Lab News

May 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Shira Glushakow-Smith for defending her thesis!

April 2023

We have a new publication!

Virginia Folgado Marco, Kristina Ames, Jacky Chuen, Kira Gritsman & Nicholas Baker, Haploinsufficiency of the essential gene RpS12 causes defects in erythropoiesis and hematopoietic stem cell maintenance, BioRxiv 2021, doi: (preprint); eLife (in press)

March 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Gurska, who won the Julius Marmur Award for outstanding graduate student research! 

Check out this video that celebrates Lindsay's PhD journey:

February 2023

We have a new publication!

Kristina Ames, Imit Kaur, Yang Shi, Meng Tong, Taneisha Sinclair, Shayda Hemmati, Shira G. Glushakow-Smith, Ellen Tein,  Lindsay Gurska, Robert Dubin, Jidong Shan, Kith Pradhan, Amit Verma, Cristina Montagna, and Kira Gritsman, Deletion of PI3-Kinase Promotes Myelodysplasia Through Dysregulation of Autophagy in Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Sci Adv. 2023 Feb 22;9(8):eade8222. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.ade8222. Epub 2023 Feb 22. PMID: 36812307

December 2022

We have a new publication! 

Gurska, L.M., Okabe, R., Schurer, A., Tong, M.M., Soto, M., Choi, D., Ames, K., Glushakow-Smith, S., Montoya, A., Tein, E., Miles, L.A., Cheng, H., Hankey-Giblin, P., Levine, R.L., Goel, S., Halmos, B., and Gritsman, K. Crizotinib has Preclinical Efficacy in Philadelphia-negative Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Clinical Cancer Research 2022 Dec 20:CCR-22-1763. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-22-1763. PMID: 36537918

October 2022

Welcome to our new postdoctoral fellow Dr. Laxmi Swetha Karanam!

September 2022

Welcome to our new PhD student Mark Soto!

July 2022

We just received a new R01 grant from NIH/NIDDK to study the roles of PI3 kinase in myelodysplastic syndrome!

July 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Gurska on her successful thesis defense! So proud of our first PhD graduate from the lab!

April 2022

Welcome to our new lab manager Yuxuan Wang!

October 2021 

Welcome to our new MSTP students Alexandra Schurer, Kemi Akinnola, and Daniel Borger!

June, 2020

Welcome to our new lab manager Allison Montoya!

January, 2020

Congrats to Lindsay Gurska on her individual F31 graduate fellowship funded by NCI!

July, 2019

Welcome to our new PhD student Shira Glushakow-Smith!

August, 2019

Congrats to Kristina Ames for getting her individual F32 postdoctoral fellowship funded by NHLBI!

June 6, 2016  

Welcome to our new lab manager, Meng Tong!

April 1, 2016 

We received 5 years of funding from the NIH/NCI to fund our work on PI3 kinase signaling in myeloid leukemia and hematopoietic stem cells!