2016 Annual Report

Milestones

  • 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

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Publications

  • 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.

Meetings

  • NCRM Cancer Stem Cell Meeting in Cleveland, OH (Kerr)
  • ABRCMS in Tampa, FL (Harris)
  • SBUR in Scottsdale, AZ (Kerr)
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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

2015 Annual Report

Milestones

  • The Bethany Kerr lab moved to the Cancer Biology Department at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

    Aerial photographs of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Aerial photographs of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

  • New Campus Web Page
  • New Lab Website!

Publications

  • Kerr, Bethany A.*,†, Ranko Miocinovic*, Armine K. Smith, Xiaoxia Z. West, Katherine E. Watts, Malory E. Weber, Amanda W. Alzayed, Joseph C. Klink, Maria C. Mir, Tiffany Sturey, Donna E. Hansel, Warren D. Heston, Andrew J. Stephenson, Eric A. Klein, and Tatiana V. Byzova.  CD117+ cells in the circulation are predictive of advanced prostate cancer. Oncotarget. 6(3):1889-97. 2015.

Meetings

  • AACR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

 

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 New Skills

  • in vivo Two Photo Imaging
  • Vascular MicroCT Imaging
  • Began learning Python