China is honoring Dr. Stefan Bossmann, chemistry, and enlisting his expertise through a research appointment. He’s been awarded the title of Highest Honored International Expert by scientific advisers to the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. This summer, he will advise the Chinese authorities on early cancer detection methods.
Dr. Jeroen Roelofs, biology, and team are uncovering how a specific “molecular machine” inside cells–the proteasome–is assembled. Understanding this process may present new drug target sites and lead to better cancer treatments.
Good luck to our undergraduate Cancer Research Awardees this semester! We look forward to honoring them at our annual awards banquet March 27.
Of the six K-State students who earned honors at the annual Kansas INBRE Bioscience Symposium, five were our Cancer Research Awardees. Congratulations to Amanda Bradley, Erika Peters, Adam Schieferecke, Katherine Sensenich and Zheng Zhao!
Zhao, senior in biological & agricultural engineering (K-State Olathe), earned the Outstanding Poster Presentation award. He studies ovarian cancer-derived exosomes using a novel microfluidic platform. His mentor is Dr. Mei He. read more
Two K-State student cancer researchers were selected to present at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. Cancer Research Awardee Raquel Ortega and Yubisela Toledo, sophomores in chemistry mentored by Dr. Stefan Bossmann, co-presented “Studying the Protease Expression of Triple Negative Breast Cancer.” read more
Nominated for Goldwater Scholarships were Lauren Komer, biology, one of our June Hull Sherrid Scholarship recipients, and Katherine Johnson, a microbiology student mentored by Dr. Brad Olson. read more
Pet Cancer Case Study from Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Newsletter
Immunohistochemistry was performed for B and T cell markers and the neoplastic cells were positive for B cell lymphoma (Figure 2). This animal had no enlarged lymph nodes or signs of illness.
Primary ocular lymphoma in dogs is rare and is primarily part of multicentric lymphoma. In cats, lymphoma is the second most common intraocular neoplasm and is usually part of the systemic disease process. However, ocular disease is often the presenting complaint and may precede signs of systemic involvement. read more from “Diagnostic Insights” newsletter (pg. 2)