Annual Retreat

Each year PCB sponsors a retreat showcasing the research done by graduate students and postdocs in the Department. Oral and poster presentations allow for a high volume of information exchange and awards are given to the top poster presenters. We also use this forum to present the Robert J. Fitzgerald Scholars awards to recognize the most important manuscripts published by students, fellows, and staff in the preceding year.

Next year’s retreat will be held September 21-22, 2018 at Wrightsville Beach, NC.

2017 Fitzgerald Scholars

2017 Fitzgerald Scholars

(Pictured from Left to Right)

Jing Jin Gu, MD, PhD (Pendergast Lab)
Inactivation of ABL kinases suppresses non-small cell lung cancer metastasis.
JCI Insight 2016 1(21):e89647
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28018973

Grace Anderson (Wood Lab)
PIK3CA mutations enable targeting of a breast tumor dependency through mTOR-mediated MCL-1 translation.
Sci Transl Med 2016 8(369):369ra175
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=27974663

Juliane Totzke (Haystead Lab)
Takinib, a selective TAK1 inhibitor, broadens the therapeutic efficacy of TNF-a inhibition for cancer and autoimmune disease.
Cell Chem Biol 2017 24(8):1029-1039
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28820959

Eric Wei, MD, PhD (Pitt Lab)
Inducible Fgf13 ablation enhances caveolae-mediated cardioprotection during cardiac pressure overload.
PNAS 2017 114(20):E4010-E4019
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28461495

Rocio Gomez-Pastor, PhD (Thiele Lab)
Abnormal degradation of the neuronal stress-protective transcription factor HSF1 in Huntington’s disease.
Nat Commun 2017 8:14405
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28194040

Moiez Ali (Wood Lab)
Codon bias imposes a targetable limitation on KRAS-driven therapeutic resistance.
Nat Commun 2017 8:15617
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28593995

 

2017 Retreat Poster Winners

2017 Retreat Poster Winners

(Pictured from Left to Right)

Jacqueline Zaengle-Barone (Franz Lab)
Yeong-ran Ahn (Wood Lab)
Zahra Kabiri (Counter Lab)
Maria Liberti (Locasale Lab)
Jessica Sawyer, PhD (Fox Lab)
Xia Xu, PhD (Pendergast Lab)
Tianqi Yang (Yildirim Lab)