as a tool for interrupting protein-protein interactions in order to manipulate the immune system with the overall goal of improving existing immunotherapies and generating new strategies for the treatment of cancer.
Advisor(s):
James LaBelle

Rosemary Huggins

Research Description:
Studying the effects of an estrogen receptor mutation that commonly occurs in metastatic breast cancer in order to determine how it contributes to resistance to standard-of-care endocrine therapy
Advisor(s):
Geoffrey Greene

Juan Ibarra

Research Description:
Exploring the role of the unfolded protein response (UPR) in cancer and designing tools to mechanistically dissect and target this ER-stress response pathway
Advisor(s):
Shannon Elf, Scott Oakes

Patrick Jonker

Matriculation Year:
2019
Advisor(s):
Alex Muir

Manisha Krishnan

Research Description:
Characterizing the existence and function of CUX1 protein isoforms in the context of hematopoiesis and hematopoietic disease. Definitively established CUX1 as a hematopoetic tumor suppressor gene
Advisor(s):
Megan McNerney

Katarzyna Kurylowicz

Matriculation Year:
2021

Christopher Lee

Research Description:
Studying the glycolysis-NRF2 pathway to find: 1. Determinates of viability among different cancer contexts 2. How to exploit targeting of central glycolysis alone or in combination. 3. How cells with rewired metabolism adapt redox for their advantage.

Jean Lee

Matriculation Year:
2017
Advisor(s):
Alexander Chervonsky

Jimmy Lee

Research Description:
Our lab studies skin developmental biology and skin tissue engineering. My thesis work focuses on understanding the role of RNA m6A methylation in regulating skin development.
Advisor(s):
Xiaoyang Wu

Rosy (Ruoxi) Liao

Research Description:
Investigating the effects of BCL-2 blockade on regulatory T cell function and survival. My goal is to modulate Treg function for the benefit of either cancer immunotherapy or alleviation of autoimmune diseases.
Advisor(s):
James LaBelle