May, 2017 Our phase I clinical trial was FDA approved an now enrolling patients. Read all about it here.
April 27, 2017 Congratulations to Julius on the publication of his paper "A comparative analysis of replication incompetent and competent adenoviral therapy mediated immune response in a murine glioma model" in Molecular Therapy-Oncolytics. Co-authors included Jason, Aida, Josh, Wojtek, Deepak, and Irina.
April 26, 2017 Congratulations to Dr. Peng Zhang on receiving the ABTA post-doctoral award for $100,000 for two years.
December 21, 2016 Pictures from the holiday party are available for viewing here.
December 6, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Irina Balyasnikova for being named a regular member of the GDD (Gene and Drug Delivery Study Section). Irina's term will begin in 2017 and last for 6 years.
December 3, 2016 Please join me in congratulating Dr. Dou Yu on securing a new grant from the Elsa U Pardee Foundation entitled "CRISPR engineering of NINJA stem cells for malignant glioma brain tumor therapy".
September 28, 2016 Congratulations to Aida and Jason on the acceptance of their manuscript "Anti-GITR therapy promotes immunity against malignant glioma in a murine model" in Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy (IF=4.85). Co-authors included:Alan, Megan, Yu, and Lingjiao. Great job everyone.
July 28, 2016 Please join me in congratulating Alan on the acceptance of his manuscript "Glioma microenvironment-derived CCL2 is essential for recruitment of regulatory T cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells" in Cancer Research (IF=9.3). Co-authors included: Jason, Derek, Mahua, Claudia, Dou, Deepak, Kasia, Jian, Peter, Yu, Meijing, Lingjiao, and Craig. Awesome!!!
July 20, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Meijing Wu on receiving a new grant from the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute entitled " Clinical and Molecular Differences Between African-American and Caucasian Glioma Patients".
May 11, 2016 Congratulations to Megan on the acceptance of her manuscript "Cell pentrating peptide modified gold nanoparticles for the delivery of doxorubicin to brain metastatic breast cancer" in Molecular Pharmaceutics (IF=4.3). Co-authors included Ramin, Qing, Michelle, Brenda, Dou , Yu, Lingjiao, Meijing, and Yu Cheng. Terrific!!!!
March 27th, 2016 Congratulations to Julius and Brenda on the publication of their manuscript "Single dose GLP toxicity and biodistribution study of a conditionally replicative adenovirus, CRAd-S-pky, administered by intracerebral injection to Syrian hamsters" in the Journal of Translational Medicine (IF=3.9). Co-authors include: Drew, Jason, Alan, Josh, Jacob, Deepak Jian, Meijing, and Atique. The clinical trial is almost here!
February 11, 2016 Happy Birthday Nick! All the best wishes from all of us!
December 17, 2015 Pictures from the holiday party are available for viewing here.
December 15th, 2015 Another home run for Megan and Yu Cheng! Their manuscript "Rotating Magnetic Field Induced Oscillation of Magnetic Particles for in vivo Mechanical Distruction of Malignant Glioma" in Journal of Controlled Release (IF=7.7). Co-authors included Dorothee Petit, Rhordi Mansell, Tarun Vemulkar, Ramin Morshed, Yu Han, Irina Balyasnikova, Craig Horbinski, Xineli Huang, Lingjiao Zhang, and Russell Cowburn. Very proud of everyone
December 1, 2015 Congratulation to Megan on the acceptance of her manuscript "Controlled payload release by magnetic field triggered neural stem cell destruction for malignant glioma treatment" in PLoS One (IF=3.2). Co-authors included Ramin, Yu Cheng, Tarun, Rhodri, Yu Han, Lingjiao, Karen Aboody, Russell Cowburn. Great job!
November 7, 2015 Dr. Lesniak receives the Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute.
October 9, 2015 Happy Birthday Dr. Miska!
September 24, 2015 After 12 years at the University of Chicago, our laboratory is now moving to Northwestern University. Thank you the Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, the University of Chicago for the amazing experience during the past decade. http://news.feinberg.northwestern.edu/2015/09/lesniak-named-chair-of-neurological-surgery/
June 26, 2015 Please join me in congratulating Drew on the acceptance of his review "Hitting a moving target: glioma stem cells demand new approaches in glioblastoma therapy" in Current Cancer Drug Targets (IF=3.5). Co-authors include: Brenda, Jason Murphy, Megan, Jian, and Yureve.
June 23, 2015 Congratulations to Deepak on the acceptance of his paper "Neural stem cells secreting anti-HER2 antibody improve survival in preclinical model of HER2 overexpressing breast cancer brain metastases" in Stem Cells (IF=7.1). Stem Cells is one of the top two journals in the world in the field of cell and tissue engineering. Co-authors included Irina, Ramin, Rik Frank, Dou, Lingjiao, Drew, Julius, Yu, Dihua Yu, Atique, and Karen Aboody. This is an amazing paper!
Next Lab Meeting: Thursdays at 9am. Lurie 4 Conference Room.
Future Meetings & Abstracts
American Association for Cancer Research, April 1-5, 2017, Washington, DC. Abstract Deadline: TBA
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 22-26,2017, Los Angeles, CA. Abstract Deadline: TBA
American Association of Immunologists, May 12-16, 2017, Washington, DC. Abstract Deadline: TBA..
American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, May 10-13, 2017, New Washington, DC. Abstract Deadline: TBA.
International Society for Stem Cell Research, June 14-17, 2017; Boston, MA Abstract Deadline: TBA.
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, October 7-11, 2017. Boston, MA: Abstract Deadline: March 27, 2017.
European Association for Neuro-Oncology, October 11-14, 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Abstract Deadline: TBA
Society for Neuro-Oncology, November 16-19, 2017, San Francisco, CA. Abstract Deadline: TBA.