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Cancer Biology Student Organization
Now accepting applications for Fall 2016 for the Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program at
**DUE TO A DATABASE ERROR, THE INCORRECT NUMBER OF HOURS TO DEGREE WAS POSTED TO THE PROGRAM'S LISTING IN THE ON-LINE VERSION OF THE GRADUATE CATALOG; HOURS TO DEGREE FOR THE CANCER BIOLOGY PHD DEGREE IS A MINIMUM OF 96 PROGRAM SPECIFIC GRADUATE LEVEL HOURS. THIS APPLIES STUDENTS ENTERING WITH A BACHELOR'S OR A MASTERS DEGREE**
To view admissions requirements and apply for the Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program please follow the "Ph.D. Program" link at the top left of this page and then click on the "Admission Requirements" link at the top left of the Ph.D. Program webpage.
The alumni from the Cancer Biology Ph.D. program have gone on to pursue careers as tenure track faculty at John Hopkins, the University of Nebraska and the University of Seoul; acquire industry research positions at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Alkermes, Boehringer Ingleheim and The Binding Site; others have continued on to pursue training as postdoctorate fellows at the NIH, Washington University, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UCLA, Columbia University, and the Koch Institue at MIT. Apply today to start your career in the intriguing field of scientific research!
The End of Cancer Begins with YOU!
Congratulations, Dr. Fu!
Dr. Jianing Fu (pictured above) is one of four USF graduates to receive an Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation (OTD) Award for 2015. The OTD Awards are intended to recognize those USF graduates who have demonstrated exceptional performance during their graduate careers at USF and whose thesis or dissertation has resulted in significant impact to the discipline at the national level. Theses and Dissertations chosen for these awards represent those that are considered to be in the top 2% of their specific discipline. Dr. Fu is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Megan Sykes, Columbia University and the second Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program graduate to be selected for this prestigious award - congratulations, Jianing!
Dr. Daniele Gilkes has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Sidney
Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gilkes graduated in 2008 and completed her postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins. She received a K99/R00 award in 2014 which led to her recent appointment as tenure track faculty - congratulations, Daniele!
Dr. Inna Fedorenko, 2014 graduate and postdoctoral fellow in the Smalley lab at the Moffitt Cancer Center, received a Career Development Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation for her project "Identifying and Targeting Melanoma Cells That Metastasize to the Brain." The award totaled $50,000/year for two years - Congratulations, Inna!
Jeremy Frieling, a sixth year student in Dr. Connor Lynch's lab, was selected to give an oral presentation at the Gordon Research Conference: The Future of Matrix Metalloproteinases Beyond Proteolysis of Matrix. His abstract was titled:MMPs Generate Novel Osteogenic Peptides from Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein. The conference took place Aug 1-2, 2015, Newry, ME
Rebecca Hesterberg, a third year student in Dr. Burnette's lab, presented at the 4th European Congress of Immunology, Vienna 2015, September 4-9, 2015, Vienna, Austria. Rebecca's abstract was titled: Thalidomide analogs implicate a novel pathway of immune regulation.
Anxhela Gjyshi, a seventh year student in Dr. Monteiro's lab, will give an oral presentation of her abstract, MYC Distal Enhancers Underlie Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility in the 8q24.21 Locus, during the AACR Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research October 17-20, 2015, Orlando, FL
Courtney Schaal, a fifth year student in Dr. Chellappan's lab, was an Invited Speaker at the Frontiers in Aging and Regeneration Research Workshop May 15, 2015, Woods Hole, MA. Her travel was funded by the Magee-Womens Research Institute. Courtney's oral presenation was titled "Nicotine-mediated regulation of stemness in non-small cell lung cancer.