Jared Clements wins a 2019 Summer Cancer Research Fellowship for his work on triple negative breast cancer

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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!

New paper out on GLUT1’s role in macrophage glucose metabolism

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Read our new paper on glucose transporter GLUT1 in macrophage metabolism and atherosclerosis.

Link here to Journal of Immunology

 

Congratulations to our student who is headed to medical school

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Yummy lunch at Global Cafe to celebrate Arati! Congratulations!

Laura Sipe was selected as a Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge Winner Presented by The Obesity Society: Obesity and Cancer Section

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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.

 

 

We are hiring!!!

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https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=654895

 

West Fight On 2018

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Laura Sipe, Janine Twitchell, Liza Makowski and Neil Hayes were out there walking to raise money for cancer research.

Emily Miller won first place in West Cancer Center/UTHSC Summer Research Program Presentations!

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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 incoming students selected). She attended University of Tennessee and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Honors Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) where she was in the Chancellors Honors Program for 4 years, among other awards. Congratulations Emily!

Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump and Dr. Makowski awarded an R01 to study endometrial cancer

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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.

Drs. Bae-Jump and Makowski awarded V Foundation Award.

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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.

Makowski lab moves to University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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It was chilly!

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.