Kelsey Huntington Has Received the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Kelsey Huntington was awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (#NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (#F31) by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on her first-round grant application titled “Small-molecule Inhibition of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 Sensitizes Colorectal Cancer Cells and Stimulates Immune Cells to Bolster Immune Cell-mediated Tumor Cytotoxicity” that will fund the remainder of her PhD here at Brown University.

Two New Publications-Pathobiology Graduate Students, El-Deiry Lab Members and Collaborating Faculty

Two new publications involving Pathobiology graduate students, other El-DEIRY lab members, and collaborating faculty at Brown clinical Departments and Lifespan Hospitals.

Kelsey E Huntington, Anna Louie, Lanlan Zhou, Attila A Seyhan, Aaron WP Maxwell, Wafik S El-Deiry: Colorectal cancer extracellular acidosis decreases immune cell killing and is partially ameliorated by pH-modulating agents that modify tumor cell cytokine profiles. Am J Cancer Res 2022;12(1):138-151.

Nicholas R Liguori, Ashley Sanchez Sevilla Uruchurtu, Leiqing Zhang, Abbas E Abbas, Young S Lee, Lanlan Zhou, Christopher G Azzoli, Wafik S El-Deiry: Preclinical studies with ONC201/TIC10 and lurbinectedin as a novel combination therapy in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Am J Cancer Res 2022;12(2):729-743.



Thomas Bartnikas, MD, PhD, Diana Treaba, MD, and Ece Uzun, PhD-Awarded 2022 Pilot Funds from Legoretta Cancer Center at Brown University

The Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University announces the awardees of the 2022 Pilot grant competition. These 10 one-year awards were made after applications were received from throughout Brown University and affiliated hospitals. The goal of the request for pilot grant applications was to encourage collaboration and basic-translational research across the academic medical center and within the Legorreta Cancer Center’s research programs in Cancer Biology, Cancer Therapeutics, and Population Science.  Thomas Bartnikas, MD, PhD,  Diana Treaba, MD, and Ece Uzun, PhD are part of the 10 faculty members who have been awarded the 2022 Pilot Funds.

2022 Pilot Award Winners

Dr. Eric Darling Receives Research Experience for Teachers Award

Dr. Eric Darling, Associate Professor of Medical Science was recently awarded a Research Experience for Teachers.  This is a $20,000 supplement to his NSF grant. These funds will support having two local high school teachers join Dr. Darling's lab in the summer and learn about interdisciplinary research. By the end of this experience, they will develop their own interdisciplinary exercise that can be implemented in the classroom to introduce high school students to how math/science subjects often integrate together.