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06/2024| Welcome our summer undergraduate CRSP research student, Owen Stephens!  Owen is from Northern Kentucky and is currently attending Purdue University

05/2024| UC Pancreas Research Team attending and presenting at the 2024 PancMidwest Symposium at the University of Chicago

Photo of UC Pancreas Team
Photo of MF poster presentation

04/2024| Wasylishen & Waters Lab members at the 2024 Cincinnati PanCAN Purple Stride

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Photo of PanCan Purple Stride 2024

04/2024| Attending and presenting at the UCCC Cancer Research Retreat

Photo of 2024 UCCC Retreat Poster Talk

04/2024| Makenzie presenting a Work-In-Progress talk

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04/2024| Our undergrad student, Nina, presenting her Senior Capstone Poster Presentation

Photo of Nina 2024 senior capstone

04/2024| We have been awarded our first R01 grant from the NIDDK! (Histone chaperones and cell state regulations)

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Wasylishen!

01/2024| Welcome our new Graduate Student, Sam Zumwalde!  Sam is a 1st year student in the Cancer & Cell Biology PhD Program.

12/2023| Wasylishen & Waters Lab members holiday celebration & secret Santa gift exchange


10/2023| Congratulations to Nina on her 3rd place poster at the Ohio Physiological Society Conference held at the University of Toledo!

Nina standing next to poster

09/2023|  Wasylishen & Waters Lab members celebrated summer at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game.

Group at Reds Game

09/2023| Welcome our new rotation student, Joe Ungvary!  Joe is a 1st year Cancer & Cell Biology PhD Program.

09/2023| The Cancer & Cell Biology Program raised funds and awareness for Ride Cincinnati.

08/2023| Celebrating our new R56 Grant from the NIDDK (Histone chaperones and cell state regulation; R56 DK136632) and our recent publication in Cell Death & Disease!

People at Celebration Dinner

07/2023| Maanas presented his summer research in lab meeting and a poster symposium to cap off his CRSP summer research experience.


06/2023| UC pancreatic cancer research labs (Patra, Wasylishen & Waters) at the Reds baseball game for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Night.

Reds Game

05/2023|Welcome our summer undergraduate CRSP research student, Maanas Shah! Maanas is from Austin, TX and is currently attending Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Maanas Shah

04/2023| Wasylishen and Waters Lab members take part in PanCan Purple Stride.


04/2023| Welcome our Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Akinjide Akinnuga! Dr. Akinnuga was previously a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Dept. Endocrinology and Metabolism at Cross River University of Technology in Nigeria.


03/2023| Welcome our new Graduate Student, Makenzie Fourman! Makenzie is a 4th year student in the Cancer & Cell Biology PhD Program.

12/2022| Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! The lab took part in an Escape Room. Thankfully, we were able to escape and enjoy dinner.

4 people in escape room

11/2022| We have been awarded a Steven Goldman Memorial Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant as part of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center Pilot Project Award Program. This award will support our studies to understand novel tumour suppressor mechanisms in the exocrine pancreas.

10/2022| Welcome our Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Sajad Wani! Dr. Wani was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Campbell Lab at The Ohio State University.

09/2022| Amanda's Postdoc mentor Dr. Gigi Lozano visits UC to deliver a talk on 'Wild type and mutant p53 functions."

News Presentation
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08/2022| Welcome our new rotation student, Shreya Shyamsunder! Shreya is in the Cancer & Cell Biology Master's Program.

Researcher at microscope

05/2022| Welcome our new undergraduate student, Nina Lazic! Nina is in the Medical Sciences Program at the University of Cincinnati.

04/2022| Sudar presenting a research poster at the 3rd Annual Medical Sciences Poster Fair.

News poster

02/2022| Welcome to our new Undergraduate Student, Sudar Addepalli! Sudar is in the Medical Sciences Program at the University of Cincinnati and will be completing his Biomedical Research capstone in our lab.

News Team 3

02/2022| We have received our first grant! A K22 from the National Cancer Institute to continue our studies on the DAXX/ATRX/H3.3 tumor suppressor axis.

01/2022 | Happy New Year! We are set up and ready to do experiments.

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10/2021 | Welcome our Senior Research Assistant, Patrick Krause! Patrick was previously a Research Assistant in the Lozano Lab at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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09/2021 | The Wasylishen Lab has officially opened its doors

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Department of
Cancer Biology

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670521
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0521

Mail Location: 0521
Phone: 513-558-5323
Fax: 513-558-1190