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Hello everyone! So something cool that Meghan and I were recently tasked with was starring in a movie! By publishing through JOVE, we were filmed performing the different methods and procedures we used to xenograft primary patient samples into zebrafish…

Min attended ASH, the American Society of Hematology annual meeting, which is the major hematology meeting each year that thousands of clinicians and scientists attend. Min presented a poster on the role of PRL-3 in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia onset and…

Caroline and I were so excited to attend Kristin’s wedding at her hometown in Edmonton KY this weekend! She looked really pretty and she and Michael were both smiling non-stop the entire time. Her mom was really cute, and excited to…

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Meghan and Henry have starred in a JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) video article explaining how the lab transplants human cancer cells into zebrafish and uses them for high-throughput drug screening. The benefit of this xenograft model is that we…

The lab’s first research manuscript is out! Min’s research defined the oncogenic role of PRL-3 phosphatase in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), which is a very progressive pediatric cancer and lacks targeted therapies. Our findings show that PRL-3 promotes T-ALL…

The first research paper from the lab has been published! This project was done by our high schooler (who is now killing it at Harvard) Shea Hausman, in collaboration with Chunming Liu’s and Dave Watt’s groups at UK. They made…