Congrats Zack! His ExoGAN poster titled, An End-to-End Artificial Peptide-to-Receptor Targeting Strategy to Develop Exosome Homing Ability for Precision Drug Delivery, received one of the 2022 AAPS Best Poster Awards.
Kiley presented a poster at the AACR Annual Meeting, titled: Intra-patient tumor evolution analysis in dogs with many mammary tumors identifies signatures of tumor aggression in early-stage breast cancers. This work builds on her postdoctoral work, comparing human and dog breast cancers. Recent work focuses on the evolution of tumors across the two species and how evolutionary factors may have driven tumor development similarly in the two species.
We attended our first in-person conference today (AACR Special Conference: Evolutionary Dynamics in Carcinogenesis and Response to Therapy. Kiley, Tina, and Leslie are in Tampa. It’s been a great time and we met a lot of very cool people. Looking forward to becoming regular attendees. Tina also presented her first ever poster. Congrats Tina!
We made shirts to celebrate the first year of the Graim lab, with our newly designed logo embroidered on the front. Our shirts
We made a logo! It’s now included on the lab website and we have versions for posters and presentations. The lab had a fun time coming up with ideas and making the images. Unsurprisingly, it is difficult to create a logo, especially to create one that looks polished.
We’ve successfully completed a year! In that time several PhD students have joined the lab, we’ve submitted many grants (good news soon!), established some great collaborations and happily settled into UF. Tina and Leslie are taking courses while starting up their PhD research, and Zack is making huge strides in his projects. Zack will be taking his qualifying exams very soon. As the pandemic is still ongoing, we are still intermittently working remotely. Kiley taught two courses this year....
Congrats Zack! His ExoGAN poster titled, An End-to-End Artificial Peptide-to-Receptor Targeting Strategy to Develop Exosome Homing Ability for Precision Drug Delivery, received one of the 2021 AAPS Best Poster Awards. He was highlighted in a UF article here and this video highlight from the conference.
The second PhD student joined the lab! Welcome Tina Salehi Torabi. She joins us from Sharif University of Technology in Iran, where she graduated with a degree in computer engineering.
The first PhD student joined the lab! Welcome Leslie Smith, who recently graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in California with a degree in major in computer science and a minor in computational science with an emphasis in chemistry.
Zachary Greenberg, a pharmaceutics PhD student in Dr. Mei He’s lab at the UF College of Pharmacy, is now also part of the Graim lab. He will be co-advised by both labs.
The Graim lab begins today. We will be recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to work in the lab, purchasing equipment, and working to get the lab set up. As the pandemic is still ongoing, we will be working remotely for the forseeable future. I’m delighted to be in Gainesville starting up this new adventure.