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.

Congratulations to Jazmyne Jackson Barney

Posted: 10/9/2017
Congratulations to Jazmyne Jackson Barney on successfully passing her doctoral qualifying exam today. Congratulations Jazmyne! Congratulations to her mentors Dr. Hennig and Dr. Morris and her committee members for guiding her through this important milestone.

Congratulations to Christina Wicker

Posted: 10/9/2017
Congratulations to Christina Wicker who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation this week. Congratulations Dr. Wicker! And congratulations to Dr. Izumi for his excellent mentorship and Christina’s committee members for their guidance through her training.

UK Researchers Seek to Identify Ways to Relieve Post-Chemotherapy

Posted: 9/29/2017
Of the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, a significant number experience a serious side effect called chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). While easily recognized, little is known about the etiology of this condition, also known informally as “chemo brain.” CICI can significantly reduce patients’ quality of life with serious, even devastating, symptoms such as memory lapses, difficulty concentrating, negative impacts on multitasking, confusion and fatigue.Three University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers are tackling this problem head-on, serving as principal investigators on a new $2.3 million grant awarded by the National... FULL STORY
Tags: Research, Markey Cancer Center

New Book by UK Faculty Member Guides STEM Students in Career Planning

Posted: 6/2/2017
A new book co-written by Nathan Vanderford, University of Kentucky assistant professor in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, guides STEM graduate and postdoctoral students in their career planning by evaluating goals and finding the steps to be taken to achieve them.In ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists, authors Nathan L. Vanderford, Teresa M. Evans and Natalie Lundsteen help students with their career planning practices, particularly in the sciences. This step-by-step guide provides global perspectives and strategies on seeking career opportunities.“The overall goal of the book is to provide graduate trainees with the knowledge they... FULL STORY
Tags: Research