Debanjan Saha from the Molecular Genetics and Genomics program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences joins the lab for PhD thesis research. Welcome Dabanjan!
Yesol Kim joins the lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome Yesol!
Ghofran's first author paper "Pan-cancer proteogenomic analysis reveals long and circular noncoding RNAs encoding peptides" is published in Nucleic Acids Research Cancer, and is featured as Editor's Choice. Congrats Ghofran!
Ha's first author paper "Cell-Free DNA Alterations in the AR Enhancer and Locus Predict Resistance to AR-Directed Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer" in collaboration with the Russell Pachynski and Aadel Chaudhuri labs is published in JCO Precision Oncology.
Ha's first author paper "The clonal evolution of metastatic colorectal cancer" in collaboration with the Ryan Fields lab is published in Science Advances. Congrats Ha!
Ziyi Zeng from the Master of Science in Biostatistics program in the Division of Biostatistics joins the lab as a summer research intern. Welcome Ziyi!
Gejae Jeffers from the Molecular Genetics and Genomics program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences joins the lab for PhD thesis research. Welcome back Gejae!
Jessica's first-author paper "Long non-coding RNA RAMS11 promotes metastatic colorectal cancer progression" is published in Nature Communications.
The Maher Lab has made the commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of our research as a Green Lab, just in time for Earth Day. Thank you Emily for always working on innovative ways to promote sustainability in our research!
Patrick passes his qualifying exam. Congratulations Pat!
Emily Coonrod is awarded the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) as an outstanding graduate student who is pursuing full-time research-based doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Congrats Emily!
Jace Webster from the Human and Statistical Genetics program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences joins the lab for PhD thesis research.
Ha's paper "Long non-coding RNA LCAL62 / LINC00261 is associated with lung adenocarcinoma prognosis" is published in Heliyon.
Dr. Maher receives the Siteman Investment Program Research Development Award (Pre-RO1 category) to support the Maher Lab's pioneering research in "Recurrent long non-coding RNA gene fusions across solid tumors".
Russell Scharf joins the Maher Lab as an Undergraduate Researcher. Welcome Russell!
Sidi passes her qualifying exam. Congratulations Sidi!
Dr. Maher, along with Dr. Aadel Chaudhuri and Dr. Russell Pachynski, receives $600,000 from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund to develop a more sensitive, advanced test to detect treatment resistant metastatic prostate cancer.
Jace Webster from the Human and Statistical Genetics program joins the lab as a rotation student. Welcome Jace!
Jessica presents "Identification and functional analysis of lncRNA associated with metastatic colorectal cancer" at The Graduate Association of Latinx, Native American, and Caribbean Students (GALNACS) and the Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS).
Jessica is awarded NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity.
Amy Ly joins the lab as a Senior Research Technician.
Nicole becomes the leader of the Women in Cancer Research group.
Sidi is accepted into the Precision Medicine Pathway offered by the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
Sidi is accepted into the Cancer Biology Pathway funded by Siteman Cancer Center.
Emily Rozycki is promoted to Research Lab Supervisor.
Nicole receives the Children's Discovery Institute's grant for zebrafish research.
Sherron Fontes joins the lab as a Research Technician II.
Ben Duggan joins the lab as a summer student in the Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Opportunities Program funded by Siteman Cancer Center.
Brooke continues her undergraduate research in the lab as a Washington University Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (BioSURF) funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Sidi Zhao from the Computational and Systems Biology program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences joins the Maher lab for PhD thesis research.
Gejae accepts admission into the Human and Statistical Genetics PhD program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
Emily Coonrod is accepted into the Lucille P. Markey Special Emphasis Pathway in Human Pathobiology offered by the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
Jessica becomes an Instructor in Medicine.
Emily Coonrod from the Human and Statistical Genetics program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences joins the lab for PhD thesis research.
Ha receives the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant to develop methods for non-invasive monitoring of prostate cancer progression.
Duy Pham joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher.
Gejae is accepted into the Human and Statistical Genetics PhD program (Entering Class of 2019) in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
Patrick DeSouza, a Medical Scientist Training Program student in the Computational and Systems Biology program, joins the lab for thesis research.
Dr. Maher is promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine and of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science with tenure.
Ha is promoted to Instructor in Medicine.
Nicole is promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Nicole receives ATS Foundation/American Lung Association Research Grant ”Insight into How Lung Tumors Grow“.
Andy receives an American Cancer Society grant to study the role of oncoIncRNA-3 in colorectal cancer metastasis.
Ghofran Othoum joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Reseach Scholar.
Brooke Felsheim joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher.
Gejae Jeffers joins the lab as a Postbaccalaureate Research Scholar.
Nicole receives the R03 Grant, ”The Epigenetic Role of the Novel Long Noncoding RNA, LCAL5, in Lung Cancer“.
Andrew Nickless joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Scholar.
Dr. Maher receives a 2016 Developmental Research Award as part of the WUSTL Pancreatic SPORE focusing on the role of lncRNAs in pancreatic cancer.
Jin's paper on INTEGRATE-Neo, a tool for discovering gene fusions that produce neoantigens is published in Bioinformatics.
Nicole's paper on the long non-coding RNA PCAT-14 is published in European Urology.
Ha is selected for an oral presentation on “Clonal evolution inference and visualization in metastatic colorectal cancer”.
Dr. Maher receives a 2016 Siteman Investment Program (SIP) Award focusing on the role of onco-lncRNA-230 as an epigenetic regulator of colon cancer metastasis.
Cynthia Tang wins two poster awards in one week!
2016 National Human Genome Research Institute Training and Career Development Annual Meeting: Best Undergraduate Poster Award, 2nd Place.
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting; 11th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition: 2016 Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prize for Cancer and Cancer-Related Biomedical Research, 2nd Place.
Jin Zhang's novel gene fusion discovery tool published in Genome Research.
Nicole receives the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant “Understanding the function of the novel long noncoding RNA, LCAL5, in lung cancer”.
Abdallah Eteleeb joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
Danielle receives her Honors Thesis.
Chris and Nicole's paper entitled “Pan-cancer transcriptome analysis reveals long noncoding RNAs with conserved function” is accepted to RNA Biology.
Jessica Silva-Fisher receives an AACR-GYRIG (Get-your-Rear-In-Gear) Scholar-In-Training-Award for travel to the upcoming 2015 AACR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Ha Dang receives an AACR-Aflac Scholar-in-training Award for travel to the upcoming 2015 AACR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Dr. Maher receives a Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge focusing on Treatment Sciences.
Jessica Silva-Fisher receives a Keystone Symposia Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship.
Jessica Silva-Fisher receives a Ruth Kirschstein Research Service Award.
Prostate Management Diagnostics, Inc. Announces Series A Financing
Led by Dr. Elaine Mardis, the Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of The Genome Institute, and Dr. Christopher Maher, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Director at The Genome Institute, PMDI strives to create new tests to identify and stratify patients at risk for and diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of malignancy diagnosed in men, with the vast majority receiving aggressive, but often unnecessary, treatment that frequently leads to debilitating side effects.
Christopher Maher receives a Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Award
This award focuses on investigating the mechanism of resistance to hormone therapy, particularly with regard to the potential impact of a newly identified class of genes called long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), by studying patients enrolled in two aromatase inhibitor clinical trials.
Lung lincRNA manuscript is published in the Genome Biology Special Issue on “cancer heterogeneity and progression”.
Jessica Silva-Fisher joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
cDNA-Capture manuscript is published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
Ha Dang joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
Dr. Maher receives a Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award.
Maher Lab is getting ready for MOvember.
Dr. Maher receives a V Foundation V Scholar Award.
Maher lab collaboration with Drs. Matthew Ellis and Elaine Mardis on integrative analysis of human in mouse xenografts reveals gene fusions in therapy resistant breast cancer patients is published in Cell Reports (PMID:24055055).
Danielle Cicka, a MARC-USTAR Fellow, joins the lab.
Richard Hauser joins the lab.
Abena Apaw (UStars Program), Corinne Rauck, and Marie Clark join the lab for the summer.
Dr. Maher presents at the Avison Biomedical Research Symposium at the Yonsei College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
Christopher Cabanski presents abstract at Washington University Postdoc Symposium.
Nicole White publishes a review on gene fusions in prostate cancer (PMID:23410129).
Drs. Maher, Fields, Lockhart, Mardis, and Wilson labs are awarded a Siteman Cancer Center Team Science Award for their project “Identifying Mechanisms of Metastasis to Improve Outcomes in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer”.
Sammed Mandape joins the lab as an intern.
Jin Zhang joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
Dr. Maher receives Melissa Zagon Founders Award.
Maher lab collaborates on a TCGA study published in Nature entitled “Comprehensive genomic characterization of squamous cell carcinomas” (PMID:22960745).
Genome analysis of lung cancer is published in Cell (PMID: 22980976).
Dr. Maher receives LUNGevity Foundation Career Development Award.
Christopher Cabanski joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
Maher lab collaboration with Drs. Matthew Ellis and Elaine Mardis on whole-genome analysis of breast cancer patient response to aromatase inhibition is published in Nature (PMID:22722193).
Maher lab receives an American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant entitled “Identifying Genetic Mutations in Lung Cancer Patients”.
Maher Lab publishes a review on Chromothripsis in Cell entitled “Chromothripsis and human disease: piecing together the shattering process” (PMID:22265399).
Nicole White joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
ChimeraScan published in the October issue of Bioinformatics.
On September 1st, 2011, the Maher Lab starts setting up!