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January 2012

  • Yiting's paper on chloroquine as a radioprotectant is accepted to Int. J. of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.
  • Amy Anderson (Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program) rotates in the lab.

December 2011

  • Toshi presents his work on GDF15 at ASH.
  • Bill writes a commentary on multiple myeloma for Nature Perspectives.

November 2011

  • Bill publishes a review of myeloma stem cells and stem cell transplantation in Biol. Bone Marrow Transplantation.
  • Bill presents an overview of the Hedgehog signaling pathway at the AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets Meeting in San Francisco.

October 2011

  • Akil's paper on Nrf2 in hematopoiesis is accepted to Blood.
  • Bill present's the lab's work at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
  • Zeshaan present's his work in Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Bill present's the lab's work at the EORTC-NIH-ASCO Annual Biomaker Meeting in Brussels.

September 2011

  • Amy McManus and Kyle Mobbs join the lab (Johns Hopkins Univeristy).
  • Zeshaan present's the lab's work at the Breast Cancer Research Seminar.
  • Yiting presents her work at the Pathobiology retreat.
  • Bill present's the lab's work at the Myeloma Pharmacogenomics Meeting in London.
  • Bill present's the lab's work at Osaka University.
  • Bill present's the lab's work at the Japanese Myeloma Meeting in Kobe.

August 2011

  • Clinton Jung joins the lab.
  • Bill present's the lab's work at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in Denver.

July 2011

  • Zeshaan joins the faculty at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor of Oncology.
  • Giselle leaves to start graduate school at Mt. Sinai in New York.
  • Susan Stanley (Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program) rotates in the lab.

June 2011

  • Zeshaan and Bill publish a review on cancer stem cells.
  • Toshi and Bill publish a commentary on cancer stem cells and inflammation.
  • Zeshaan is awarded a Clinician Scientist Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Hedgehog-Gli meeting in Crete.

May 2011

  • Giselle graduates with a Master in Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Sarah is the graduate student speaker at graduation (click to view).
  • Yiting, Vessi, and Jasmin present their work at the Fellow's Research Day.

April 2011

  • Ross joins the lab for his Ph.D. thesis work (Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine).
  • Ally presents her work at the Johns Hopkins Provost's Undergraduate Research Award Ceremony.
  • Zeshaan presents his work at the AACR Annual Meeting in Orlando.
  • The lab participates in Community Science Day.
  • Bill is elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

March 2011

  • Akil is promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine and Oncology.
  • Mark Coyne from the National University of Ireland, Galway joins the lab
  • Bill present's the lab's work at the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) annual meeting in Dallas.

February 2011

  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Gordon Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer in California.

January 2011

  • Ross McMillan (Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program) rotates in the lab.
  • Tara Lin (LSU) and Bill publish data on Hedgehog signaling in ALL in PLoSOne.
  • Zeshaan presents his work at the GI malignancy conference.
  • Akil presents his work at Hematology Grand Rounds.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the University of Maryland.

December 2010

  • Yiting presents her data on chloroquine and hematopoiesis at ASH.
  • Bill presents the lab's work in the Plasma Cell Biology Scientific Section at ASH.
  • Yiting and Bill write a review on Hedgehog signaling in hematopoiesis for Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression

November 2010

  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Stem Cells in Drug Discovery and Development Conference in San Diego.

October 2010

  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Lymphoma and Myeloma meeting in New York.

September 2010

  • Toshihiko Tanno joins the lab.
  • Jessica Norberg joins the lab (visiting graduate student, University of Uppsala, Sweeden).
  • Brianna Malone joins the lab (undergraduate Johns Hopkins University).
  • Vessi presents his work at the CMM program retreat.
  • Yiting is awarded first place for her presentation at the Pathobiology retreat.
  • Zeshaan and Bill publish a video article in JOVE on the isolation of pancreatic cancer stem cells.
  • Sarah's paper on telomerase inhibition in multiple myeloma is published in PLoSOne.
  • Zeshaan's paper on pancreatic cancer stem cells is published in Cell Stem Cell.

August 2010

  • Zeshaan is awarded first place at the Cancer Center Fellow Research Day.
  • Sarah is awarded her Ph.D. in pathobiology.

July 2010

  • Eunpi Cho joins the lab.
  • Jasmin is awarded a fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
  • Akil is awarded a Clinician Scientist Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the 2010 AACR Translational Medicine Conference in San Francisco.

June 2010

  • Brooke Meade is back in the lab for the summer.
  • Christopher Murter returns to the lab for the summer.
  • Sarah's paper on mantle cell lymphoma is accepted to Blood.
  • Akil and Bill write a review on Hedgehog signaling in cancer for Clinical Cancer Research.

May 2010

  • Yiting presents her work on hematopoiesis and low-dose rate radiation at the Cancer Center’s Fellow Research Day.
  • Zeshaan is awarded first place at the Cancer Center’s Fellow Research Day for his work on pancreatic cancer stem cells.
  • Ally is awarded a Johns Hopkins University Provost's Undergraduate Research Award.
  • Bill Presents the lab's work at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in Melbourne Australia.
  • Bill Presents the lab's work at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research in Sidney Australia.
  • Bill Presents the lab's work at the Managing Multiple Myeloma meeting in Melbourne Australia.

April 2010

  • Bill presents the lab's work at the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center.
  • Bill is a visiting professor at the Univeristy of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

March 2010

  • Akil joins the faculty as an Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
  • Sarah Beck (Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program) rotates in the lab.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the 2010 AACR Translational Medicine Conference in Amsterdam.
  • Akil is awarded a Clinician Scientist Award from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

February 2010

  • Jasmin Agarwal joins the lab.
  • Jasmin and Bill write a review on myeloma stem cells for Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Zeshaan presents his work at the Stem Cells, Development, and Cancer Biology Seminar Series at Johns Hopkins.
  • Bill is a visting professor at the LSU Medical Center.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Society for Stem Cell Research at Johns Hopkins.

January 2010

  • Akil's paper on Gli1 in hematopoiesis is accepted to Blood.
  • Sasha Borodovsky (Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program) rotates in the lab.

December 2009

  • Zeshaan's paper on pancreatic cancer stem cells is accepted by the JNCI.
  • Zeshaan is awarded the "Pathway to Leadership" career development award from the AACR and PanCAN. Read the press release here.
  • Akil presents his data on Nrf2 and hematopoiesis at the American Society of Hematology.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Norwegian Cancer Symposium in Oslo, Norway.

November 2009

  • Vessi passes his graduate school (CMM) qualifying exam.
  • Akil presents his data on Nrf2 and hematopoiesis at Hematology Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the International Conference on Differentiation Therapy in Chicago.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at NCI Translates: The 2009 NCI Translational Science Meeting.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at La Conferencia de Hemato-Oncologia, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología in Puerto Morelos, México.

October 2009

  • Bill presents the lab's work at the IX International Meeting on Cancer Induced Bone Disease.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Third International Workshop on Myeloma Pharmacogenomics in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the National Functional Genomic Center Annual Meeting in Clearwater, FL.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), Clinical Cytometry Society (CCS), and the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA) Joint Meeting in Jacksonville, FL.

September 2009

  • Ally Huang and Angel Gonzales (Johns Hopkins Univeristy) join the lab.
  • Sarah and Bill write a review on myeloma stem cells for the Journal of Molecular Medicine.
  • Bill is a panel member at the World Stem Cell Summit in Baltimore.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Gordon Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
  • Bill is a visting professor at the Lombardi Cancer Center and Georgetown University.

July 2009

  • Robert Buckheit (Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program) rotates in the lab.

June 2009

  • Zeshaan finishes his clinial fellowship.
  • Brooke leaves for medical school (SUNY Buffalo).
  • Maximo Marin (University of Iowa School of Medicine) joins the lab for the Summer from the CUPID program.
  • Chris Murter (Penn State University) is back in the lab for the Summer.
  • Vesselin Penchev (Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program) joins the lab.
  • Sarah wins a Travel Award from the Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Association.
  • Akil and Bill write a commentary on Hedgehog signaling in hematopoiesis for Cell Stem Cell.

May 2009

  • Sarah wins a Presentation Award from the Pathobioloy Graduate Program.
  • Elizabeth and Bill write a paper linking folic acid to allergies and asthma.
  • Zeshaan awarded a grant from the Amgen Fellowship Program.
  • The lab is part of Dr. Stephen Baylin's "Dream Team" awarded funding by the Stand Up 2 Cancer Foundation.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the American Society of Apheresis.

April 2009

  • Akil presents his data on Nrf2 as a mediator of drug resistance in acute leukemia at the American Association of Cancer Research.
  • Bill is named a Scholar in Clinical Research by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

March 2009

  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Moffit Cancer Center.
  • Bill presents the lab's work at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

January 2009

  • The lab is awarded a grant studying myeloma stem cells from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

December 2008

  • Sarah presents her work in mantle cell lymphoma at the American Society of Hematology.
  • Akil presents his work on Hedgehog signaling in hematopoiesis at the American Society of Hematology.

September 2008

  • Yiting Lim joins the lab (Graduate program in Pathobiology).

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