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Congrats Dr. Gao!

Congratulations to our own Rui Gao, who graduated last week brilliantly defending her thesis on engineering ecDNAs in cells and in animals! Rui has been an outstanding member of our lab and we will all miss her very much. She should be proud for having launched several new lines of research that will keep usContinue reading “Congrats Dr. Gao!”

Welcome Davide!

A warm welcome to Davide Pradella, our new postdoc! Davide is from Gravedona, a small village on the north shores of Lake Como, in Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular, and Cellular Biology from the University of Pavia, working on RNA metabolism at the Institute of Molecular Genetics (IGM). Davide research interests willContinue reading “Welcome Davide!”

We are hiring!

We have an NIH-funded postdoctoral position available immediately to study BRAF-driven pediatric brain cancers. You will use ex vivo and in vivo somatic chromosomal engineering to model and characterize pediatric brain tumors driven by the BRAF oncogene, with a particular focus on tumors driven by BRAF gene fusions. The goals include defining the molecular mechanismsContinue reading “We are hiring!”

Ping Mu: from student to PI

Ping Mu, our very first graduate student, after completing¬† a very successful postdoc with Charles Sawyers, has now started his own lab at UTSW where he will continue his ground breaking work on prostate cancer. If you are looking for a postdoctoral position I cannot think of a better environment and a better lab! ToContinue reading “Ping Mu: from student to PI”

Congratulations Alex!

Great news today: Alexander Perez was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list! This is a prestigious and well-deserved recognition for the important work on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing he did as a joint MD/PhD student between Christina Leslie’s lab and ours. Way to go Alex!!!


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