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Elena Shelepak Gets In-Depth Look at Forensics Career through New UK Program

Early in her undergraduate years of college, Elena Shelepak had several career paths in mind. She was good at biology and curious about genetics. During freshman year, she took a few psychology courses....

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Posted - Apr 29Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Aria Byrd on a Successful Defense!

Congratulations to Dr. Aria Byrd on the successful defense of her PhD thesis on April 27th! We would also like to thank and congratulate her mentor, Dr. Christine Brainson, and her other committee members: Drs...

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Posted - Apr 27Read More

College of Medicine’s New Professional Master’s Degree Trains Students for Wide Job Market in Forensics

Housed in the UK College of Medicine Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is a new professional master’s degree program that is the only one of its kind in the state of Kentucky, and the fifth of its...

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Posted - Mar 16Read More

Markey Study Examines Kentucky’s Lung Cancer Disparities

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2022) — A recent University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study gives more insight into how lung cancer differs in Kentucky compared to other U.S. populations.Kentucky leads the...

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Posted - Feb 17Read More

Stuckert Career Center Accepting Nominations for UK Intern and Employer of the Year Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2022) – The University of Kentucky Stuckert Career Center, housed in the Office for Student Success, is currently accepting nominations for UK Intern of the Year and UK Employer of the...

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'UK at the Half': Learn About Markey's SHE in Oncology Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17. 2021) — For this "UK at the Half,"  Nathan Vanderford, Ph.D., assistant professor of toxicology and cancer biology in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and current UK...

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Posted - Nov 17Read More

College of Medicine Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts with Prestigious Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest...

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Posted - Oct 18Read More

Markey Study Shows Nutrient-Regulated Hormone Alters Stem Cell Function

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2021) — A new study from the lab of University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Director Mark Evers, M.D., demonstrates the critical role of the hormone neurotensin in cell proliferation and...

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Posted - Oct 6Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Martina Lin!

Congratulations to Dr. Martina Lin on successfully defending her PhD thesis this morning! We would also like to thank her mentor, Dr. Chengfeng Yang, and all of the other committee members.

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Posted - Jul 30Read More

Congratulations to our students on passing their qualifying exam!

The Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology would like to congratulate all of our students that recently passed their qualifying exams! From left to right: Caitlin Miller (Mentor: Dr. Luksana Chaiswing)...

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Posted - Jul 19Read More

Congratulations to Dr. James Drury!

The department would like to congratulate Dr. James Drury on his successful defense on his PhD dissertation this morning. We would also like to congratulate his mentor, Dr. Kate Zaytseva, and his committee...

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Posted - Jul 8Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Huan Jin!

The department would like to congratulation Dr. Huan Jin, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation this morning. We would also like to congratulate her mentor, Dr. Hunter Moseley, and her committee...

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Posted - Jul 8Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Fan Chen!

We are pleased to announce the graduation of Fan Chen, PhD. Congratulations to Dr. Chen and his mentor, Dr. Christine Brainson!

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Posted - May 19Read More

2021 Markey Women Strong Distinguished Researcher Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Luksana Chaiswing, who has been awarded the 2021 Markey Women Strong Distinguished Researcher Grant. The researchers, as chosen by the UK Markey Cancer Foundation’s Markey Women Strong...

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Posted - May 18Read More

Yulan Sun's Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipients Selected

Congratulations to Fan Chen (Mentor: Dr. Christine Brainson) and James Drury (Mentor: Dr. Yekaterina Zaytseva) on being selected as recipients of Yulan Sun's Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student Award. The...

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Posted - May 17Read More

Congratulations to Drs. Luksana Chaiswing and Yekaterina Zaytseva

Congratulations to Drs. Luksana Chaiswing and Yekaterina Zaytseva on their new R01s! PI: Dr. Luksana Chaiswing Title: Targeting Mitochondrial Redox Capacity to Overcome Cancer Subtype that Regrowth After...

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Posted - May 17Read More