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Welcome CRI 2024 Youth Science Fellow Cohort

CRI would like to welcome its 2024 Youth Science Fellow cohort!! Since 1992, the Cancer Research Institute has sponsored a summer program for high school students to gain their first real world experience in laboratory-based cancer research. During this six-week program, students will dedicate around 30 hours a week by working closely with faculty, students,…

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Publication Highlight: Breakthrough in Colon Cancer Research

Congratulations to Professor Selma Masri and PhD student Bridget Fortin

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Conquering Cancer Series- Battling Brain Cancer

On May 23, The Cancer Research Institute hosted its second “Conquering Cancer Series” seminar. In front of a crowd of 35+ individuals, Dr. Charles Limoli, Dr. Aaron B. Simon, and Aulton Kohn Jr. discussed the world of tackling Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors from the eyes of a researcher, surgeon, and survivor. Brain and spinal…

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Student Spotlight: Paige Halas MS ’19, Ph.D ’24

“Conducting cancer research is working with others to fill a bucket one drop at a time to achieve results that better serve cancer patients.” Paige Halas sits quietly at her lab station. Her mind focused on the tasks at hand. She works diligently on her experiment while raising her head occasionally to give several colleagues…

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Publication Highlights From CRI Collaborative Teams

The Cancer Research Institute had an outstanding year in publications. All the collaborative teams worked hard to have many papers published. Below is a list of all the publications and their respective links. Bogi Andersen & Max Plikus A Roadmap for a Consensus Human Skin Cell Atlas and Single-Cell Data Standardization. J Invest Dermatol READ…

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Conquering Cancer Series- Battling Colon Cancer

“Cancer touches all of us. We are not free of it. Cancer can affect and hit everyone. It is the great equalizer.” –Daniel Rivas, MA Director, Office of Community Outreach & Engagement On March 28, The Cancer Research Institute hosted its first “Conquering Cancer Series” of the new season. In front of a crowd of…

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Trainee Highlight: Paige Halas

We are thrilled to announce that Paige has advanced to the UC Irvine Grad Slam Finals! She’s one of three finalists from the School of Medicine and the sole representative from the Cancer Research Institute. Paige is also the proud recipient of the Gazzaniga Family Medical Research Award, securing financial support for both herself and…

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Trainee Highlight: Bridget Fortin

A Special Highlight on Bridget Fortin, a Biomedical Sciences PhD Candidate, Former Cancer Biology T32 ICDR Trainee and a member of the Masri Lab!! With the assistance of her Principal Investigator Dr. Selma Masri Bridget has been awarded the NIH National Cancer Institute F31 Predoctoral Fellowship!! The F31 Predoctoral Fellowship award assists talented doctoral candidates…

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New Funding

Congratulations to Mei Kong on her American Cancer Society Research Award for her proposal, “Dissecting the role of secreted metabolite in colon cancer metastasis”. Award Summary: The major cause of death in most cancer patients is metastases.  Metastasis occurs when cancer cells leave the primary site of occurrence and thrive in distant organs. Despite many…

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New NIH CHD Supplemental Funding

Congratulations to Selma Masri and her team which were just awarded an NCI administrative supplement for cancer health disparities (CHD). This is a big deal as NCI had 2 calls last year and only awarded 10 supplements total. They applied to expand our ongoing work in colorectal cancer (CRC) to understand why Hispanics are at…

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