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!

Congrats on abstract acceptances to ASTRO!

We’re excited that our two translational research abstracts were accepted for presentation at the ASTRO Annual Meeting! Congratulations to Kevin Chen, Pradeep Chauhan, Rummi Babbra and Wenjia Feng for leading the charge on their abstract accepted for digital poster presentation. Congratulations to Noah Earland, Peter Harris, and our collaborators Ricardo Ramirez and Dr. Jose Zevallos […]

Congrats on our medRxiv publication!

Huge congrats to the team led by Jeff Szymanski, Taylor Sundby and Paul Jones on our medRxiv publication! We analyzed cell-free DNA from NF1 patients and showed we could specifically distinguish patients with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor sarcoma from those with its benign precursor lesion. A cool collaboration with the laboratories of Dr. Angie […]

Excited to welcome Caltech SURF students!

We’re thrilled to welcome Bilge Gungoren and Aditee Prabhutendolkar, two bright Caltech undergraduates who will be joining us this summer through the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program.

Bruna, Nadja & Wenjia publish their paper in JCO Precision Oncology!

Co-first-authors Bruna, Nadja & Wenjia made a splash in the cell-free DNA liquid biopsy literature with their paper entitled ctDNA MRD Detection and Personalized Oncogenomic Analysis in Oligometastatic Colorectal Cancer From Plasma and Urine! See also Bruna’s tweetorial. We’re proud of you guys for this strong work along with the rest of the team which […]

Congratulations on your AACR abstracts!

Congratulations to our team and collaborators for 6 abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting! Special congratulations to primary authors Bruna Pellini (former fellow, now an Attending at Moffitt), Kevin Chen (medical student), Pradeep Chauhan (staff scientist), Jeff Szymanski (bioinformaticist), Prathamesh Chati (undergraduate) and Maher lab instructor […]

2020 Virtual Holiday Party!

We had a fun virtual holiday lab party this year! Played the game “Two lies and a truth”. The winners included Steven Hartman and Wenjia Feng. We learned so much about each other including some surprising hidden talents!

Congratulations on your Paper!

A huge congratulations to the team led by Bruna, Nadja and Wenjia for their first-author manuscript just accepted to JCO Precision Oncology!

Congratulations Irfan!

Congratulations to Irfan Alahi for passing his PhD qualifying exam in Computer Science and Engineering!

Congratulations Haley!

We are proud of Haley Ellis for matching today to Hematology-Oncology fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber/Mass General Hospital. Congratulations on a job well done!

Congratulations Rummi!

Our very own Dr. Ramandeep Babbra has matched into Hematology-Oncology fellowship at the University of Rochester. We are very proud of you Rummi!

Congratulations Prathamesh!

Congratulations Prathamesh on your presentation at the Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium! We are proud of you.

Congrats Jeff!

We had the pleasure to have Jeff Szymanski, our Division Bioinformaticist and close collaborator, present at the NIH Cell-Free DNA Interest Group. He presented research from our lab, collaborating with Dr. Angie Hirbe’s and Dr. Jack Shern’s groups. Nice talk!

Congratulations on your Talk Kevin!

Kevin Chen has been having quite the Year 2020! Enormous congrats to him for having his abstract selected for the Siteman Cancer Center Virtual Cancer Research Symposium, where he delivered a stellar oral presentation.

Congrats Bruna!

Please join me in congratulating our very own Dr. Bruna Pellini, for her presentation at the NIH Circulating Nucleic Acids/Liquid Biopsy Meeting. Strong work!

Congratulations Prathamesh!

Congratulations to Prathamesh Chati, our prodigal undergraduate student! His abstract was accepted for an oral presentation at the Midstates Consortium Biology/Psychology Research Symposium. Impressive work Prathamesh!

Congrats on ASTRO

An enormous congratulations to our team members including Bruna Pellini, Ramandeep Babbra, and Jeffrey Szymanski for giving stellar digital poster and oral presentations at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. Impressive and impactful work team!

Congrats on RRS!

Congratulations team on your Radiation Research Society talks and posters! Our lab claimed 2 out of the 4 virtual podium talks in the Early Cancer Detection Symposium (https://na.eventscloud.com/website/14445/rrsspeakers20). Congrats Kevin Chen and Paul Jones on your podium presentations! And Bruna’s abstract was selected for a poster presentation. Stellar work!

Congratulations Kevin!

Congratulations Kevin Chen for kicking of the NIH Cell-Free Nucleic Acids/Liquid Biopsy Interest Group today with his WebEEx talk on urine cell-free DNA analysis in bladder cancer. Stellar work!

Welcome Steven!

We’re excited to welcome Steven Hartman on-board as a Computational & Systems Biology graduate student rotating collaboratively between our lab and Dr. Christopher Maher’s laboratory. Welcome aboard!

Welcome Noah!

Following a stellar rotation, we’re excited to welcome Noah aboard as our newest member of the lab! Noah is a a WashU MD/PhD (MSTP) student destined to do great things. Welcome to the Chaudhuri lab Noah!

Congratulations on your Review Article!

Congratulations to Bruna, Nadja, Pradeep, Peter and Jeff for putting together a nice review article titled Emerging Roles of Urine-Based Tumor DNA Analysis in Bladder Cancer Management, published today in JCO Precision Oncology!

Congrats team on your JCO PO paper!

Impressive effort led by Pradeep in our lab, collaborating with Ha Dang in Chris Maher’s lab, and the clinical prowess of Russell Pachynski. In addition to Pradeep – Haley, Wenjia, Peter, Grace, Mark and Faridi contributed strongly to this nice manuscript showcasing our technology EnhanceAR-Seq for cell-free DNA analysis in metastatic prostate cancer, which identified […]

Congratulations Bruna for graduating fellowship!

Great times were had at the Wash U Med Onc Fellowship virtual graduation! We’ll miss you Bruna, you’ve been an incredible lab member! Bruna is heading off to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where she’ll be focusing on treating thoracic malignancies. I know she’ll continue making waves in the translational precision oncology space. Stay […]

Paul Jones delivers platform talk at CTF NF conference

Congratulations Paul for delivering a stellar oral presentation at the Children’s Tumor Foundation Virtual NF meeting! Paul delivered one of a select number of invited platform presentations after his abstract was scored among the very top. He presented his research using liquid biopsy cell-free DNA analysis to classify and track disease in NF1 patients with […]

Chaudhuri lab at Virtual ASCO

Congrats to Bruna Pellini for publishing her ASCO abstract, and to Pradeep Chauhan in collaboration with Dr. Chris Maher’s lab for presenting their work as a poster presentation! Pellini et al. | Maher et al.

Prathamesh awarded the Moog Scholarship

Congratulations to Prathamesh, our stellar undergraduate student, who was selected as this year’s Moog Scholar from Washington University’s sophomore class!

Sid Kurkure successfully defends his MS thesis

Congratulations to Sid, primarily mentored by Dr. Sam Achilefu and co-mentored by Dr. Chaudhuri, for successfully defending his Masters thesis in Computer Science.

Three abstracts selected for ASTRO presentation

Huge congrats team! Jeff and Paul had their abstract selected for a coveted oral presentation at ASTRO 2020, while both Rummi and Bruna had their respective abstracts selected for digital poster presentation.

Kevin Chen awarded both TL1 and RSNA research awards!

Kevin Chen, our stellar medical student, wowed us by being awarded both the TL1 Clinical Research Training Award and the RSNA Medical Student Research Award. He will be spending a year doing translational research in the lab while also pursuing a Masters in Clinical Research.

Paul passes his quals!

Paul passed his PhD qualifying exam! We celebrated this and other major accomplishments (like paper submissions by Pradeep, Bruna, Erik and Abul) with an Indian buffet lunch at Rasoi.

Chaudhuri lab holiday party!

We had a great time at our annual holiday party and white elephant gift exchange… and enjoyed some good cake!