The Grabowska Lab
The Grabowska Lab



August 4-9, 2019

I will attend the Hormone-Dependent Cancers Gordon Research Conference in Sunday River, Maine and share some of our exciting new data during the poster session! This is my second time at this conference, and I am very much looking forward to catching up with some old friends and ironing out new grant ideas. 


July 20, 2019

Happy to announce that I will be this year’s Society of Basic Urologic Research liaison to the American Urological Association’s Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC in March 2020. I am thrilled to be part of this event and am looking forward to advocating for urology research funding. I hope that if you are involved in urology research, you will consider joining the summit! 


July 15, 2019

Summer is halfway done and the lab is in full swing! We have a paper under review, first drafts being written, figures being finalized, and exciting experiments ongoing. We hope that the end of summer will bring us another pre-print and five submitted abstracts for this year’s Society of Basic Urologic Research meeting in November. So far, so good!  


June 27, 2019

BIG NEWS! Our first paper has been deposited into the pre-print server bioRxiv. 


"Nuclear factor I/B increases in prostate cancer to support androgen receptor activation"


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 20, 2019

Congratulations to postdoc Jagpreet who has been invited to attend the AUA Early Career Investigator Workshop in October!


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

Good luck to Sarah as she submits her first internal grant application for a spot on the T32 Pharmacology training grant! 


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 15, 2019

Good luck to Jagpreet, who submitted his AUA Early Career Investigator Workshop application today! This is an amazing opportunity to learn about grants, grant writing, and meet some leaders of urologic research. Fingers crossed he is chosen to participate! 


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! 


December 17, 2018

Big news! BSTP rotation student Sarah has decided to join the lab. Welcome aboard!



December 14, 2018

End of the year lab celebration!


The lab (Jagpreet, Petra, Sarah, Wisam, and I) went out dinner to celebrate the end of the year. I am grateful for all of their hard work this year. In typical fashion, we failed to photodocument the occasion. 



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!


November 12, 2018

Sarah Kohrt, a gradaute student from the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) joined us for her final rotation. Welcome Sarah! 

October 26, 2018

Big (belated) news! Our lab is growing! Petra Popovics, PhD is joining the team in mid-November. 

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. 

August 8-9, 2018

Back to Hershey! This time, a visit with the Urology Department and catching up with Dave DeGraff (a fellow Matusik lab PD alumni). Another great opportunity to swap some data on prostate and bladder cancer. 


July 8, 2018

It's a busy time in the Grabowska lab! Jagpreet Nanda, a postdoctoral fellow, started July 1st. We also have two high school summer students volunteering in July. The lab is buzzing with activity. 

June 4, 2018

Our first R01 has been submitted! Fingers crossed for good reviews! 

May 17-21, 2018

American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA


I always enjoy seeing my clinical and basic collaborators, mentors, and friends at this meeting. The joint morning session between the SUO/SBUR was, as always, stellar. 

April 27, 2018

Wisam and I participated in CWRU’s DNA Day for the second year! We talked about DNA and extracted DNA from strawberries with 11th graders at James Ford Rhodes High School. We were joined by Luke Bury, a postdoctoral fellow from the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at CWRU. 

April 14-18, 2018

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL


This was the first time attending the conference for me. I have never seen so much cancer research in one place. 

February 27, 2018

I was thrilled to visit Penn State Hershey, meet up with fellow new PI Katherine Aird and her amazing colleagues, and present some of our new data to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 


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. 

November 1, 2017

Happy birthday Grabowska lab! It’s amazing what a difference a year makes. The lab set-up is now complete and we are hard at work generating data. 

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!

September 21-23, 2017

Early Career Investigator Workshop 2017, hosted by the American Urological Association.  


An amazing opportunity to meet fellow urology researchers, learn about the grant process (including what to avoid, courtesy of Dr. Peter Clark), and workshop our own grants.


August 21-26, 2017

Workshop on Techniques in Modeling Human Cancer at Jackson Labs, Bar Harbor, ME 


I was honored to teach the prostate cancer section of the workshop. I highly recommend this workshop to cancer biology trainees, as it offers a great balance of lectures and hands-on training. 

August 17-18, 2017

Back-to-back research seminars in Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio, presenting some of our data on developmental biology impacts on prostatic diseases like benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. Thank you for the invite Dr. Christina Ching!

August 6-11, 2017

Hormone Dependent Gordon Research Conference, Sunday River, Newry, ME


This was my first GRC, and I am already looking forward to the next one. I also presented our first lab poster! 

August 4, 2017

Frank the snail becomes the official Grabowska lab mascot and my office mate. 

June 19, 2017

The lab continues to grow. Jinlong joins the Grabowska lab as an undergraduate summer volunteer. He and this microscope will soon be very good friends. 

May 9-14, 2017

American Urological Association, Boston MA


It's always nice to catch up with my postdoc mentor, Bob Matusik (pictured), and (former) Vanderbilt crew. 

April 28, 2017

Wisam and I participated in our first CWRU DNA Day! We headed to Garrett Morgan High School to talk about DNA and extract strawberry DNA with the class. A wonderful opportunity to discuss science with high school students.  

April 14, 2017

First experiment in the Grabowska lab.

March 15, 2017

Welcome on board Wisam! It will be nice to have some help with all these boxes and the science.

November 1, 2016

First day of the Grabowska lab. Plenty of room for new equipment and people.


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