Marat Pavlyukov’s paper, “Apoptotic cell-derived extracellular vesicles promote malignancy of glioblastoma via intercellular transfer of splicing factors,” has been accepted to Cancer Cell. Marat is an alum of the Nakano Lab and collaborated with the lab on this paper.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Suojun Zhang, Dr. Ichiro Nakano, Ms. Soniya Bastola, Dr. HebaAllah Alsheikh, Dr. Kyung-Don Kang, Dr. Hai Yu, and Nakano Lab alumnus, Dr. Mayuko Nishi.Pictured from left to right: Dr. Suojun Zhang, Dr. Ichiro Nakano, Ms. Soniya Bastola, Dr. HebaAllah Alsheikh, Dr. Kyung-Don Kang, Dr. Hai Yu, and Nakano Lab alumnus, Dr. Mayuko Nishi.

The Nakano Lab attended the Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting, Nov. 2017, in San Francisco, California.

Shinji KawamuraShinji KawamuraMy name is Shinji Kawamura and I am a 5th year medical student of Osaka University. I have decided to become a neurosurgeon in the future, so I am interested in malignant brain tumors. Needless to say, surgery is very important for treatment. However, non-invasive treatment such as chemotherapy is very important as well. So, I think we have to research diseases and develop better treatment for patients. I have come here to learn how to research because I will have to research malignant brain tumor in the future.

Currently, I learn various research techniques and discuss research which the lab members have been doing. Discussing with them can broaden my horizons. I am convinced that the experience here is helpful for my future.

Thank you,
Shinji

Zahab AleezadaZahab AleezadaMy name is Zahab Aleezada and I am a senior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in its Math and Science Department. I enjoy studying Science, especially Biology, and would like to pursue a career in Medicine. I decided to volunteer in Dr. Nakano’s lab this summer because I am interested in neuroscience research. I want to major in neuroscience in college as well.

Currently I am learning how to do a Western Blot. Also I have successfully learned how to make gels for gel electrophoresis. Dr. Hirokazu Sadahiro and I have been working on seeing if BGB324, an experimental drug, is successful in lowering the concentration of AXL, a protein found in the glioblastoma (GBM). We are also seeing what the safety of BGB324 is for mice with induced tumors. In addition, we are seeing the effect BGB324 has on human GBM stem cell lines.

Understanding how my body works and how different organisms function fascinates me. Learning about the brain is one way to truly understand those things.

Zahab

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