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Year 2020:

June 2020: Congratulations to Luis Reza for passing his Qualifying Exam with flying colors!

June 2020: Congratulation to Zane on the publication of his paper.  The testis protein ZNF165 is a SMAD3 cofactor that coordinates oncogenic TGFβ signaling in triple-negative breast cancer​

Year 2019:

Angelique Whitehurst, newest member of the Department of Pharmacology, was invited to draw numbers for the door prizes at the 2019 Pharmacology Christmas Party.
December 2019: Pharmacology Christmas Party

 August 2019: Welcome to Magda Delgado, who will be starting in September.

August 2019: Good Luck to Lily Cormier and to Emily Greaves as they leave to continue their undergraduate education.

August 2019: End of Summer 2019 Lab lunch-Magda, Zack, Kathy, Angelique, Zane, Chun-Chun, Emily, Luis and Lily.

August 2019: Congratulations to Zack on starting his position of Clinical Research Associate at Medpace in Irving, TX

July 2019: Congratulations to Zack on successfully defending his thesis: Investigating the Functional Contributions and Tumorigenic Potential of Cancer/Testis Antigens and Their Interacting Partners.

July 2019: Congratulations to Luis on being selected for the NIH Pharmacological Studies Training Grant.

June 2019: Congratulations to Zack on the publication of his paper. EWSR1-FLI1 Activation of the Cancer/Testis Antigen FATE1 Promotes Ewing Sarcoma Survival.

June 2019: Welcome new lab member Luis C. Reza.

Year 2018:

November 2018: Congratulations to Brandt on the publication of his paper.  HORMAD1 Is a Negative Prognostic Indicator in Lung Adenocarcinoma and Specifies Resistance to Oxidative and Genotoxic Stress

September 2018: Congratulations to Brandt on starting his position of Life Sciences Consultant at Putnam Associates in Boston, MA

Brandt Nichols Dissertation Defense
June 2018: Congratulations to Brandt on successfully defending his thesis: Defining Tumorigenic Contributions of Meiotic Cancer-Testis Antigens.


Year 2017:

Whitehurst Lab Holiday lunch
December 2017: Whitehurst Lab Holiday Lunch

July 2017: Lab receives grant from St Baldrick’s Foundation for Targeting Fragility in the TNFa Signaling Pathway in Ewing Sarcoma.

June 2017: Welcome new Post Doc Chun-Chun Cheng.

May 2017: Congratulations to Zack and Zane for passing their Qualifying Exams.

March 2017: Welcome new Lab Manager Kathleen McGlynn Tucker.

February 2017: Angelique receives grant from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to support research on Triple Negative Breast Cancer. https://kayyow.com/

Year 2016:

June 2016: Congratulations to Zane on being awarded the Pharmacological Sciences training grant.

March 2016: Congratulations to Zack on being awarded a grant from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program as well as the Dean's Discretionary Award.

March 2016: Congratulations to Zack on previously being awarded the MoDTS training grant.

March 2016: Welcome new lab members Zane Gibbs and Zachary Gallegos.

March 2016: Congratulations to Brandt on being awarded the CMB training grant.

February 2016: Congratulations to Patrick on successfully defending his thesis: FATE1: Contributor to Tumor Cell Fitness and Example of an Oncogene-Activated Cancer Testis Antigen.

January 2016: Lab receives award from 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation to study CT-antigens in Ewing Sarcoma, a collaborative effort with the Amatruda, Deberardinis, McFadden and Kittler Laboratories. https://www.1million4anna.org/


Year 2015:

December 2015: Lab Holiday Brunch at Cafe Brazil.

December 2015: Congratulations to Kim on attaining her position at the AAAS.

November 2015: Congratulations to Kim and Patrick on the publication of their paper. Comprehensive functional characterization of cancer–testis antigens defines obligate participation in multiple hallmarks of cancer

July 2015: Congratulations to Kim on her dissertation defense.

June 2015: Congratulations to Patrick on being awarded his F30 entitled: Contribution of Fetal and Adult Testis Expressed to Tumor Cell Survival.

April 2015: Angelique chairs a Methods Workshop at AACR entitled: Methods for Pharmacogenomics Discovery and Interpretation.

January 2015: Congratulations to Brandt who tied the knot in NC.

 August 2011: News Feature  A ballsy search for cancer targets

 May 2009:  Angelique Whitehurst Joined the Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill

Interview with Carolina Bioscience