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Research Day 2016

Author: Jenna Bilinski

April 4th was the Harper Cancer Research Institute’s 5th Annual Research Day and it was a huge sucess! Students and post-doctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds gathered together to present their research. We are so proud of the brilliant minds from Notre Dame and IU School of Medicine- South Bend who dedicate their time to finding a cure. 


We want to congratulate the poster contest winners from the three categories:


Undergraduate Category

1st place: Jacqueline Sherwood, from the Tessier lab- The Translational Regulator dFMRP Interacts with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor to Regulate Apoptosis in Drosophila

2nd place: Megan McGarel, from the Littlepage lab- Unexpected Roles for Stromal MMP3 During Breast Cancer

3rd place: Ryan Phan, from the Stack lab- The Effect of Aging on Ovarian Cancer Metastasis

Graduate Student, Medical Student and Technician Category

1st place:  Xin Liu, from the Hummon lab- MALDI Imaging Cass Spectrometry of Platinum-Based Drugs in Multicellular Tumor Spheroids (MCTS) Using Derivatization with Diethyldithiocarbmate (DDTC) 

2nd place: Patricia Schnepp, from the Zhang lab- Metastatic Microenvironment Reshapes Cancer Cell Metabolism Through Methylation-Mediated Up-Regulation of Glutamate Decarboxylase1

3rd place: Alyssa Lesko, from the Prosperi lab- Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Regulates Cell Motility Through C-Terminal Interactions with the Cytoskeleton


Post-Doctoral Fellow Category

1st place: Prakash Nallathanby, from the Roeder lab- Modular Assembly of Surface Functionalized Core-Shell Nanoparticle Probes for Multimodal Imaging and Therapeutics Delivery

2nd place: Monica VanKlompenberg, from the Prosperi lab- STAT3 Mediates APC-Driven Chemotherapeutic Resistance in Breast Cancer

3rd place: Eamonn Kennedy, from the Timp lab- Single Molecule Secretomics of Cancer Cells Using a Nanopore

Originally published by Jenna Bilinski at on April 05, 2016.