News

February, 2020: We are now on Twitter! @NelsonLabUofI

 

Link to article highlighting Sisi’s paper

May 24th: Sisi’s paper is now out! Endocrine-Related Cancer 2019 Vol. 26, issue 7

May 11th: Congratulations to the following graduates:

Amber Wang – MS, co-mentorship from Dr. Nelson and Dr. Torvik

Madeline Henn – BS in Animal Sciences

Anna Vardanyan – BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology – awarded Highest Distinction in Research!

Samuel Cler – BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology – awarded Highest Distinction in Research!

May, 2019: Lab Lunch at Black Dog. Best BBQ in town, with the best people in town!

May, 2019: Our paper exploring the role of 27HC in ovarian cancer has been accepted for publication in Endocrine Related Cancer! This paper describes the paradoxical effects of 27HC on ovarian cancer cells compared to the tumor microenvironment. Great leadership by Sisi to pull this manuscript together.

May, 2019: Our paper describing a new role of SHP in macropahges has been accepted for publication in Endocrinology! Excellent work, spearheaded by Hamed.

April, 2019: Congrats to Cheng Chen for her award winning poster at AACR 2019!

April, 2019:  Congratulations to Hamed, whose review paper has been accepted to be published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

March, 2019: Congratulations to Liqian and Samuel, both of whom gave excellent poster preview presentations at ENDO2019! Liqian was also the recipient of an Outstanding Abstract Award!

March, 2019: Official start of our NIH-NCI R01 funding.Thanks to the NCI for your support!

January 2019:  Congrats to Liqian, whose review paper has been accepted to be published. Stay tuned to a future issue of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.

December 2018: Welcome to Adam Nelson who joins the laboratory as a graduate research assistant.

Halloween 2018 – Harry Potter theme.

Halloween 2018: Immune Checkpoint Inhibition.

October 2018: One of our projects has been selected for funding from METAvivor. Thank you for investing in our work. Thanks also to our Advocate Team, who helped shape this proposal! https://www.metavivor.org/

October 2018: One of our projects has been selected for funding from the AICR. These funds will allow us to investigate strategies to prevent metastatic breast cancer.

May 2018: One of our projects has been selected for funding from the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program! We are looking forward to pursuing this exciting work on modulating the immune micro-environment in metastatic breast cancer!

April 13th: Dr Nelson will deliver a Plenary Lecture at this year’s TiME day: http://time.illinois.edu/time-day-2018

April 2018: Congratulations! Our lab members have received many accolades recently!

-Sisi received an AACR Scholar-in-Training Award

-Liqian received an AACR-Bristol Myers Squibb Oncology Scholar-in-Training Award -Hannah will receive the Howard S. Ducoff Award for Outstanding Senior Thesis

-Hamed and Sisi both received early career awards for the Endocrine Society

-Sisi received an award for an Outstanding Abstract at ENDO

-Samuel received a summer studentship from the Endocrine Society

-Samuel received a School of Molecular and Cellular Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship                                                                                                        -Samuel received a James Scholar Preble Award

-Hannah has been accepted into a Masters of Biotechnology program at Northwestern -Anna and Joy have both been selected to deliver oral presentations at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium

March and April 2018: Our research will be featured heavily at the annual meetings for the Endocrine Society and American Association for Cancer Research (ENDO2018 and AACR2018). Sisi He, Hamed Shahoei and Dr. Nelson will be delivering oral presentations at ENDO2018. Amy Baek and Dr. Nelson will be delivering oral presentations at the AACR, and Sisi He and Liqian Ma will be presenting posters.

October 2017: Our research describing how cholesterol increases breast cancer metastasis has been published in Nature Communications.

Link to Nature Communications Paper

Link to News Story Highlighting Our Work

Link to YouTube Video Highlighting Our Work

June 2017: Dr. Nelson delivers State of the Art Lecture at the International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology.

January 2017: Congratulations to Sisi He who is the recipient of the Carle-Illinois C*STAR fellowship. We will be working with Carle practitioners to characterize the impact of cholesterol and its metabolites on ovarian cancer progression.

December 2016: Welcome to Liqian Ma who joins the laboratory as a graduate research assistant.

October 2016: Our Winning Halloween Pumpkin:

May 2016: Dr. Nelson and Sisi He attend the Midwest Ovarian Cancer Coalition Workshop, sponsored by the Leo and Ann Albert Charitable Trust. Sisi gave a “speed” talk and a poster presentation.

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May, 2016: Ashbari Mukherjee receives her B.S. with High Distinction in Research.

April, 2016: Ashabari Mukherjee presents her senior thesis at the UIUC Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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April, 2016: Sisi He receives “Best Oral Presentation” award at the annual MIP retreat for her talk entitled A cholesterol metabolite is implicated in the pathophysiology of ovarian cancer. Congratulations Sisi!

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March, 2016: Amy Baek’s review paper has been accepted by Hormones and Cancer. Congratulations!

March, 2016: Welcome to Priyanka Gokulnath who joins the lab as a research technician.

November, 2015: Welcome to Hannah McDowell, an undergraduate research assistant.

October 2015: Great showing at the Annual MIP Halloween Party! Our lab received honors for Most Scientific Pumpkin and Best Group Costume – Go ScientKiss!

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October, 2015: Lab participates in the 7th Illinois Symposium on Reproductive Sciences. Sisi, Hamed and Ashabari present posters and Amy delivers an oral presentation. Great Job Everyone!

August, 2015: Dr. Nelson is appointed as a Faculty member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

July, 2015: Kathryn Krueger has left the lab for medical school. Congrats on her new chapter in life!

May, 2015: Welcome to Jun Soo (Dan) Park, who joins the lab as a research technician.

May, 2015: Congratulations to Ashabari Mukherjee for being awarded a School of MCB Summer Research Opportunity Stipend!

May, 2015: Welcome to Dr. Amy Baek, who joins the lab as a postdoctoral associate.

April 2015: Congratulations to Ashabari Mukherjee who was a finalist for “Best Poster Presentation” at the UIUC Undergraduate Research Symposium!

April 2015: Dr. Nelson is appointed as an Associate Member of the UIC Cancer Center.

Jan 2015: Welcome to Hamed Shahoei, who joins the lab as a graduate student.

December 2014: Welcome to Sisi He, who joins the lab as a graduate student.

October: Best carved pumpkin and runner up for best costume in the MIP Annual Halloween Party. Go Team Go!!

September 2014: Welcome to Ashabari Mukherjee, an MCB290 student.

September 2014: Welcome to Kathryn Krueger, our first research technician.

September 2014: Dr. Nelson is appointed as a member of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.

August 2014: Grand Opening of the Nelson Lab!