March 2019 – Cycle for Survival
The Lowe Lab team, the “Loweriders” turned out for their annual ride in support of cancer research at MSKCC. The team raised over $9,000, all while having fun in the process.
March 2019 – Meeting: Nature Conference - The Tumour Cell: Plasticity, Progression and Therapy
A wonderful opportunity presented to the lab to present their works and share ideas. One of our postdoctoral researchers, Marcus Ruscetti, gave a talk entitled “Senescence induction triggers vascular emodeling and new therapeutic vulnerabilities in pancreas cancer.” Former lab member, Ross Dickens also attended the conference and gave a talk titled “Monolineage origin of relapse following multilineage differentiation therapy of acute myeloid leukemia.”
March 2019 – Staff Note
We would like to welcome our new lab manager, Anne Trumble-Koncelik to the lab.
February 2019 – Meeting: 20th International AEK Cancer Congress
Lowe Lab members old and new met at the AEK Cancer Congress in Heidelberg , Germany. Some of our lab alum in attendance included Lars Zender, Amaia Lujambio, Michael Hemann, and Johannes Zuber.
January 2019 - Staff Note
We are pleased to welcome a new postdoctoral researcher to the lab, Jose Reyes. Jose returns to the Lowe Lab after performing summer research in 2010, while the lab was still located at Cold Spring Harbor. He completed his PhD work at Harvard University focusing on DNA damage and the resulting transition of human cells from a reversible to an irreversible form of arrest.
December 2018 – Lowe Lab Holiday Party
The lab got together for food and fun at Scott and Shane’s apartment. Direna was elected to be Santa this year!
December 2018 – Publications
Congratulations to Ruscetti et al on their publication “NK cell–mediated cytotoxicity contributes to tumor control by a cytostatic drug combination” in Science. This exciting new paper outlines the combination of two clinically approved cancer drugs in the treatment of Kras lung tumors in mice via the natural killer cell recruitment.
December 2018 – Thesis Defense
Congratulations to Edward (Ted) Kastenhuber on successfully defending his thesis! Ted’s thesis title was “Functional Interrogation of Genetically Simple and Complex Cancers.
October 2018 – Lab Retreat
The lab heads to Upstate New York for the annual Lowe Lab retreat. Lab members share new ideas in the chalk talk style presentations, receive awards, and have an opportunity to bond outside of the lab. This year the lab even played a friendly game of touch football.
September 2018 – Thesis Defense
Congratulations to Chi-Chao Chen on the successful defense of his thesis. His title was Identifying Therapeutic Targets for Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
April 2018 – Honors and Awards
Congratulation to Scott W. Lowe, PhD on his award from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), recognizing his outstanding accomplishments in basic cancer research.