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2020 Recap:

Laurey Comeau and Heather Raimer are in front of a cake celebrating a recent paper

2019 Recap:

  • May 2019:  Heather Raimer successfully passes her Ph.D qualifying exam and becomes a Ph.D candidate.
  • July 2019: Graduate student Heather Raimer’s CMB Training Grant is renewed for another year.
  • July 2019: Graduate student Naomi Atkin receives a trainee award from the UVA Cancer Center for her work focusing on assessing individual susceptibility for cancer-causing chromosomal abnormalities by measuring DNA breaks.
  • October 2019: Naomi Atkin and Heather Raimer co-author the review “Broken By the Cut: A Journey into the Role of Topoisomerase II on DNA Fragility” in Genes.

2018 Recap:

2017 Recap

2016 Recap

  • Feb. 2016: Naomi Atkin, a first-year Ph.D. student, joins the lab.
  • March 2016: Christine Lehman and Dr. Yuh-Hwa Wang attend Gordon Research Conference “DNA Damage, Mutation, and Cancer”
  • May 2016: Congratulations to Christine Lehman for successfully defending her dissertation on “DNA Fragile Site Breakage as a Measure of Long-Term Chemical Exposure and Predictor of the Susceptibility to Form Chromosomal Rearrangements”
  • May 2016: Naomi Atkin receives the NIH Predoctoral Cancer Training Grant on DNA fragility in breast cancer.
  • July 2016: Dr. Yuh-Hwa Wang attends the FASEB Science Research Conference “Dynamic DNA Structure in Biology”
  • Oct. 2016: Dr. Yuh Hwa Wang attends the American Society of Human Genetics Conference
  • Nov. 2016: Christine Lehman, Ph.D. was awarded “Best Postdoc Presentation” at the Annual BMG Departmental Retreat.