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Lab News

November 20, 2023:

Madison and Rayane won 1st 🥇 and 2nd 🥈 place poster presentations at the 2023 Tumor Biology & Microenvironment Program Retreat  👏

October 10, 2023:

For the academic year 2023-2024, Rayane is a recipient of the prestigious predoctoral fellowship in cancer research from the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation.

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March 31, 2023:

Rayane and Madison received prizes for their outstanding oral and poster presentations at the 12th Annual Cancer Biology Research Symposium at Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Insitute.  

March 6, 2023:

Rayane wins 3rd place for her poster presentation at the 13th Annual WSU Graduate Research Symposium. This was the only award given to a student in cancer biology. 

September 16, 2022:

Kay is the 2022 recipient of the Drs. Antony and Joyce D. Kales Endowed Faculty Award for Innovative Cancer Research

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July, 2021:

Patrick moves to North Carolina to start a postdoc at UNC. Rosa moves with her family to London, Canada, and Yong assumes a new position as a technologist at WSU. Best of luck to all in your new positions!

June 18, 2021:

It was an incredible amount of work (mostly hidden in "supplementary figures") to get this work published in Nature Communications. Congratulations, Patrick, all team members, and collaborators who contributed to this study.

December 4, 2020:

Patrick defended his dissertation on Zoom. 90 students and faculty members from UNMC, WSU/KCI, across the US and Germany attended his (virtual) presentation.  Congratulations, Dr. Raedler!  

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September 12, 2019:

Patrick received the 2019 Harris Award for outstanding research by a graduate student at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Congratulations, Patrick, well deserved. We are very proud of you. 

August 9, 2019:

Becca presents her work at the 2019 Cancer Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Poster Presentation.

Patrick Raedler receives the 2019 Harris Award for outstanding cancer research

March 29, 2019:

Congratulations, Patrick for the first place oral presentation award. The team is proud of you, and we thank the Cancer Graduate Program for recognition of Patrick's work.

February 2019:

Welcome, Rosa! 

Rosa joins our team as a Research Associate.

December 14, 2017:

From now on..... Dr. Barb!

August 15, 2017:

Barb is the recipient of the 2017 Shawn Jessen Memorial Cancer Research Award. This is the second time she received this honor. Congratulations, Barb!

September 16, 2016:

Barb is the recipient of the 2016 Shawn Jessen Memorial Cancer Research Award. 

June 16, 2016:

Patrick is the 2016 recipient of the Dean for Graduate Studies Stipend.

May 5, 2016:


Dr. Rajbhandari (!!!) at the UNMC Honors Convocation Ceremony

(Photo courtesy of UNMC)

March 5, 2016:


On March 5, 2016, Barb won First Prize for her poster presentation at the 47th Annual Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF)

January, 2016:


Patrick Rädler (CRGP, graduate student) joins our team.

October 4, 2015:


Congratulations, Barb! Winning the Komen Race For The Cure for the second time is amazing! Glad the whole lab came to see it and participated in the 5K.

March, 2015:


Kazuhito Sakamoto, a long-term member of our team and Research Assitant Professor, accepted a position as Chief Researcher at ASAHI KASEI PHARMA CORPORATION in Japan. 

July 1, 2014:


Kay will serve a full term as a member of the Tumor Cell Biology Study Section (TCB), Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). After having served as ad-hoc reviewer on several study sections for over a decade and receiving several invitations to become a standing member, he will now commit more time to one particular study section.



March-May, 2014:


Our team conducts research as part of new collaborations with NIH. Kay got his old NIH badge back as a "special volunteer". It is great being back in an environment where people can focus on actual science and not have to worry about declining grant pay lines, increase in costs for core facilities, or walk from one committee meeting to another....



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