St. Clair Selected 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Posted: 7/26/2018
(SfRBM) July 15, 2018 - SfRBM's Senior Awards Committee has announced that the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award is Daret St. Clair, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky.Dr. St. Clair's career is marked by her seminal work on the role of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) in cancer development and therapy. Her research has resolved long-debated questions about MnSOD expression in cancer and has demonstrated that the presence of MnSOD inversely regulates the induction and progression of cancer. Dr. St. Clair's investigations of the mechanisms mediating the unique role of MnSOD are fundamental contributions to the recognition that cancer cells are under... FULL STORY

Congratulations to our faculty on their advancement

Posted: 7/3/2018
The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is proud to announce the promotion of Dr. Zhou Zhang to full Professor and Dr. Qiou Wei to Associate Professor with Tenure. Congratulations on your advancement and continued success!

Chontida Yarana successfully defends her Ph.D. dissertation

Posted: 7/3/2018
We are pleased to congratulate Chontida Yarana who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Yarana and congratulations to Dr. Daret St Clair for her excellent mentorship and the committee members for their guidance throughout Chontida’s training.

Stephanie Bryant awarded COM Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Research

Posted: 7/3/2018
Congratulations to Stephanie Bryant on being awarded the new College of Medicine Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Research! Stephanie was one of six awardees for the upcoming academic year.

Dustin Carroll successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation

Posted: 7/3/2018
We are pleased to congratulate Dustin Carroll who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations to Dr. Carroll and Dr. Daret St Clair for her excellent mentorship and the committee members for their guidance throughout Dustin’s training.

Congratulations to James Sledziona

Posted: 5/21/2018
Congratulations to James Sledziona who successfully defended his Ph.D. Congratulations, Dr. Vivek Rangnekar for his excellent mentorship and guidance throughout his training.

Training Kentucky's Next Generation of Cancer Fighters

Posted: 3/5/2018
For Carrigan Wasilchenko – and so many others hailing from Eastern Kentucky – cancer is not just a public health issue. It's also a problem that hits far too close to home. "I don't think I know one person who doesn't know someone who's been affected by cancer in some way," said Wasilchenko, whose mother and grandmother both had cancer. "It's very personal."Kentucky has the unfortunate distinction of being ranked first in the nation in overall cancer incidence and mortality, with the greatest disparity falling in the Appalachian region of the state. Additionally, the region faces other issues compounding the problem, including lower education rates and a lower... FULL STORY

Welcome David Kirk, MPH, MBA

Posted: 2/12/2018
We welcome David Kirk to the department as an Administrative Staff Officer. He received a Master of Public Health from The University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University. Prior to joining us, he worked as a Research Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration at the University of Kentucky. He also has prior research administration experience at Michigan State University in the Department of Agricultural, Food, & Resource Economics and the College of Nursing. Please stop by Room 306 to welcome David to our team!

Toxicology and Cancer Biology Holiday Party

Posted: 12/17/2017
The 2017 departmental holiday party was held on Monday, December 11th.  Photos from this event can be viewed here.

Graduation Reception Held for Lu Dai and Christina Wicker

Posted: 12/17/2017
Congratulations to Lu Dai and Christina Wicker who successfully defended their Ph.D. Congratulations to both! A Graduation Reception was held on Friday, December 15th in their honor!

Congratulations to Lu Dai

Posted: 11/29/2017
Congratulations to Lu Dai who successfully defended her Ph.D. Congratulations Dr. Dai! And congratulations to Dr. Gang Chen for his excellent mentorship and Lu’s committee members for their guidance through her training.

Congratulations to Diane Begemann

Posted: 10/9/2017
Congratulations to Diane Begemann on successfully passing her doctoral qualifying exam today. Congratulations Diane! Congratulations to her mentor Dr. Natasha Kyprianou and her committee members for guiding her through this important milestone.