The Helix Blog
The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
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 Grad Student Forum: Richard Jaramillo
April 22, 2015 | Richard Jaramillo
Increased levels of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) have been reported in serum of patients with diabetes and are associated with increased probability of specific complications including cardiovascular disease and nephropathy.
June Grad Student Forum: Cecilia Choy
July 9, 2014 | Cecilia Choy
Cooperation of Neurotrophin Receptor TrkB and Her2 in Breast Cancer Cells Facilitates Brain Metastasis Cecilia Choy, Josh Neman, Matthew Duenas, Hubert Li, Nagarajan Vaidehi, Rahul Jandial Metastases are responsible for 90% of all cancer deaths, and patients diagnosed with brain metastasis have a dismal 20% probability of one-year survival.
March Grad Student Forum: Jenny Wang
March 21, 2014 | Jenny Wang
Successful breast cancer treatment is often hindered by chemoresistance, metastasis, and tumor recurrence. The existence of a small population of cells, called cancer stem cells, is thought to contribute to these complications.
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.
Doing the Unexpected!
January 28, 2013 | Kate Sleeth
I want to share with you the activity we ended the summer with — a flash mob! Over the summer, while planning the “back to school” event, the librarians in City of Hope’s Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library asked if we would be able to do something fun and unexpected to bring exposure to the library, and potentially make it a cooler place.
Happy Holidays from City of Hope!
December 24, 2012 | Monica Polewski
Members of City of Hope's Postdoctoral Association, Graduate Student Organization and Human Resources Immigration Services got together to wish everyone Happy Holidays. Click here to see the special video of us singing and dancing to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You".
How It Came to Be: My Journey to Find a Leading-Edge Lecturer
September 17, 2012 | Karineh Petrossian
I do not think anyone who goes to an international conference thinks about seeking out potential lecturers for their graduate school; however, this was how I found my guest lecturer. I met Sara Sukumar, Ph.
A Day with Virginia Zakian, Ph.D.
May 11, 2012 | Lauren Liddell
We graduate students at City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences have a unique opportunity that sets us apart from students at other schools. This exclusive opportunity is known among students as “the LEL,” something those outside the graduate student realm might recognize as the Leading Edge Lecture series.
A Leading-Edge Lecture Journey with Dr. James Ford
April 25, 2012 | Caroline C. Richard Clark
I invited James Ford, M.D., from Stanford University School of Medicine, to present a Leading-Edge Lecture (LEL) for two main reasons: First, Dr. Ford's research fits with my career interests and the work performed at our institution comprising translational and clinical research; second, we both share an interest in the potential use of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) as therapy.