It was bitter sweet saying good bye to my first student. Louis had a great 8 months in the lab and accomplished a ton in that time. Thanks Louis! But I am excited that Diya and Bea are sticking around for a little while longer to keep up all their hard work in the lab. I also remembered to get a picture at our good bye lunch for Louis so I now have proof that my lab exists.
I had a great time at the SCLC Young Investigators Forum Aug 1-3 in New Orleans. It was a great privilege to be selected to speak about our work on YAP/TEAD in SCLC at this fantastic meeting and to meet everyone involved. It was also really exciting to win the 2nd runner up prize at this highly-competitive meeting. Thanks to the organizers and sponsors!
We received funding from the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation to support our work on the YAP/TEAD pathway in small cell neuroendocrine cancers. Thanks CCMF for your support!!
We're really happy to have Diya Ukani join the lab as a summer co-op student and Bea Ricarte join as a Honors student. The benches are starting to get full now!
Welcome Diya & Bea!!
The Pearson lab is excited to welcome our first ever student, Louis Dela Pena. Louis is joining us as a co-op student for the next few months working on the YAP-TEAD pathway in small cell lung cancer.
We were recently interviewed by The Scientist regarding our CVOID-19 and cancer work and the experience switching from studying cancer to COVID-19 during the pandemic. The interview is now online and you can read it here.
The Pearson lab is officially up and running (sort of) at the CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute! We're recruiting undergraduates, grad students and postdocs interested in better understanding the molecular basis of cancer and identifying new cancer therapeutics.