Molecular "bookmarks," which allow cells to retain their characteristics during cell division, ensure fast reactivation of critical cell identity genes after cell division, according to investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The new work helps illuminate a process that has puzzled biologists for decades and suggests new strategies for modulating cell fate both for stem cell therapy and cancer treatment.
The Tri-I MD-PhD Program is appalled by the disturbing trend of rising hate crimes directed against Asian-American communities. We express our direct and unwavering opposition to racially based violence, hatred, and discrimination in any form. We join the chorus of voices speaking out in opposition to such actions.
Katie Hisert, MD, PhD, (Tri-I MD-PhD graduating class of 2006), discusses her, somewhat surprising recent ascendencay to Social Media Activist combatting the spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19.
Sixth-year Tri-Institutional MD-PhD student Kevin Boehm has been awarded an F30 research fellowship by the National Cancer Institute. This award will support his research in Sohrab Shah’s group in Computational Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Fifth year MD-PhD Student, Nneoma Adaku, has been awarded an F30 Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This award will support Ms. Adaku's research in the Tavazoie Lab at The Rockefeller University on her project "Elucidating the Function of LRP1 in APOE-mediated Suppression of Melanoma Metastasis."
This past fall, the Tri-Institutional student community has been excited to roll out a brand-new seminar series. Titled “Physician-Scientist Career Seminars,” the goal of this new series is to expose MD-PhD students, especially those in the midst of their PhD training, to the diverse career paths open to physician scientists.
Like many others, the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program is horrified and disgusted by the attack on our democracy that took place on Wednesday, January 6, and we condemn the rhetoric and violent actions to overturn a democratic election–probably the most secure in the nation’s history.