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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Assessing the Heterogeneity of Cardiac Non-myocytes and the Effect of Cell Culture with Integrative Single Cell Analysis

March 4, 2020

Abstract Cardiac non-myocytes comprise a diverse and crucial cell population in the heart that plays dynamic roles in cardiac wound healing and growth. Non-myocytes broadly fall into four cell types: endothelium, fibroblasts, leukocytes, and pericytes. …


Greehey CCRI Receives Its First NIH K99 Award (Chen Lab)

March 2, 2020

      Yu-Chiao Chiu, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI), received the prestigious NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The highly …


Future Focus: San Antonio lands one of its largest Cancer Grants to Bring in New Talent

February 27, 2020

CPRIT officials said this is one of the largest amounts San Antonio institutions have collectively received from the institute in a single funding round since it was established by Texas voters in 2007. CPRIT CEO Wayne Roberts said it’s also further in …


Manjeet Rao, Ph.D. in his lab

Manjeet Rao, Ph.D., Awarded NCI, R01 Grant to Test Efficacy of Novel Drug

Dr. Manjeet Rao, Greehey CCRI Deputy Director (interim), was recently awarded a grant from National Cancer Institute ($2.1 million) to test the therapeutic efficacy of a novel drug that can inhibit the function of a protein that is highly expressed in …


Raushan Kurmasheva, Ph. D.

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Greehey CCRI Faculty Awarded $1.2M CPRIT Grant to Support Osteosarcoma Research

Written by: Will Sansom An award of $1.2 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) went to Greehey CCRI Deputy Director and principal investigator Manjeet Rao, Ph.D., professor of cell systems and anatomy, for studies o …


Prof. Luiz O.F. Penalva, Ph.D.

Luiz O.F. Penalva, Ph.D., Co-corresponding Senior Author on NPJ Genomic Medicine publication.

“Proneural and mesenchymal glioma stem cells display major differences in splicing and lncRNA profiles” Abstract Therapy resistance and recurrence in high-grade gliomas are driven by their populations of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Thus, detailed molecul …


Pipette Gazette: Kevin Kanda, From Nursing Student To Graduate Student (Bishop Lab)

February 20, 2020

Kevin Kanda made a promise to his family to try to fight cancer. “I’ve lost some family and friends to cancer….my uncle died from lymphoma and I’ve known people with pancreatic and breast cancer as well,” he said. Initially, Kanda thought nursing would …


San Antonio Business Journals: San Antonio lands one of its largest cancer grant allocations ever to bring in more talent

February 20, 2020

CPRIT officials said this is one of the largest collective awards the Alamo City has received in a single funding round.


Adam Kosti Publishes First, First-Author Paper (Penalva Lab)

January 10, 2020

ELF4 is a Target of miR-124 and Promotes Neuroblastoma Proliferation and Undifferentiated State Abstract 13-Cis-retinoic acid (RA) is typically used in postremission maintenance therapy in patients with neuroblastoma. However, side effects and recurren …