Masaru Takabatake, PhD (a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan) gave a talk at UW Medicine South Lake Union: "Radiation-induced mammary carcinogenesis."
Lavanya Samraj (a master's student in oral biology) defended her Master's Thesis entitled "Molecular mechanisms of DNA replication across UV-induced DNA lesions and novel approaches to suppress UV mutagenesis."
Dr. Nghiem's Laboratory hosted the 2017 Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) Dinner Meeting for patients and families. Over 260 patients, family members, clinicians, scientists, and trainees gathered. Masaoki and Daiki presented posters at the Meeting.
Jihoon Lee (a first-year medical student at the University of Washington) successfully completed a full-time, 10-week summer research project on epigenome editing as the Medical Student Research Training Program (MSRTP).
Eddie Chiou (a second-year medical student at the University of Washington) conducted cell culture experiments to elucidate the molecular basis of UV-induced lupus in the laboratories of Drs. Elkon and Kawasumi.