2016 Annual Report


  • New Lab Members:
    • New Lab Manager: Lihong Shi, MD
    • Residents: Alex Jinnah, MD (Orthopaedics) and Taylor Peak, MD (Urology)
    • Students: Stephanie Sanders (Ph.D. Rotation); Koran Harris (Undergraduate) and Danish Zaidi (Medical)
  • First Summer and Winter Outings
  • Dr. Kerr cross-appointed in Orthopaedic Surgery Department



  • Kerr, Bethany A.*, Xiaoxia Z. West*, Young-Woong Kim, Yongzhong Zhao, Miroslava Tischenko, Rebecca M. Cull, Timothy W. Phares, Xiao-Ding Peng, Jeremiah Bernier-Latmani, Tatiana V. Petrova, Ralf H. Adams, Nissim Hay, Sathyamangla V. Naga Prasad, and Tatiana V. Byzova.  Stability and function of adult vasculature is sustained by Akt/Jagged1 signaling axis in endothelium. Nature Communications. 7:10960. 2016.


  • NCRM Cancer Stem Cell Meeting in Cleveland, OH (Kerr)
  • ABRCMS in Tampa, FL (Harris)
  • SBUR in Scottsdale, AZ (Kerr)
Koran’s poster at ABRCMS 2016

Funding and Awards

  • CTSI Ignition Fund Pilot Award (Kerr and Jinnah)
  • NCRM Cancer Stem Cell Abstract Award (Kerr)

New Skills

  • Incucyte ZOOM imaging
  • MicroPET/CT
  • Bioquant Osteo quantification

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