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2019

October

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).

August

Amy Ly joins the lab as a Senior Research Technician. 

Nicole becomes the leader of the Women in Cancer Research group.

July

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.

June

Sherron Fontes joins the lab as a Research Technician II. 

May

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.

April

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.

March

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.

January

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.

2018

September

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. 

July

Ha is promoted to Instructor in Medicine.

Nicole is promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

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.

Nicole receives ATS Foundation/American Lung Association Research Grant ”Insight into How Lung Tumors Grow“.

2017

September

Brooke Felsheim joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher. 

August

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“.

January

Andrew Nickless joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Scholar.

2016

November

Dr. Maher receives a 2016 Developmental Research Award as part of the WUSTL Pancreatic SPORE focusing on the role of lncRNAs in pancreatic cancer.

October

Jin's paper on INTEGRATE-Neo, a tool for discovering gene fusions that produce neoantigens is published in Bioinformatics.

July

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.

April

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.

January

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”.

Earlier News

2015
June

Abdallah Eteleeb joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.

May
Danielle receives her Honors Thesis.
April
Chris and Nicole's paper entitled “Pan-cancer transcriptome analysis reveals long noncoding RNAs with conserved function” is accepted to RNA Biology.
February
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.
January
Dr. Maher receives a Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge focusing on Treatment Sciences.

2014
December
Jessica Silva-Fisher receives a Keystone Symposia Underrepresented Trainee Scholarship.
Jessica Silva-Fisher receives a Ruth Kirschstein Research Service Award.
November
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.
October
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.​
July
Lung lincRNA manuscript is published in the Genome Biology Special Issue on “cancer heterogeneity and progression”.
May​

Jessica Silva-Fisher joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.

April
cDNA-Capture manuscript is published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

January

Ha Dang joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.

2013
November
Dr. Maher receives a Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award.
October
Maher Lab is getting ready for MOvember.
Dr. Maher receives a V Foundation V Scholar Award.
September
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.
August
Richard Hauser joins the lab.
June
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.
April
Christopher Cabanski presents abstract at Washington University Postdoc Symposium.
Nicole White publishes a review on gene fusions in prostate cancer (PMID:23410129).
March
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”.
January
Sammed Mandape joins the lab as an intern.
Jin Zhang joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.

2012
October
Dr. Maher receives Melissa Zagon Founders Award.
September
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).
July
Dr. Maher receives LUNGevity Foundation Career Development Award.
June
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).
April
Maher lab receives an American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant entitled “Identifying Genetic Mutations in Lung Cancer Patients”.
January
Maher Lab publishes a review on Chromothripsis in Cell entitled “Chromothripsis and human disease: piecing together the shattering process” (PMID:22265399).

 

2011
October
Nicole White joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.
September
ChimeraScan published in the October issue of Bioinformatics.

 

On September 1st, 2011, the Maher Lab starts setting up!
 

September

Jessica is awarded NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity.