Review in Nature Cell Biology

Lawson, Kessenbrock, and Werb labs publish new review highlighting the impact of intratumor heterogeneity on tumor progression, metastasis, and drug resistance.

Lab tour with local patients and advocates

Breast cancer advocate Sandi Spivey and local metastatic breast cancer patients tour Lawson lab and discuss new developments in breast cancer research.

American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk

Devon talks to the crowd about local breast cancer research before the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides walk in Orange County to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

CBS News LA interview

Devon visits CBS LA news to discuss new developments in breast cancer, in honor of breast cancer awareness month and the upcoming American Cancer Society Making Strides walk in Orange County.

Team Michelle donates $40,000 to breast cancer research

Team Michelle donates to Lawson lab for new pilot project to research the function of Natural Killer cells (NK) in metastatic dormancy. Team Michelle is a non-profit organization launched by Michelle Crago Buessing, friends and family, following her diagnosis with breast cancer several years ago. Team Michelle hosts many yearly events to raise money and awareness for breast cancer, and has been donating to breast cancer causes for >9 years.

2018 undergraduate research symposium

Congrats to our undergraduate researchers, Anushka Silva, Leona Torosian, Christian Calderon, Anush Markaryan, Grace Hernandez, Davit Orujyan, Armani Oganyan, and Madona Masoud, on presenting their research posters at the 2018 Undergraduate research symposium.


2018 CCBS Retreat

Ryan Davis, Kerrigan Blake, and Dustin Maurer present their 2017 Opportunity Award project results at the 2018 CCBS (Center for Complex Biological Systems) retreat.

Race for the Cure LA

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in LA with Dr. Josh Neman from USC

American Cancer Society (ACS) Orange County open house

Lawson presents lab research program overview at ACS open house, where ACS volunteers and staff mingle, make blankets to donate to local cancer patients, and discuss cancer topics.

Lawson lab awarded pilot grant for Human Cell Atlas initiative

Together with Nick Navin’s lab at MD Anderson and Kai Kessenbrock’s lab at UCI, we have secured pilot funds from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to build a benchmark cell atlas of the human breast, using a series of single cell transcriptomic, epigenomic, and spatial genomic technologies.