October 2019

PhD student Kinan Alhallak won the Best Poster Awardat the international meeting for nano-drug delivery systems, NanoDDS! Held at MIT in Boston,  Kinan got this award for his cutting-edge research in improving immunotherapy using drug delivery and biomedical engineering approaches. Kinan is a member of the Azab Lab.

October 2019

At the 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium in Glasgow, Scotland, Christopher Pacia, member of the Chen Lab and mentee of Hong Chen, PhD, was awarded the Student Paper Award! This is the most prestigious student award in the ultrasound field. His paper is entitled “Feasibility and Safety of Focused Ultrasound-Enabled Brain Tumor Liquid Biopsy (FUS-LBx) in a Porcine Model”.

April 2019

Cancer Biology Division Director & Associate Professor Dr. Julie Schwarz accepted a 2019 AACR Investigator Grant award to continue her work “Targeting CXCR2 to Improve Radiation Induced Anti-Tumor Immunity”

March 2019

Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, Hong Chen, PhD, and Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD have all been awarded multi-year NIH Grants, totaling over $3.7 million

November 2018

Carl DeSelm, MD, PhD honored by NIH for innovative cancer research. He has been selected for inclusion in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

July 2018

Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, and Carl DeSelm, MD, PhD, join the Radiation Oncology faculty as physician scientists.

February 2018

Members of the Schwarz Lab received attention from the Washington University Source for their work combatting cervical cancer using drug therapies in combination with radiation.

Ramachandran Rashmi, PhD, and Julie Schwarz, MD, PhD

Read the article: Cutting off cervical cancer’s fuel supply stymies tumors (Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine News Release)

February 2018

Dennis Hallahan, MD, and Qin Yang, MD, PhD, are awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their proposal, “Develop a novel reprogramming approach for glioblastoma multiforme treatment”.

Dennis E. Hallahan, MD

Qin Yang, MD, PhD

December 2017

Nathan Wong (Xiaowei Wang Lab) defends his PhD thesis, “Indentification of Prognostic Cancer Biomarkers through the Application of RNA-Seq Technologies and Bioinformatics”.

Read more about Nathan Wong’s research in the December 2017 Trainee Corner.

October 2017

Micah Luderer (Kareem Azab Lab) defends his PhD thesis, “Development of Novel Tumor-Targeted Compounds for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy”.


Read more about Micah Luderer’s research in the October 2017 Trainee Corner.

September 2017

Jin Zhang, PhD, joins the Cancer Biology Division as an instructor with a focus on Bioinformatics.

July 2017

Xiaowei Wang, PhD, is awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his proposal, “MicroRNA biomarkers for oropharyngeal cancer”.

June 2017

David Curiel, MD, PhD, is awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his proposal, “NOVEL TARGETED ADENOVIRUS”.