September 1st, 2020
Funding News: The NIH/NCI has awarded us an R00 for our work on "Defining the Role of Metabolic Heterogeneity in Melanoma Dissemination and Therapy"
July 1st, 2021
Funding News: The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded us a Scientific Grant for the project “Defining and targeting the pro-tumorigenic metabolic microenvironment of leptomeningeal metastasis in triple-negative breast cancer.”
November 20th, 2021
Well done to everyone from our lab who participated in the annual Miles for Moffitt fundraising run. Ronak ran 10k, Clayton ran 5k, and I ran 10k. All proceeds go to fund cancer research at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
December 11th, 2021
Congratulatons to Chao Zhang for earning his PhD in the lab of Keiran Smalley! Chao was the first graduate student I mentored, so proud to see his accomplishments over the years.
December 21st, 2021
Today we celebrated the holidays and our achievements over the year. We enjoyed some great food and had a Secret Santa gift exchange together with the lab of Keiran Smalley, previous rotation students, and other mentees.
January 17th, 2022
Funding News: Moffitt Cancer Center has awarded our lab the Innovative Core Grant for the project “Developing spatial multi-omics approaches for the study of the tumor microenvironment.”
March 1st, 2022
Funding News: Moffitt Cancer Center has awarded our lab the Team Science Grant for the project “Tumor-stroma metabolic crosstalk in melanoma brain metastases.”
March 29th, 2022
Today we celebrated Ronak and Oscar’s Birthdays!! What a better way to celebrate than an R group workshop!? Thank you to Oscar for teaching us basic RNAseq analysis using R, everyone learned a lot!
May 11th, 2022
Today Mariam presented at the Moffitt Scientific Symposium her project “Single-cell and multi-omics analysis uncovers immune and metabolic remodeling of CSF environment in leptomeningeal lymphoma”
May 20th, 2022
It was a real honor to sit with our founder Mr. H. Lee Moffitt this evening at the Board of Directors' dinner.
June 1st, 2022
Funding news: The Melanoma Research Alliance has awarded us the Young Investigator Award for the project “Tumor-stroma metabolic crosstalk in melanoma brain metastases”
June 7th, 2022
Celebrating Yuan’s Birthday today. Happy B-day, Yuan!
Back to where it (single cell analysis) all started! I had the great honor to return back to Cold Spring Harbor Labs to give a lecture for the Single Cell Analysis Course. Same course I took myself in it’s inaugural session back in 2012.
September 1st, 2022
Funding news: The NCI/NIH has awarded us the R21 grant for the project “Defining and targeting the immune-suppressive metabolic microenvironment of leptomeningeal melanoma metastases.”
September 20th, 2022
Today we celebrate Mariam’s Birthday and National Postdoc Appreciation Week!! Finally, our first outing since COVID lockdowns. Things are finally getting back to normal...
Funding news: The Donald A. Adam Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center of Excellence (MSCCoE) and Cutaneous Oncology has given us an award for the project “Sensitizing leptomeningeal melanoma to checkpoint inhibitor therapy."