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Cancer Biology Student Organization
Je-In Youn, Ph.D., 2011 graduate from the Program,
has accepted an offer to become an assistant professor with the newly created Institute of Immunology at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Youn was the second faculty hired for the new Institute; he completed his postdoctoral training with Dmitry Gabrilovich, M.D., Ph.D.
Daniele Gilkes, Ph.D., a 2008 graduate and postdoctoral researcher in the Wirtz lab at Johns Hopkins, has received a NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award. This award provides up to five years of support to highly promising postdoctoral research scientists.
Dr. Gilkes is first author on a paper in Nature Reviews Cancer:
Hypoxia and the extracellular matrix: drivers of tumour metastasis.Gilkes DM, Semenza GL, Wirtz D. Nat Rev Cancer. 2014 Jun;14(6):430-9.PMID: 24827502.
Inna Fedorenko has become the third student to receive a Research Scholar Award in the amount of $10,000 from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. She was one of five awardees chosen from an applicant pool of 45 candidates representing 27 prominent cancer centers!
Recent graduate Vito Rebecca was a recipient of a USF McKnight Dissertation Fellowship. This $12,000 award provides one year of support to minority students working to complete dissertations in STEM disciplines.
Kim Paraiso, Vito Rebecca, Andressa Sodre de Castro Laino and Jeremy McGuire were recipients of AACR Scholar Awards. These awards enabled the students to attend the 2014 annual AACR meeting in San Diego, California in April.