Entries by Kai

Grad Day 2024

Congrats to Paige for winning the best poster award!! Another congratulations to Alex (Kessenbrock lab) and Paige ( Lawson Lab) on their elevator pitches!!!

Congrats to Paige Halas !!!

Congratulations to Paige Halas for being selected as a finalist to compete in UCI’s Grand Slam championship! She did an outstanding job in her elevator pitch (3min!) describing her work on how specific genes promote metastasis to lay audiences!

Congratulations Aaron Longworth!!

Graduate student Aaron Longworth from Dr. Devon Lawson’s lab passed his dissertation and will receive his doctorate degree! Aaron was a wonderful person in our lab and we wish him the best!! Dr. Longworth will now be working at Shoreline Biosciences in San Diego as a scientist.

Microglia promote anti-tumour immunity and suppress breast cancer brain metastasis

I’m so pleased to share our new study out today in Nature Cell Biology where we found that brain resident microglia promote anti-tumor immunity to suppress breast cancer brain metastasis !! scRNAseq analysis showed that microglia mount a pro-inflammatory response to metastatic infiltration. GEM mice lacking microglia show increased metastasis, decreased survival and reduced natural […]

Team Michelle: Taste for The Cure 2023

Many thanks to Team Michelle and all of their supporters who came out Friday night to raise money for breast cancer! Their generous donation will support a new pilot research project in our laboratory this year. Pilot funding is the main way we start new research projects and test new ideas – so it’s absolutely […]