Karel Alcedo is a first year graduate student in the Biochemistry and Biophysics program. She is currently wrapping up her last week of her rotation experience in the Parise lab.
“We use conventional trypan blue staining to identify dead cells in a very robust manner; however, it can be very time consuming and it may compromise cell viability when analyzing multiple samples . Our project necessitates a high throughput method to analyze the samples in a very quick and robust manner without compromising viability. Thus, we have developed a pan-cell death assay using trypan blue in flow cytometry. This assay will provide a tool to evaluate the efficacy of a combination therapy using CIB1 depletion and Docetaxel against TNBC cell lines in vitro.” – Karel Alcedo
In addition to presenting her research to the lab this week she will be presenting her research findings at UNC’s graduate symposium for first year students on November 14th. We wish Karel the best in her future endeavors!
Congratulations to Laila Elsheif on her acceptance of the 2016 Development Faculty Award. In addition, her abstract has been accepted for the 2016 American Society of Hematology Meeting titled Quantification of Suicidal Netosis Using Convolutional Neural Networks in Human Neutrophils.
Alex Chung presented his thesis proposal titled “Investigation of CIB1 as a novel target for reversing taxane resistance in triple-negative breast cancer” to the committee and successfully passed the Qualification Exam. Congratulations to Alex for his big step towards PhD Candidacy!
Justin Black gave a seminar based on his doctoral dissertation titled “Exploration of the Role of CIB1 in Cell Survival and Tumor Growth.” His research demonstrates the importance of CIB1 in survival and tumor growth of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines.
Justin joined the Parise Lab in 2012 and has been a valuable member of our group for the last three years. After the graduation, Justin will be working for a biotechnology company in Boston.
The Parise Lab welcomes two summer undergraduate students, Davia and Anna!
Davia Blake is a rising Senior majoring in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a participant of the 2014 Summer Research Program in Biophysics and visiting the Carolina for the summer. Davia is working with Steve Holly on Platelet Research.
Anna Tangis a undergraduate student from UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. She has joined the Parise Lab for the summer to gain experience in medical research. Anna is working with Justin Black on CIB1 Project.
Ariana Bevilacqua presented her thesis proposal titled “Signaling Pathways Contributing to NETosis” to the committee and successfully passed the Comprehensive Oral Exam. Congratulations to Ariana for her big step towards PhD Candidacy!
Patricia Keely, PhD, a former Research Assistant Professor from the Parise lab becomes the chair of the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Congratulations to Dr. Keely!
Congratulations toCarrie Lomelino for her graduation from the UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. degree in Chemistry! Carrie has been with the Parise Lab for the 2013-2014 Academic Year working on a CIB 1 Project. She will start her graduate studies in the Fall at the University of Florida.