Second year PhD student, Divya Ravi, has been selected as a fellow to the prestigious Mount Sinai Innovation Partners Program at the Icahn School of Medicine! The program is designed for early-career scientists with a strong interest in the commercialization process of novel therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, or digital health technologies. Divya will participate in a Scholars Bootcamp and will have the opportunity to work directly with MSIP experts in the Immersive Program. We are so proud of this immense achievement and cannot wait to see what this experience will lead to for Divya!
A special congratulations to Julie Lim, who graduated from Dartmouth College with honors in Neuroscience, and won the Robert N. Leaton Prize for Best Neuroscience Written Thesis! We are so proud of all of her achievements and are thankful for all of her contributions to our laboratory!
Best of luck with everything, Julie! We will miss you!
Julie Lim (pictured bottom center) successfully defended her senior thesis this morning! Her work was entitled: ‘Systemic immune modulators as biomarkers in glioma patients.’ She was congratulated via Zoom by Dr. Arti Gaur (PI), Linda Kennedy, Carmen Del Genio (lab manager), Alicia Barber (rotation student), Rachel Saxe (rotation student), Elizabeth Pizzi (undergraduate student), Jordan Isaacs (PhD student), and Divya Ravi (former rotation student).
Julie has been a pivotal member of the lab since 2018 and has contributed greatly to our research. She was part of the Dartmouth Cancer Scholars Program and will graduate this year with a degree in Neuroscience and Environmental Studies. Julie will join Putnam Associates as an Associate Consultant this fall.
CONGRATS JULIE!!! We are so proud of you!!
On Tuesday, January 14th 2020, The Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) hosted its annual Scientific Retreat and Jordan won “2020 Best Poster”! She presented her poster, entitled, ‘A novel estrogen receptor beta agonist has anti-tumor effects on xenografts derived from freshly resected glioma patients’ (authors: Jordan F. Isaacs, Divya Ravi, Sidney Nguyen, Carmen L. Del Genio, Laura M. Price, Thomas B. Burris, Glenn C. Micalizio, and Arti B. Gaur) Special thanks to Divya Ravi who contributed equally towards the generation of this poster. Stay tuned to see the data featured on this poster in our future publications.
The NCCC Scientific Retreat featured two keynote speakers: 1) Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD, director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and 2) Samuel Achilefu, PhD, FRSC, director of the Optical Radiology Lab at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Arti Gaur wins the 2019 ‘Celebration of Biomedical Research at Dartmouth (CBraD)’ award! Dr. Gaur was nominated for the award by her students who wrote recommendation letters about her incredible mentorship. She had many of her students at the event to support her, including second-year PhD student Jordan Isaacs, rotation students Divya Ravi and Laura Price, and undergraduate Julie Lim. We are so excited for her!
In addition, Jordan Isaacs and Divya Ravi presented their poster on the use of nuclear hormone receptor agonists in glioblastoma.