Graduate student Hamad Alshetaiwi from Dr. Kai Kessenbrock’s lab passed his dissertation and received his doctorate degree! Hamad will be returning to his home in Saudi Arabi where he will become a PI at a university. Hamad was a helpful person in the Lawson Lab and was part of our big lab family. We will miss you Hamad and we wish you the best in this next chapter of your life!

Post Doc Dr. Dennis Ma has earned the position of senior scientist at Calico Life Sciences! He starts January 2023 and we couldn’t be more excited for him. We will miss you, Dennis and wish you the best in this new chapter of your life!


The theme for the work is “from theory to data: from data to theory” and it’s a $10,000 grant for one year.


Grad student Paige Halas participates and wins in the grad student pitch competition for SOM grad day on her presentation on ROS!

Hensel Phelps publishes video documentary highlighting research in the Lawson lab in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.


Lawson Lab attends this year’s UCI Anti- Cancer Challenge which helps raise awareness and funds for criticial cancer research.  The Anti- Cancer Challenge lets the community partake in a 5K and 10K run/walk or 14-, 35-, 60-, and 100- Mile ride.

Devon Lawson and 3 Graduate Students, Timothy McMullen, Isam Adam, and Tatyana Lev, attended the 12th Annual Taste for the Cure on September 9, 2022. We would like to thank Team Michelle for their generous donation funding an exciting new pilot project in our lab.