Happy Birthday Abul!

Happy Birthday to our brilliant staff scientist, Dr. Abul Usmani! We had a wonderful time celebrating it at our lab meeting with yummy cake.

Undergraduates get their summer research diplomas!

Truly proud of our summer undergraduate researchers! They did a phenomenal job this summer in the laboratory. Pictured here are Breanna, Andrew and Chloe. Not pictured: Lili, Sara and Prashanth. Congratulations to all!

Summer lab picnic!

We had a wonderful time at our summer lab picnic which was in Forest Park. A nice celebration for the laboratory, catered toward our hard-working undergraduate researchers!

Nick Semenkovich wins CGC Poster Award!

Enormous congratulations to PSTP fellow, Dr. Nicholas Semenkovich, who was awarded a CGC poster award for his work on ovarian cancer single-cell genomics!

Congratulations to Mark Qiao!

Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher, Mark Qiao, who was accepted to his top-choice Masters of Data Science program, and will be matriculating at the University of Washington in Seattle in the fall!

Paul Jones highlighted in Cancer Biology Trainee Corner

Congratulations to PhD student Paul Jones, who was highlighted in the Cancer Biology Trainee Corner by the Department of Radiation Oncology at WashU! https://radonc.wustl.edu/research/cancer-biology-research/trainee-corner/

Dr. Chaudhuri wins the Michael Fry Award!

Dr. Chaudhuri has been awarded the 2022 Michael Fry Research Award from the Radiation Research Society, which recognizes an individual early in their career who has made significant contributions in one or more areas of radiation oncology research.

Children’s Tumor Foundation Conference!

We had a wonderful time at the Children’s Tumor Foundation Neurofibromatosis conference. Lab members Paul Jones and Jeff Szymanski were integral to the conference with Paul winning the Young Investigator Award. We also had the opportunity to spend time with our dear collaborators, Dr. Angela Hirbe, Dr. Jack Shern and Dr. Taylor Sundby, and their […]

Star medical student Kevin Chen graduates!

Congratulations to Kevin Chen who has graduated from WashU with both a MD and a MSCI. We are incredibly proud of you, and excited that you decided to stay at WashU to complete your residency in Radiation Oncology!!

Bruna Pellini presents major talk at ASCO!

Dr. Pellini delivered an incredibly compelling talk to kick-off the ctDNA session, titled “ctDNA — Dawn of a New Era”, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. We are proud of her, now leading her own clinical and research enterprise at the Moffitt Cancer Center!

Pre-Summer Lab Picnic!!

We had a wonderful lab picnic at Queeny Park in lieu of lab meeting. Great times!!

Congrats on your pre-print!

Congratulations to Erik Storrs, Abul Usmani and Prathamesh Chati for leading a pre-print publication in medRxiv on pancreatic cancer single-cell genomics!!

Congratulations to Caltech SURF students!

Three Caltech students — Prashanth, Sarah and Shoonhsin — who were accepted into the prestigious Caltech SURF program. They will be joining us this summer for research.

Congratulations to Kevin!

We are thrilled that Kevin will be staying here at WashU for his Radiation Oncology residency. Strong work as always!

Dr. Chaudhuri presents at UIC

Great opportunity for us to present our liquid biopsy research at the University of Illinois in Chicago Cancer Center!

Our Nature Medicine paper is out!

Beautiful collaborative work with Dr. Aaron Newman’s lab at Stanford! We deeply profiled peripheral blood features to predict severe immunotherapy toxicity in melanoma patients.

Chaudhuri lab Holiday Party 2022!

Our annual lab holiday party went virtual this year! Thrilled for those who could make it and missed those who couldn’t. Productive year and more importantly we were all there for each other. 🙂

Nice Swag!

Fun to get some nice stuff from Siteman Cancer Center right in time for the holidays!

Review article published!

Congratulations to medical student Kevin Chen for leading a fantastic effort diving into the world of commercial ctDNA assays for soid tumor MRD detection. It was fun putting this review article together with members of the laboratory, members of the Wash U ctDNA working group, and with former lab member Dr. Bruna Pellini (now at […]

Dr. Chaudhuri interviewed by the ASCO POST

Dr. Chaudhuri was interviewed by the ASCO Post regarding his perspective on ctDNA to personalize treatment for oligometastatic cancer in the future.

Ricardo presents collaborative work at ASTRO

ENT resident Dr. Ricardo Ramirez did a stellar job presenting his work (collaborating with MSTP student Noah Earland) on using surgical drain fluid as a liquid biopsy analyte for HPV+ head and neck cancer minimal residual disease, collaborative work between our lab and the laboratory of Dr. Jose Zevallos.

Kevin Chen presents poster at ASTRO

Medical student Kevin Chen did a stellar job presenting his poster at ASTRO. He presented on urine tumor DNA detection of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, work that he performed collaboratively with lab members Dr. Pradeep Chauhan, Dr. Rummi Babbra, Wenjia Feng, and Dr. Peter Harris.

Laboratory featured in the Oncology Times

Liquid biopsy research from the laboratory including work on NF1 MPNST detection, urine tumor DNA detection of bladder cancer, and the recently awarded NIH R35 award were featured in this nice article written in the Oncology Times!

Congratulations on the PLOS Medicine papers!

PLOS Med cover

Our laboratory is thrilled to celebrate two separate manuscripts published today in PLOS Medicine! One is by Dr. Jeff Szymanski, Dr. Taylor Sundby and colleagues, and features our expert co-corresponding authors Dr. Angela Hirbe and Dr. Jack Shern. The other is by Dr. Pradeep Chauhan, Kevin Chen, Dr. Rummi Babbra, Wenjia Fgeng and colleagues, and […]

Chaudhuri lab awarded NIH MIRA R35 award

Thrilling news for the lab as we’ve received official notification that our first R01-equivalent grant has been awarded by the National Institutes of Health!

Bilge Gungore awarded Caltech Named SURF

Congratulations to our very own Bilge Gungore for being selected as a named Caltech SURF for 2021. She is officially the “Frederick W. Drury, Jr., SURF Fellow”. We are very proud of you Bilge!

Congratulations to Irfan and Noah!

We’re proud of our students, Noah Earland (MSTP student) and Irfan Alahi (Computer Science Phd student). Noah passed his Immunology qualifying exam and Irfan was selected for the Computer Science PhD student Honor Roll (awarded to top ~10%) for the 2nd year in a row!

Chaudhuri lab barbecue!

Great times at our first in-person lab social in ~1.5 years – a barbecue at Babler State Park! This also doubled as a going-away party for Rummi Babbra and Haley Ellis who are both off to Heme Onc fellowship. Good luck to you both!

Congratulations to Kevin!

Kevin Chen was awarded a Blue Ribbon for his NIH TL1 poster on urine tumor DNA for MRD detection of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Strong work!