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Raushan Kurmasheva, Ph. D.

Rao & Gupta

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.


Advances in Urology: Microbiome within Primary Tumor Tissue from Renal Cell Carcinoma May Be Associated with PD-L1 Expression of the Venous Tumor Thrombus

February 18, 2020

Michael A. Liss,1 Yidong Chen,2 Ronald Rodriguez,1 Deepak Pruthi,1 Teresa Johnson-Pais,3 Hanzhang Wang,1 Ahmed Mansour,1 James R. White,4 and Dharam Kaushik1 Abstract Objective. To perform a proof of concept microbiome evaluation and PD-L1 expression p …


Cell Stem Cell: Zika virus targets glioblastoma stem cells through a SOX2-integrin αvβ5 axis

February 6, 2020

Zhe Zhu, Pinar Mesci, Jean A Bernatchez, Ryan C Gimple, Xiuxing Wang, Simon T Schafer, Hiromi I Wettersten, Sungjun Beck, Alex E Clark, Qiulian Wu, Briana C Prager, Leo JY Kim, Rekha Dhanwani, Sonia Sharma, Alexandra Garancher, Sara M Weis, Stephen C M …


NPJ Genomic Medicine: Proneural and mesenchymal glioma stem cells display major differences in splicing and lncRNA profiles

January 16, 2020

Gabriela DA Guardia, Bruna R Correa, Patricia Rosa Araujo, Mei Qiao, Suzanne Burns, Luiz OF Penalva, Pedro AF Galante Abstract Therapy resistance and recurrence in high-grade gliomas are driven by their populations of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Thus, de …


Springer: Prospective use of the single-mouse experimental design for the evaluation of PLX038A

January 11, 2020

Samson Ghilu, Qilin Li, Shaun D. Fontaine, Daniel V. Santi, Raushan T. Kurmasheva, Siyuan Zheng & Peter J. Houghton Abstract Purpose Defining robust criteria for drug activity in preclinical studies allows for fewer animals per treatment group, and …


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 …