Recent Cancer Biology Division Highlights

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

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”.