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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.
Nicholas T. Woods, Ph.D., another 2008 graduate, has accepted a faculty position with the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Woods takes with him his first independent NIH funded R21 award to help start his independent research career. He completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Alvaro Monteiro at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
Alyson Fay Freeman, Ph.D., who graduated from the Program in 2010, recently joined Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research as a Research Investigator II. Prior to joining Novartis, Dr. Freeman was a CRTA postdoctoral fellow in the Morrison lab at the NCI.
Ashley Basiorka, second year student in Dr. Alan List's lab, is the Program's third recipient of a prestigious ARCS Scholar Award. ARCS is the acronym for "Achievement Rewards for College Scientists" and the ARCS Foundation provides "unrestricted funding to help the country's brightest graduate and undergraduate students create new knowledge and innovative technologies". The Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program is one of two USF Programs from which ARCS Scholars are selected. Congratulations, Ashley!