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Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter


Dr. Raelene Wouda & dogRaelene Wouda, clinical sciences, served on a panel of experts who discussed attacking cancer with a One Health approach at the Kansas City One Health Day event Nov. 1 at K-State Olathe. K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and life science partners in Greater Kansas City invited the community to celebrate One Health and learn how the comprehensive approach is accelerating research in human, animal and environmental health. read more

Yulong Xiong, anatomy & physiology, is focusing on a transgenic solution for tackling Parkinson’s disease. Her findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. read more



Dr. Zhoumeng Lin

Zhoumeng Lin (pictured left), anatomy & physiology, Majid Jaberi-Douraki, mathematics, both with the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine, recently published with international collaborators the paper “Bacterial endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide) binds to the surface of gold nanoparticles, interferes with biocorona formation and induces human monocyte inflammatory activation,” in Nanotoxicology. read more


Dr. Anna Zinovyeva

Anna Zinovyeva, biology, received $1.8 million NIH grant for her microRNA research. read more





Dr. Robert DeLongRob DeLong, Nanotechnology Innovation Center in the anatomy and physiology department, was invited to deliver keynote speeches on cancer nanotechnology or nanobiotechnology at, and/or co-organize: the 2nd World Summit on Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Research, St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, UK; and Nanotechnology 2018, 6th World Congress and Expo on Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Valencia, Spain.



Marta Stetsiv photo from Shawnee DispatchMarta Stetsiv, a junior and Cancer Research Awardee working in Dr. Erika Geisbrecht’s lab in biochemistry, was featured in the Shawnee Dispatch.





Vaithish VelazhahanVaithish Velazhahan, senior and Cancer Research Awardee working with Dr. Kathrin Schrick in biology, has received a prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship to study towards a PhD in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University in England.