May 31, 2019
Today is Petra's last day! She has done a huge amount of work in the past six (six-and-a-half, she keeps reminding me) months. On Monday, she will be starting her position as a K12 Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Department of Urology. I am super grateful for all the hard work Petra has done while in my lab and very excited for this next step in her academic career. We have a couple more experiments to finish, but be on the lookout for a manuscript describing some of her work by fall!
May 3-6, 2019
Petra and I are attended the annual American Urological Association meeting in Chicago. It was wonderful to catch up with some old friends, make some new ones, and moderate some poster sessions.
MP06: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Basic Research & Pathophysiology (Friday 7-9AM, Petra)
MP68: Prostate Cancer: Basic Research & Pathophysiology II (Sunday, 3:30-5:30PM, me)
April 26, 2019
For the third year in a row, the Grabowska lab participated in DNA Day. Petra, Sarah, Wisam, and Jagpreet headed to a local middle school to teach some future scientists about DNA and perform a DNA extraction from strawberries. This is a wonderful community event, and I am glad the Department of Genetics and CWRU SOM continue to organize and support it!
April 17, 2019
Big news! After lots of hard work and furious grant writing, Petra has been awarded a K12 Scholar position through the UW-Madison Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program. This is a tremendous opportunity for Petra and I am so excited for her to continue to develop her own research program at one of the best places in the country for benign urology research.
April 12, 2019
Exciting news on the social media front! The American Urological Association has identified me as someone to follow on Twitter at our big spring meeting in Chicago. This is a wonderful opportunity to share some of the amazing basic science that will be presented at AUA19, and I am looking forward to reaching a broader urology audience this year. Follow #AUA19 and #SBURatAUA19 on Twitter for all the latest news and events at the meeting!
March 21, 2019
It has been a busy couple of weeks for Petra! First, she has been invited to speak at the 2019 O'Brien Center Spring Symposium, "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Fibrosis" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has also been awarded a travel award to attend the AUA Basic Science Symposium and present some of her work. Congratulations!
November 8-11, 2018
Society of Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA
Jagpreet and Wisam presented posters with some new data. The program was very interesting, and we had a great time hearing what is new in basic urologic research. Pictures for the website have been updated and we have plenty of new ideas to implement into our projects.
It is always wonderful to catch up with everyone too!
October 18-19, 2018
Great Lakes Nuclear Receptor Conference
I had a wonderful time attending the 8th GLNRC, hosted by the University Of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and presenting some new data. Always nice to hear about nuclear receptors and meet some trainees in the field. I highly recommend this meeting, as it is stellar.
November 9-12, 2017
Society of Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL
We had a busy conference! I presented some of our work on networks that control benign prostatic hyperplasia development during the Friday morning session, and Wisam presented a poster Friday night. Always lovely to catch up with old science friends and make new ones.
September 28, 2017
After a rocky submission process, we've submitted our first collaborative grant to the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program. Very excited about the new collaboration with Dr. Derek Taylor's group at CWRU. We will know the outcome sometime in January. Keeping our fingers crossed!