2017 Surgery Research Day Poster Winners
1st Place: Cyrus Jahansouz (Ikramuddin)
Disruption of Intestinal Microbiota Contributes to Failure of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
2nd Place (tie):
Jing Li Huang (Yamamoto Lab)
CD133 infectivity-selective oncolytic adenovirus effectively targets radiation-resistant colorectal cancer cells
Laura Hocum Stone (Kelly lab)
Stem cell cardiac patch as an adjunctive therapy during revascularization of Chronically Ischemic Myocardium
We are thrilled with the response to the call for abstracts and over 50 posters will be presented during this session.
Turning viruses against cancer
What do the common cold, sodium, and pigs have in common?
If research led by Masons-funded faculty member Julia Davydova, M.D., Ph.D., is successful, together the three may be the key to fighting pancreatic cancer.
Common cold for the common good?
Davydova is part of a growing cadre of University investigators who are at the forefront of using viruses to stop cancer. Called “oncolytic viruses,” the therapies work by delivering certain genes and proteins deep into the body to stop the spread of cancer.
Moving toward clinical trials—of pigs and people
The next big step for Davydova and her team is to prove that their adenovirus therapy is safe and effective in people. But first, they must find a reliable animal model for testing its impact.
Women in Surgery: Continuing a Legacy of Innovation
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Drs. Sarah Shumway, Rose Kelly, Ty Dunn, and Varia Kirchner continue the U of M's legacy of innovation.
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