Emory Cancer Biology PhD Program

Emory Cancer Biology PhD Program

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The Graduate Program in Cancer Biology is an Interdisciplinary PhD program within the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University.

06/10/2023

Congratulations to Justus Huelse on defending his PhD thesis “MERTK inhibition selectively activates a DC-T cell axis to provide anti-leukemia immunity” with his mentor Dr. Doug Graham!

Photos from Emory Cancer Biology PhD Program's post 22/08/2023

Thank you Trees Atlanta for hosting another fabulous Cancer Biology Retreat!

Photos from Emory Cancer Biology PhD Program's post 22/08/2023

Congratulations CB 3rd year students on completing all course requirements, passing written & oral quals, and officially moving into candidacy!

20/05/2023

Here’s to the new CB Bowling Champion, Greg Lesinski!!!

Photos from Emory Cancer Biology PhD Program's post 19/05/2023

🎶 Let’s bowl, let’s bowl…

27/04/2023

Congratulations to Veronica Canarte for her induction into the Edward Bouchet Honor Society!!!

17/04/2023

Congratulations to CB alumna Claudia (Yun) Wei on being awarded an NIH K99/R00 award. Dr. Wei graduated from Anna Kenney’s lab in 2018 and joined Dr. David Langenau’s lab at Harvard/MGH for her post-doctoral training.

Photos from Emory Cancer Biology PhD Program's post 14/04/2023

Congratulations to our newly coated Cancer Biology doctoral students!

Cancer Biology students are awarded their own lab coat as they pass their qualifying examinations and formally enter candidacy.

15/03/2023

Emory Cancer Biology congratulates Kelsey Bennion! Kelsey, a doctoral student in the lab of Mandy Ford, PhD, has received a perfect score (10) on a National Cancer Institute F99/K00 “Individual Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award” application. The purpose of the award is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent researchers. The initial F99 phase will support Bennion’s PhD dissertation research training, which is focused on identifying novel memory T cell co-inhibitory axes that could be therapeutically targeted in cancer immunotherapy.

“Kelsey has worked incredibly hard and already made important contributions in understanding regulation of tumor-specific T cell responses,” says Dr. Ford. The K00 phase will support Bennion’s postdoctoral training and career development activities relevant to her long-term goal of becoming an independent cancer researcher.

Says Kelsey, “I think this unique grant mechanism through the NCI is incredibly helpful in supporting young investigators as we transition to postdoctoral research. I am grateful for my training thus far and excited for what the scientific future holds!”

07/10/2022

Congratulations to Gianna Branella and Alyssa Duffy! Gianna is the Cancer Biology Scholar of the Year, and Alyssa won the William and Catherine Rice Research Award. Well deserved recognition at tonight’s GDBBS Awards Banquet. Well done! 👍

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