Student Presentations
Emalie Clement

Clement E., Law, H, Woods N. The Influence of Chronic Alcohol Exposure in PDAC Subtype Development. (2020) GI/Pancreas/NET/Liver Cancer SPORE Workshop, Virtual. 

Clement E., Law, H, Woods N. A Pancreatic Ductal Adinocarcinoma (PDAC) tumormicroenvironment incorporated classification scheme based on rapid autopsy tissue proteomics. (2019) UNMC Cancer Research Doctoral Program Open House, Omaha, NE.

Danielle Frodyma

Frodyma, D.E. Characterizing the critical role of metabolic and redox homeostasis in RAS-driven colorectal cancer. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. Presentation

Frodyma, D.E. Aberrant transcription of PCK2 by PGC1𝛽 defends colorectal cancer cells against glucose deprevation. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. Presentation

Tyler Herek Herek TA, Bouska A, Lone WG, Heavican TB, Amador C, Sharma S, d’Amore F, Chan W.C., Iqbal J. DNMT3A mutations identify a prognostic subgroup in peripheral T-cell lymphoma. 2020. Oral abstract, 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.
Dianna Huisman

Huisman, DH, Frodyma, DE, Fisher, KW, Lewis, RE 2019. Unique Vulnerabilities in Small-cell Lung Carcinoma. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. Poster Presentation 

Huisman, DH, Frodyma, DE, Fisher, KW, Lewis, RE 2020. KSR2 is Required for Self-Renewal of SCLC Tumor Propagating Cells. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. Oral Presentation 

Huisman, DH, Frodyma, DE, Fisher, KW, Lewis, RE. 2020.KSR2 Mediates SCLC Tumor Propagating Cell Self-Renewal. Cell Signaling in Cancer Conference: From Mechanisms to Therapy. Poster Presentation 

Marissa Lobl

Lobl MB, Clarey D, Schmidt C, Wysong A. A systematic review and meta-analysis provide insight into genes mutated in metastatic SCC.  Oral research presentation at the Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting (ITSCC), in May 2020 (via Zoom due to COVID-19). 

Lobl MB, Grinnell M, Phillips A, Higgins S, Ahadiat O, Mott J, Wysong A. Immunohistochemistry as a diagnostic and risk stratification tool in the management of Actinic Keratosis, Keratoacanthoma, and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review of the Literature.Oral research presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, March 2019.   

Lobl MB, Grinnell M, Higgins S, Yost K, Grimes P, Wysong A. Representation of Women as Editors in Dermatology Journals: A Comprehensive Review.  Oral research presentation at the Women’s Dermatologic Society Forum in Dallas, TX, Feb 2019.

Lobl MB, Higgins S, Sutton A, Trowbridge R, Mott JL, Wysong A. Genetic alterations in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma arising in immunocompromised patients: a review of the current literature.  Poster Presentation at the Society of Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL in May 2019. 

Lobl MB, Santos C, Higgins S, Wysong A. Surgically-based treatments and associated outcomes of acral lentiginous melanoma: A systematic review. Poster Presentation at the American Physician Scientist Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL in April 2019. 

Ethan Metz 

Metz EP, Wilder PJ, Wuebben EL, Rizzino A. Elevating SOX2 in multiple cancers activates a conserved signaling mechanism to induce growth inhibition. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, April 2019. Awarded 2nd Place Oral Presentation.

Metz EP, Wilder PJ, Coulter D, Rizzino A. Elevating SOX2 reversibly inhibits medulloblastoma proliferation. Omaha Children’s Pediatric Research Forum, May 2019.

Metz EP, Wilder PJ, Coulter D, Rizzino A. Elevating SOX2 reversibly inhibits medulloblastoma proliferation. UNMC Pediatric Cancer Research Group Symposium, August 2019.

Metz EP, Wilder PJ, Rizzino A. Elevating SOX2 downregulates MYC and inhibits the tumor growth of multiple cancer types. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, February 2020.

Metz EP, Wuebben EL, Wilder PJ, Rizzino A. SOX2 elevation downregulates a broad spectrum of cell cycle machinery and induces a reversible state of tumor growth arrest. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, June 2020.

Metz EP, Wilder PJ, Coulter D, Rizzino A. A SOX2-MYC signaling-axis that governs medulloblastoma proliferation and quiescence. UNMC Pediatric Cancer Research Group Symposium, August 2020.

Madeline Olson 

Olson, MT. Short Axis Cardiac Strain in a Proposed Non-human Primate Model of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. (August 2020). Oral Presentation. Merck Intern Summer Research Symposium.   

Olson, MT. Development of a MUC16 Targeted Antibody Probe for Intraoperative Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer. (June, 2020). Oral Presentation. Selected for the International Student Research Forum, Vancouver, BC. (Cancelled due to COVID-19). 

Olson, MT. Development of a MUC16 Targeted Antibody Probe for Intraoperative Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer. (October 2019). Oral Presentation. World Molecular Imaging Conference, Montréal Quebec. 

Chaitra Rao 

Rao C, Frodyma DE, Southekal S, Guda B, Kurt KW, Lewis, RE. Profiling oncogenic translation in colon cancer. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Creighton University, Omaha, April 2019.

Rao C, Frodyma DE, Zhou W, Svoboda RA, Luo X, Fisher KW, Lewis, RE. KSR1 disruption sensitizes Ras-driven cancers to MAPK and mTOR inhibition. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Creighton University, Omaha, February 2020. 

Rao C, Frodyma DE, Southekal S, Svaboda RA, Guda C, Fisher KW,  Lewis,RE. Translational Control of EMT in Ras-driven colon cancers. Selected Short TalkFASEB Cell Signaling in Cancer: from Mechanisms to Therapy, Virtual Conference, September 2020 

Heidi Viera   Vieira H, Rao C, Black AR, Southekal S, Mizutani T,  Guda B, Clevers H, Black JD, Lewis RE. KSR1-Dependent Modulation of the Translational Landscape in Ras-driven Colorectal Cancer. Abstract and Poster presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, June 22-24, 2020.