June 30th, 2014 Please join me in congratulating Irina on receiving a perfect priority score of 10 on her latest NIH-R21 application!!! This is truly exceedingly rare and her award in the amount of $810,000 will help to advance the cure for brain cancer!
June 23, 2014 Congratulations to Yu Cheng on the acceptance of her manuscript "Blood-brain barrier permeable gold nanoparticles: an efficient delivery platform for enhanced malignant glioma therapy and imaging" in Small (IF=7.8). Co-authors included: Qing, Ramin, Xiobing, Michelle, Derek, Yu, Lingjiao, Brenda, Alex, Esther, Bart, Atique, Peter Warnke, and Chuan He. Terrific accomplishment!
June 19, 2014 Congratulations to Jacob on the acceptance of his review "Advances in stem cells, iPS cells, and engineered cells as drug delivery vehicles" in Expert Opinion in Drug Delivery. Co-authors included Ramin, Julius, Irina and Atique.
May 26th, 2014 Happy Birthday Yu!
May 20, 2014 Congratulations to Mahua on the acceptance of her review "Cytomegalovirus and glioma: putting the cart before the horse" in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (IF=5). Co-authors included: Atique.
May 20, 2014 Happy Birthday to Irina!
May 16, 2014 Happy Birthday Alex!
May 9, 2014 Congratulations to Jacob on the acceptance of his review "Therapeutic cell carriers:a potential road to cure glioma" in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. Co-authors included:Julius Atique.
April 7, 2014 Please joing me in congratulating Dr. Irina Balyasnikova! Her NIH R01 grant entitled "Intransal stem cell based therapy of glioblastoma" received an impact score of 16, placing it in the 3% percentile!! Outstanding achievement for Irina and our lab!
April 2, 2014 Congratulations to Michelle on publishing her review manuscript "The art of attraction: Application of multifunctional magnetic nanomaterials for malignant glioma" in Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery. Co-authors included Yu Cheng and Ramin.
March 26th, 2014 Congratulations to Yu Cheng on receiving a grant from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium entitled "124I labeled gold nano particles for exploring glioma specific targeting platform". This CBC post-doctoral research grant will help Yu carry out her outstanding work.
March 25, 2014 Congratulations to Derek on the acceptance of his manuscript "Durable therapeutic efficacy utilizing combinatorial blockade against IDO, CTLA-4, and PD-L1 in mice with brain tumors" in Clinical Cancer Research (IF=7.8). This is a terrific manuscript that will set the stage for a human clinical trial. Co-authors included: Alan, Mahua, Irina, Chung, Alex, Yu Cheng, Julius, Jian, Lingjiao, and Yu Han. Very proud of everyone!
Next Lab Meeting: Thursday, September 25th at 9am, Room J333. Drew will be presenting. We will also have a visiting post-doctoral applicant.
Journal Club: Next journal club will be October 30th. Articles are available here.
Interested in writing a grant? See opportunities to do so here.
Future Meetings & Abstracts
American Association for Cancer Research, April 18-22, 2015, Philadelphia, PA. Abstract Deadline: TBA
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, May 2-5, 2015, Washington, DC. Abstract Deadline: TBA
American Association of Immunologists, May 2-6, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA. Abstract Deadline: January 9, 2014.
American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, May 21-24, 2014, Washington, DC. Abstract Deadline: January 14, 2014.
International Society for Stem Cell Research, June 18-21, 2014; Vancouver, Canada.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, October 18-2,2013 Boston, MA: Abstract Deadline: March 18, 2014.
European Assocation for Neuro-Oncology, October 9-12, 2014, Turin, Italy. Abstract Deadline: TBA
Society for Neuro-Oncology, November 13-16, 2014, Miami, FL Abstract Deadline: June 9, 2014.