Welcome to Haigis Lab. Lisa Situ is out new rotation student. She is the first year BBS student and during her rotation, she will be studying germline mutations in K-Ras to explore whether these enhance or diminish oncogenic K-Ras activity.
Shayna has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the NIH. Congratulations!
Congratulations Bing! Albert J. Ryan Fellowship is for outstanding students who show promise of becoming research scholars and have a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge of medical science. More details on (http://www.albertjryanfoundation.org/)
We welcome Beatrice Awasthi, a first-year graduate student in the BBS PhD program. During her rotation, she will be working on the functional annotation of phospho-proteomic data and studying the effects of specific mutations on oncogenic K-Ras activity.
Read the full research article on Integrated in vivo multiomics analysis identifies p21-activated kinase signaling as a driver of colitis: http://stke.sciencemag.org/content/11/519/eaan3580
Congratulations to Moon Hee Yang on her promotion to Instructor.
We invite you to read Emily Poulin and Kevin Haigis's recent commentary on K-RAS: No back seat for a progression event—K-RAS as a therapeutic target in CRC.
Congratulations to Emily Poulin! She has been awarded an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. http://www.cancer.org/research/applyforaresearchgrant/granttypes/postdoctoral-fellowships
Congratulations Yi-Jang Lin! She has been awarded the Albert J. Ryan Fellowship, described below:
The Albert J. Ryan Fellowship was established in 1967 by Mr. Ryan's daughter in order to recognize "outstanding students who show promise of becoming research scholars and who show a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge of medical science." The Ryan Foundation seeks to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in their course work and in their research, and to provide these students an opportunity to share their research with other Fellows and faculty from the three beneficiaries of the Albert J. Ryan Foundation. These are Dartmouth College, the University of Cincinnati, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard.
Kevin Haigis discusses Ras isoforms, mutations, and tissue contexts as they relate to mouse models and clinical outcomes.
Kevin Haigis and Doug Lauffenburger, MIT, guest editors for a themed collection of articles focused on In Vivo Systems Biology. Read more! http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/articlecollectionlanding?sercode=ib&themeid=4ddbaa21-2b94-424e-8a57-f9c2bab01033