The Helix Blog
The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
City of Hope's 2018 Graduate School Commencement
May 31, 2018 | Dory Benford
Since the program began in 1994, City of Hope's Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences has been informing, supporting and encouraging some of the best scientific minds in the field. On June 8, yet another group of impressive individuals will join those ranks.
City of Hope Introduces Newest Graduates
June 3, 2017 | City of Hope
On June 9, nearly a dozen newly minted graduates from the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences will have Doctor of Philosophy degrees bestowed upon them by their laboratory mentors.
An Artist Finds His Place in Medicine
January 13, 2017 | Katie Neith
Ford Fellowship gives graduate student Jose Ortiz more confidence in pursuit of his Ph.D.
Graduate student spotlight: Dongrui Wang and cancer immunotherapy
October 17, 2016 | Denise Heady
Graduate student Dongrui Wang’s poster presentation at the 19th annual American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy was selected as the conference’s Outstanding Poster Presentation for his research initiatives in gene and cell therapy. Here Wang talks about what motivated him to pursue a career in science, what keeps him inspired and the innovative research he is working on at City of Hope.
11 inspiring grads to receive doctoral degrees at June 10 commencement
June 7, 2016 | City of Hope
Years of intensive study and training will bear fruit as 11 students from the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope receive their Doctor of Philosophy degrees from their laboratory mentors on June 10, 2016.
Working to make the world a better place: One graduate's story
June 1, 2016 | Denise Heady
While Cecilia Choy has always had a love for science, she never envisioned herself entering the field of research. This month, Choy will receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences' 18th commencement ceremony.
Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences at City of Hope National Medical Center Quarterly Newsletter: January through March 2015
April 27, 2015 | City of Hope
Announcements Congratulations to Jodi Murakami and her fiancée, who welcomed home their baby boy in December. Congratulations to Nathaniel Magilnick and his wife, who welcomed home their baby boy in March.
January Graduate Student Research Forum
February 12, 2014 | Lindsey Skrdlant
My research focuses on a disease known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS is a pre-leukemic bone marrow disorder that is characterized by ineffective production of red blood cells, neutrophils, and/or platelets.
How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grad School
December 20, 2013 | Kaniel Cassady
I began graduate school at City of Hope with a nearly overwhelming sense of fear. While many worrisome thoughts plagued me during this time, the question I found myself revisiting most frequently was, “Do I belong in graduate school?” The majority of students I encountered during the graduate school interview process seemed to have been preparing to attend from an early age.
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