Joe presents a talk entitled: "Ferritinophagy: The Mechanism and Biological Role" at the 7th International BioIron Society meeting.
From the IBIS website:
"The International Bioiron Society (IBIS) was founded to advance knowledge about the biological and medical roles of iron and the processes in which it participates with particular reference to those processes of medical and industrial importance. IBIS's specific objectives are to provide a forum for discussions, to promote research and its publication and advance public education on iron chemistry and biology as well as on disorders due to iron deprivation or excess."
Vinay Eapen is awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research!
Congratulations Vinay! Vinay is awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research for his proposal that seeks to understand the role of selective autophagy in cancer. Vinay is a joint post-doctoral fellow in the Mancias Lab and the Harper Lab.
From the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research website:
"The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research (known colloquially as the JCC Fund) was established in 1937 for the purpose of supporting research into the causes and treatment of cancer. The Fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes. The Fund has increasingly focused its resources on the funding of three-year postdoctoral Fellowships, supporting Fellows selected by its Board of Scientific Advisers from among the best young scientists at what is often a critical stage in their careers."
Amrita Singh Chandhoke, PhD joins the lab! Amrita recently completed her graduate studies at the University of Calgary in the lab of Dr. Shirin Bonni. Amrita studied TGF-beta signaling and its regulation by Smurf2. Amrita joins the lab to begin work on understanding therapeutic resistance mechanisms in pancreatic cancer.