Jared Clements, first year medical student at UTHSC, was awarded a 2019 UTHSC/West Cancer Clinic Summer Cancer Research fellowship for his project entitled “Metabolic Reprogramming to Improve Triple Negative Breast Cancer Outcome.” Congratulations Jared!
Read our new paper on glucose transporter GLUT1 in macrophage metabolism and atherosclerosis. Link here to Journal of Immunology
Yummy lunch at Global Cafe to celebrate Arati! Congratulations!
Laura presented in the Obesity and Cancer Section/Susan G. Komen Challenge Symposium at the 2018 ObesityWeek meeting. As a winner she will present the results of her pilot studies at the 2019 ObesityWeek meeting in Las Vegas, NV, within a session devoted to results from the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge.
Laura Sipe, Janine Twitchell, Liza Makowski and Neil Hayes were out there walking to raise money for cancer research.
Congrats to Emily Miller who came in first place for her 8 week M1 summer rotation project presentation entitled “Targeting Tumor Associated Macrophages: Investigating a novel drug combination for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.” Emily is entering into her second year at UTHSC medical school as a Merit Scholarship recipient (one of five out of 170… Read More
In 2018, Dr. Bae-Jump (PI) and Dr. Makowski (co-I) were awarded an R01 to examine the systemic and local metabolic changes in patient ovarian tumors and a murine model of serous ovarian cancer and test the effects of a novel biguanide.
Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump (PI, UNC Chapel Hill) and Dr. Liza Makowski (co-I, UTHSC) were awarded a 3 year V Foundation Grant entitled Metabolic and Molecular Biomarkers of Metformin Response in Obesity-driven Endometrial Cancer in Fall 2017.
In 2017, Dr. Makowski was recruited to University of Tennessee Health Science Center to continue her work on immunometabolism in the normal and tumor microenvironment.