MD/PhD Retreat

Our annual MD/PhD Retreat was held on March 29 & 30 at The Penn Stater Conference Center,  State College, PA. Students planned the agenda and other activities, to make the retreat not only fun, but a learning experience for all.

Match Day/Graduation 2013

Congratulations to the following students who have matched and graduated on Sunday, May 18, 2014:

  • Kathryn Huber-Keener - University of Iowa (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Olivier Rolin - Virginia Commonwealth (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

Welcome New MD/PhD Students Entering Fall 2015

  • Katherine Gao- Swarthmore College
  • Daniel Goetschius- Grove City
  • Martin Johnson- Drexel
  • Ernest Wang- Princeton
  • Eric Yau- Johns Hopkins
  • Pei-Hsuan Patricia Yee- University of Michigan

MD/PhD Second Look Day

Second Look Day was held April 24-26, 2014 for accepted students only.  This gave our accepted applicants and their families another chance to return to Hershey for a second look at our campus and community.  On Thursday April 24, applicants had the option of traveling to State College to meet with potential lab rotation faculty.  On Friday April 25 they met with faculty on the Hershey campus for the summer lab rotation and on Saturday April 26, they participated in the medical school's events for accepted medical students.

Student News

Shane Lloyd (G3)
July 2011:  Shane is conducting an experiment to study bone loss during space flight and has mice on board the Atlantis shuttle.  Shane will stay at Kennedy Space Center throughout the mission and will collect the samples when the shuttle returns.  He will then bring those samples back to PSCOM to complete the experiment.

Allison Cleary (G5)
Cleary AS, Leonard TL, Gestl SA, Gunther EJ (2014) Tumour cell heterogeneity maintained by cooperating subclones in Wnt-driven mammary cancers Nature 508(7494):113-7 PMID:  24695311


Zainul Hasanali
Chosen to attend the 2014 Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

Xiaowei (Bill) Su
Alumni Association Dissertation award

Steve Steinway
Big Data pre-proposal award


Recent/Upcoming Thesis Defenses:

Allison Cleary, May 14, 2014 "Heterogeneity in Mammary Cancer:  Using Mouse Models to Investigate Tumor Subtype Origins and Interclonal Interactions"

Marie Bulathsinghala, May 29, 2014 "The Regulation of Drug Resistance in Leukemia by Ikaros"

Katrina Heyrana, June 9, 2014 "Contributions of the Capsid N-Terminal Domain to the Regulation of Assembly and Maturation in Rous Sarcoma Virus"

Xiaowei (Bill) Su, June 17, 2014 "Investigating the interplay of intrinsic to extrinsic factors modifying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease progression"

Cody Weston, July 9, 2014 "Understanding the Role of HFE Polymorphism in Cancer"