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Six Receive NJCCR Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that the following students in the Molecular Biology Department were awarded fellowships from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.  The NJCCR promotes cancer research in the state of New Jersey by funding promising young scientists in their efforts to gain better understanding of cancer and develop new methods to fight it.

Erin Haley, MD/PhD student in Hilary Coller’s laboratory, was awarded a prostate cancer research fellowship for her project entitled “A role of autopagy in prostate cancer stem cells”

Jean McGee, MD/PhD student in Virginia Zakian’s laboratory, was awarded a fellowship for her project entitled “Rif1p in preferential elongation of short telomeres”

Erin O’Keefe, 3rd year graduate student in Thomas Shenk’s laboratory, was awarded a fellowship for her project entitled “Cellular proteins in HCMV induced cell cycle alteration”

Nilay Sethi, MD/PhD student in Yibin Kang’s laboratory, was awarded a fellowship for his project entitled “Involvement of notch pathway in cancer metastasis”

Christopher Slagle, 4th year graduate student in Rebecca Burdine’s laboratory, was awarded a fellowship for his project entitled “The role of FoxH1 during metastasis”

Benjamin Tiede, 3rd year graduate student in Yibin Kang’s laboratory, was awarded a breast cancer research fellowship for his project “The role of mammary stem cells in carcinogenesis”

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