The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education presented Sadashib Ghosh, Ph.D., with the 2019 Dr. Congeniality Award on Wednesday, September 18 at its annual Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon at the UAB Edge of Chaos.
Dr. Nakano was featured in UAB Magazine. In this article, he goes into detail about his research on anti-aging
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Dr. Yamashita's papers have been published has been published into The Journal of Neurosurgery:

Ibrahim A, Yamashita D, Anderson J, Abdelrashid M, Alwakeal A, Estevez-Ordonez D, Komarova S, Markert JM, Goidts V, Willey C, Nakano I. Intratumoral spatial heterogeneity of BTK kinomic activity dictates distinct therapeutic response within a single glioblastoma tumor. J Neurosurg. 2019 (in press)
Dr. Nakano's paper have been published into The Journal of Neurosurgery and World Neurosurgery:

Bernstock JD, Mooney JH, Ilyas A, Chagoya G, Estevez-Ordonez D, Ibrahim A, Nakano I. Molecular and cellular intratumoral heterogeneity in primary glioblastoma: clinical and translational implications. J Neurosurg. 2019 Aug 23:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2019.5.JNS19364. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
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Mooney J, Bernstock JD, Ilyas A, Ibrahim A, Yamashita D, Markert JM, Nakano I. Current Approaches and Challenges in the Molecular Therpaeutic Targeting of Glioblastoma. World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep;129:90-100. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.205. Epub 2019 May 29. Review.
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While collaborating with Dr. Richard Cerione at Cornell University for our R01 project, “The Roles of a Unique GTP-Binding Protein/Crosslinking Enzyme in Disease”, our paper has been selected as the featured cover paper for Oncotarget Volume 9 Issue 76.

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Mutsuko Minata M.D., Ph.D. is an alumni of the Nakano lab. The work she has contributed here in the lab has been published in Cell Reports titled Phenotypic Plasticity of Invasive Edge Glioma Stem-like Cells in Reponse to Ionizing Radiation

You can find the article here
We want to congratulate Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed for matching in Neurology at the State University in New York and Dr. Josh Bernstock (MSTP Collaborator) for matching in Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. 
We wish you all the best!
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Congratulations to Dr. Nakano for being selected as the Featured Discovery Recipient!

The Featured Discovery helps UAB share their colleagues' research with one another and with those who serve at UAB.

Recipients are chosen based on the following parameters: they are a current faculty member within UAB School of Medicine, their research is considered a high-impact discovery aligned with UAB missions, and their research demonstrates collaboration/team science. 

Learn more about the Featured Discovery initative and his work here 
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On March 8, 2019, Neuro-Oncology Program guest speaker Roel Verhaak shares lunch with post docs and grad students from the Nakano and Hjelmeland labs.  Dr. Verhaak is Professor and Associate Director of Computational Biology at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT.  His talk was entitled “The Life History of Adult Glioma.”

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                                                                                Hai Yu and Dr. Nakano

Hai just completed a year of research with the Nakano Lab and is returning to China to complete his degree.

Marat Pavlyukov is an alumni of the Nakano lab. While working in the lab, he had published in Cancer Cell titled, Dying Cancer Cells "Teach" Remaining Tumor How to Surivve During Chemo- and Radiotherapy.

You can find the article here

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,

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.