Josh became a dissertator, Parth and Zach joined the lab
Josh passed the preliminary exam and became a dissertator working on ovarian and colorectal cancer projects. Congratulations! Parth will officially be a joint PhD student co-supervised by Christina Kendziorski for his BDS PhD projects. Zach …December 1, 2022
Anqi joins the lab for her PhD study
Anqi Gao officially joined the lab after her summer rotation from the MSTP program. She finished her 3rd year at medical school and will join the CMP graduate program as a Ph.D. student. Anqi will …July 12, 2022
New students joining the lab this summer
New faces joining the lab this summer Alicia Tee (UW CS student) joined as a 2022 Summer LASER undergraduate scholar, working on making R Shiny apps to visualize scRNA-Seq data. Rishil Mehta (UW MD student) …June 30, 2022
Lab conference presentations – Spring 2022
Congratulations on the lab presentations in Spring 2022. Athena won the 2022 AACR Scholar-in-training award to present at the annual AACR meeting in New Orleans, LA in April 2022. Josh won the 2022 AAI Trainee …May 23, 2022
Lab personnel update – Spring 2022
Aisha left for a Study Director position in Covance. She will lead the preclinical study there. Congrats and Best wishes for the new job! Wanyi Guo and Xindi Tang joined the lab as undergraduate researchers …February 12, 2022
Malavika joins lab as a URS scholar
Malavika joins the lab from the Undergraduate Research Scholar program this Fall semester. She will work on computational methods to analyze spatial transcriptome data.September 24, 2021
Athena joins the lab for a PhD study!
Athena Golfinos officially joined the lab after her summer rotation from the CMP program. Athena will lead our effort to study Head and Neck cancer immunology using scRNA-Seq and bioinformatics approaches. Welcome Athena!August 1, 2021
Aisha joined the lab as a postdoc! Welcome!
Dr. Aisha Mergaert, a newly graduate from Dr. Miriam Shelef lab at the UW CMP program, joined us since June 01, 2021 to lead our effort in studying myeloid heterogeneity in cancer using high-dimensional flow …June 1, 2021
Incoming summer students are joining the lab!
This summer, we will welcome talented students joining the lab. Daniela Mejía, a PhD from BMI BioData Science (BDS), joined us this summer for a rotation project. She will be working on analyzing single-cell RNA-Seq …May 21, 2021
Graduate student joined the lab!
Josh Brand joined us from the Cellular & Molecular Pathology program as the first graduate student in the lab. Welcome and looking forward to a fun ride. Parth Khatri joined us as an hourly master …January 30, 2021
Students join the lab for rotation and independent study.
Joshua Brand joins us for a rotation from the Cellular and Molecular Pathology graduate program and will work on analyzing CITE-Seq and scRNA-Seq of immune cells. Parth Khatri joins us for an independent study project …September 7, 2020
The Dinh lab will be opening our door from August 2020. We are located at the 7th floor WI Institutes for Medical Research building.July 31, 2020
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Collaborative AAI 2023 Intersect Fellowship for Computational Scientists and Immunologists awarded
Our collaborative project led by Yiran Hou, a postdoc in Anna Huttenlocher’s lab, has been funded. AAI Intersect Fellowship is designed to get a wet/dry lab postdoc to work in the interface of both fields …March 18, 2023
Skin Diseases Research Center pilot project awarded
We are excited to be awarded a pilot grant to study the roles of neutrophil heterogeneity in burn injury at the Skin Diseases Research Center at the University of Wisconsin (UWSDRC).March 16, 2023
Wisconsin Immunomodulatory Targeted Radionuclide Therapy (ITRT) Program pilot project awarded
We are awarded to study the roles of neutrophils in immunomodulatory targeted radionuclide therapy from the Wisconsin ITRT Program Project Grant in Head and Neck cancer. We are excited to join the community of Multi-disciplinary …July 25, 2022
Josh was awarded a CMP T32 fellowship
Josh was selected to be an NIH Trainee in the Cellular and Molecular Training Program for the school year of 2022-2023! Congrats! Thanks to the support from the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of …June 10, 2022
Our joint paper with the Lambert lab defining the role of K17 and immune landscapes of head and neck cancer immunotherapy published in Clinical Cancer Research
Together with Paul Lambert’s lab, we identified the roles of K17 contribution in HNC immunotherapy and the immune landscape switch from “cold tumors” to “hot tumors” using scRNA-Seq. The work was led by Wei Wang …May 27, 2022
Our collaborative paper in scRNA-Seq of EBV lines published in PLoS Pathogens
Our collaborative work with Shannon Kenney’s lab used scRNA-Seq to identify the roles of IRF4 in type 2 EBV lytic induction was out in PloS Pathogens. Josh is the 2nd author leading the scRNA-Seq analysis. …May 1, 2022
Our scRNA-Seq analysis of esophageal cancers is published in Nature Communications
In collaboration with Dr. Dechen Lin’s lab at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and scientists from the Shantou University Medical College, we used scRNA-Seq to characterize the tumor microenvironment of esophageal squamous carcinoma and identified CST1+ …December 28, 2021
Our collaborative paper, quantifying iso-form expression for scRNA-Seq, out in Bioinformatics!
We contributed as a co-author to the publication of the Scasa method, developed by Trung Nghia Vu group at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the first method to estimate isoform-level expression for 10X single-cell RNA-Seq.December 6, 2021
Athena and Josh won the travel awards
Athena will go to AACR 2022 to present her work on head and neck cancer myeloid cells. Josh will go to AAI 2022 to present his work on fallopian tube immune cells. Both got travel …October 24, 2021
UWCCC Transdisciplinary Cancer Immunology-Immunotherapy Pilot Project awarded
We are awarded a pilot grant to search for a biomarker for the response to immunotherapy in combination with radiation in liver metastatic colorectal cancer patients, together with Dr. Dusty Deming. The award is based …October 12, 2021
Aisha was awarded CIBM fellowship!
Aisha’s application was awarded for a CIBM Postdoctoral fellowship from the NLM training grant to the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) Training Program at UW-Madison. She will study isoform expression and cell-cell …September 1, 2021
Pilot grant to study neutrophils in pancreatic cancer was awarded.
Our pilot grant to study neutrophil heterogeneity in pancreatic cancer together with Dr. Dusty Deming from UWCCC. We are excited to contribute in advance a less traveled road in studying this lethal disease.August 7, 2021
Our fallopian tube epithelial scRNA-Seq paper is out in Cell Reports
Single-cell transcriptomics create a cellular atlas for benign fallopian tubes A secretory-intermediate-ciliated path is projected for epithelial differentiation PAX8, SOX17, and RUNX3 potentially drive fallopian epithelial differentiation ‘‘Early secretory’’ epithelial cells are likely precursors for …April 21, 2021
ACS IRG pilot grant awarded.
We are awarded a pilot grant from Spring 2021 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Award competition at University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC). We will study monocyte and neutrophil heterogeneity in Multiple …March 26, 2021
Our human neutrophil progenitor paper published in Immunity!August 18, 2020
Wisconsin HNC SPORE CEP Grant awarded!
We are awarded a Wisconsin Head and Neck Cancer SPORE Grant Career Enhancement Program pilot grant to study myeloid cells in head and neck cancer in human and preclinical murine models. We are excited to …August 2, 2020
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