Rejniak Lab News

* 2019 July 21-26th, SMB-2019, Montreal, Canada; a podium talk by Ibrahim Chamseddine.

* 2019 July 15-19th, ICIAM-2019, Valencia, Spain; a podium talk by Kasia Rejniak.

* 2019 July 3rd, a NIH-PSON-Funded Supplement Grant "Macrophage-mediated breast tumor response to ER inhibitors in 3D Microenvironments" with Dr. Brian Ruffell awarded!

* 2019 July 2nd, HIP-IMO Research in Progress seminar, Tampa, FL; research project presented by Pryia Bhatt and Manoj Kambara.

* 2019 June 27th, our new research paper "Morphophenotypic classification of tumor organoids as an indicator of drug exposure and penetration potential" with Aleksandra Karolak and Sharan Poonja has been accepted by PLoS Computational Biology.

* 2019 June 16-21st, Bridging Cellular and Tissue Dynamics from Normal Development to Cancer Meeting at the BIRS in Banff Canada; a podium talk by Kasia Rejniak.

* 2019 June 13th, our new review paper "Hybrid modeling frameworks of tumor development and treatment" with Ibrahim Chamseddine has been accepted by WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine.

* 2019 June 10th-August 2nd, Annual High School Summer Program HIP-IMO. Our group will host two high school students.

* 2019 June 4th, Ms. Shreya Mathur joined our lab as a returning summer intern.

* 2019 May 21st, Mr. Tamas Kis joined our lab as a SPARK summer intern.

* 2019 May 13th, Ms. Jessica Kingsley joined our lab as a research assistant.

* 2019 May 13-14th, Mathematical Oncology Meeting at the Knight Cancer Research Center in Portland, OR; a poster presentation by Ibrahim Chamseddine and a podium talk by Kasia Rejniak.

* 2019 May 7th, our meeting abstract "Hypoxia in cancer chemo- and immunotherapy: foe or friend?" has been published on bioRxiv.

* 2019 May 1-2nd, Moffitt Cancer Center Scientific Symposium, Tampa, FL. Poster presentations by Ibrahim Chamseddine.

* 2019 April 23rd, a research presentation was given by Kasia Rejniak at the Quarterily Meeting of the Moffitt Quantitative Science Division.

* 2019 April 6-7th, a poster presentation by Catherine Berrouet (FAU) was presented at the 2019 AWM Research Symposium at Rice University.

* 2019 March 14th, Quantitative SCiences Division Celebration of the Pi Day 3-14!

* 2019 March 6th, a poster presentation "A Mathematical Model of Anti-Cancer Drug’s IC50 Values in Monolayer and Spheroid Cultures" by Catherine Berrouet has been accepted for the 2019 AWM Research Symposium at Rice University.

* 2019 March 4th, a minisymposium "Advances in cancer treatment scheduling and optimization" organized by Ibrahim Chamseddine has been accepted for the 2019 SMB Annual Meeting.

* 2019 February 27th, a FDH Bankhead-Coley Bridge Grant with Dr. Pilon-Thomas and Dr. Gillies has been awarded.

* 2019 February 10-15th, Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer, Galveston, TX; poster presentation by Kasia Rejniak.

* 2019 February 5th, a patent has been awarded to Kasia Rejniak in collaboration with M. Lloyd, M. Bui and M. Puri.

* 2019 February 5th, Faculty Appreciation Ceremony and 10 years anniversary of Kasia Rejniak employment at Moffitt.

* 2019 January 25th, research visit to Florida Atlantic University for a introductory lecture on math modeling of immunotherapy, part of the Mathematics for Cancer Research course at FAU, project joint with Dr. Necibe Tuncer.

* 2019 January 14th, Dr. Ibrahim Chamseddine joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow.

* 2019 January 10th, a Moffitt-Funded CIIRC Grant (the Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer) "Optimizing vaccine-based immunotherapy using virtual treatment optimization software (VirTuOSo)" with Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas awarded!

 

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July 21-26th 2019, Society of Matematical Biology Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada

a minisymposium "Advances in cancer treatment scheduling and optimization" organized by Ibrahim Chamseddine and Kasia Rejniak, and a podium talk "Optimising ligand propeerties in pancreatic cancer targeted therapy" presented by Ibrahim Chamseddine.

     

 

July 15-19th 2019, International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Valencia, Spain

a podium talk "Up close and personal with chemotherapy: embracing complexity of the tumor microenvironment" presented by Kasia Rejniak.

     

 

2019 July 3rd, an NIH-PSON-funded Supplement Grant "Macrophage-mediated breast tumor response to ER inhibitors in 3D Microenvironments" in collaboration with Dr. Brian Ruffell has been awarded!

 

July 2nd 2019, HIP-IMO Research in Progress presentations

Priya Bhatt and Manoj Kambara presented their research project "Modeling Vaccine-Induced Immunotherapy" and the research topics on optimizing T cell-based treatment and studying treatment ronbustness. Great job, Pryia and Manoj!

 

2019 June 27th, our new research paper "Morphophenotypic classification of tumor organoids as an indicator of drug exposure and penetration potential" with Aleksandra Karolak and Sharan Poonja has been accepted by PLoS Computational Biology; link to publication

 

2019 June 16-21st, Bridging Cellular and Tissue Dynamics from Normal Development to Cancer:
Mathematical, Computational, and Experimental Approaches, BIRS, Banff, Canada

Kasia presented a talk "Ductal Microinvasions: Cell and Matrix Interactions in Normal and Cancerous Tissues" in collaboration with Saharan Poonja, Jessica Kingsley, Aleksandra Karolak and Moffitt Microscopy Core. link to the talk

 

2019 June 13th, our new review paper "Hybrid modeling frameworks of tumor development and treatment" with Ibrahim Chamseddine has been accepted by WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine; link to publication

2019 June 10th, Ms. Priya Bhatt and Mr. Manoj Kambara have joined our lab our lab as summer high school student interns participating in the High School Internship Program HIP @IMO.

 

2019 June 4th, Ms. Shreya Mathur joined our lab as a returning summer intern. She was a HIP participant last year. She will continue working on a project "Optimal schedules of combination therapies with hypoxia-activated pro-drug".

 

2019 May 21st, Mr. Tamas Kis joined our lab as a SPARK intern. He is an undergraduate student at the Vanderbilt University. He will work on a project "Metabolic reprogramming to improve immunotherapy in melanoma".

 

2019 May 13th, Ms. Jessica Kingsley joined our lab as a research assistant. She is an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida. She will work on modeling of metabolic fluctuations in DCIS.

 

2019 May 13-14th, Mathematical Oncology Meeting at the Knight Cancer Research Center in Portland, OR

Ibrahim Chamseddine presented a poster "Novel Method for Optimizing Anti-Cancer Treatments: An Application to Pancreatic Tumors" in collaboration with former postdoc Aleksandra Karolak and HIP-IMO students Sherya Mathur and Shanon Chen Kasia Rejniak gave a talk "Hypoxia in cancer chemo- and immunotherapy: foe and friend?" in collaboration wit Noemi Vitos, Sherya Mathur, Shanon Chen and Ibrahim Chamseddine.

 

 

2019 May 7th, our new meeting abstract "Hypoxia in cancer chemo- and immunotherapy: foe or friend?" with Noemi Vitos, Shannon Chen, Shreya Mathur and Ibrahim Chamseddine has been published on BioRxiv. link to abstract.

 

2019 May 1-2nd -- Moffitt Cancer Center Scientific Symposium

Ibrahim Chamseddine presented a poster "Novel Method for Optimizing Anti-Cancer Treatments: An Application to Pancreatic Tumors" in collaboration with former postdoc Aleksandra Karolak and HIP-IMO students Sherya Mathur and Shanon Chen.

 

 

April 6-7th 2019, Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM) Reseaerch Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX

a poster "A Mathematical Model of Anti-Cancer Drug’s IC50 Values in Monolayer and Spheroid Cultures" was presented by Catherine Berrouet from Florida Atlantic University; joint project in collaboration with Naika Dorilas and Necibe Tuncer (Florida Atlantic University) and Kasia Rejniak (Moffitt).

 

 

2019 March 14th, The Quantitative Science Division Celebration of the Pi Day ~~ 3.14.

 

2019 February 27th, the Florida Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Bridge Grant "Metabolic reprogramming to improve immunotherapy in melanoma" with Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas and Dr. Robert Gillies has been awarded!

 

February 10-15th 2019, Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer, Galveston, TX

a poster "Tumor-matrix interactions in early ductal invasions: integrsting histology, mechanobiology and computational modleing" in collaboration with Jessica Kingsley, Sharan Poonja, Marilyn Bui, Agnieszka Kasprzak and Mark Lloyd was presented by Kasia Rejniak.

   

 

 

2019 February 5th, a patent "Pathology case review, abalyis and prediction" has been awarded to Kasia Rejniak in collaboration with Mark lloyd, Marilyn Bui and Munish Puri.

 

2019 February 5th, Faculty Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony & 10 year anniversary of Kasia Rejniak employment.

 

2019 January 14th, Dr. Ibrahim Chamseddine joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Chamseddine received his PhD degree from the Engineering Department of the McGill University in Canada. He will work on modeling and optimization of treatment schedules.

 

2019 January 10th, a Moffitt-funded CIIRC Grant (the Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer) "Optimizing vaccine-based immunotherapy using virtual treatment optimization software (VirTuOSo)" with Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas has been awarded!