The spring weather in Phoenix has been incredible. Had the chance to take the lab and friends out for dinner at Pemberton, which is a hip food truck venue just a few minutes walking from the lab. Great times. Need to start taking photos more often though, because I missed out on documenting several other of these fun social events we had!

Lab Dinner at Pemberton

Excited to have been awarded the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s 2022 Young Physician Scientist Award along with a cohort of other talented investigators

Thankful to the Sylvia Chase Early Career Training Program for funding our research on telomere dysfunction in glioma

First day at the new lab today! Here are photos of my new office and lab space:

Door to office Office Lab

Got started right with a notice of award for our R00 that came in a couple days ago.

Very excited to get things going!

Nice to see that the editors at Nature Genetics have decided to feature our paper on genomic signatures of cancer radiotherapy on the cover!

Nature Genetics volume 53 issue 7 cover image

See the full issue here.

Very happy to announce the publication of our work on the genomic effects of radiotherapy on cancer genomes!

No time to read the full paper or looking for an executive summary? Look no further! First author Emre Kocakavuk and myself both wrote tweetorials that go over the highlights.

Want to read more? You can find a full-text version of the paper on this website here.

Too much information or getting lost in the details? You can also read the press releases by TGen and JAX.

Not in the mood for reading? Listen to a short 50 second radio segment highlighting the paper on Phoenix local NPR station KJZZ here or listen to this 40 second piece from Phoenix radio station KTAR:

We are incredibly grateful to have been awarded a Forbeck COVID recovery grant to help recuperate funds and time lost due to the ongoing pandemic. See copied below the Spring edition of their newsletter. Thank you, Forbeck Foundation!

Riya Naik joins the team as an undergraduate summer student. She will work on characterizing interstitial telomeric repeats in eukaryotic genomes. Welcome Riya!