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The Sen Lab gathered to celebrate Velita’s time in the lab, and enjoy a dinner together before she heads back to Germany. Velita, we loved having you in the lab and wish you the best of luck with completing your Master’s thesis!

We’re so excited that Maria Zschummel is coming to the lab as a joint postdoc between our group and our close collaborator Rob Manguso’s group . Coming from Germany, Maria did her PhD in Uta Höpkens’ lab, where she focused on improving CAR T cell therapy for lymphoma. Apart from science, Maria enjoys hiking, going to concerts, and is working on identifying a decent Pilsner in Boston. Welcome Maria!

Deb was selected as the 2022 Abeloff V Scholar, and we are so grateful to the V Foundation for their generous support! This award is in honor of the late Dr. Martin D. Abeloff, a beloved member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Foundation.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®.

Since its formation in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded over $310 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research. 

Deb received one of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health. Part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports investigators who propose innovative research that, due to its inherent risk, may struggle within the traditional NIH peer-review process despite its transformative potential. We are excited about the opportunity to pursue this research!

The Sen Lab gathered to enjoy the fantastic Labor Day weekend weather with tacos in the park. We loved hanging out with everyone away from the lab benches!

We’re delighted to announce that Tom LaSalle, a Harvard MD/PhD student, has officially chosen to join the lab for his research! Tom will be leaving us for a year to finish up his med school classes but will be back to start in Fall 2023.

Daniela is Harvard Immunology PhD student and has officially chosen to join the Sen lab for her thesis work. We’re so excited to have her as part of our lab community and can’t wait to see where her PhD journey takes her!

Huge congratulations to Sarah Weiss for successfully defending her thesis! It has been an absolute pleasure working with her and we wish her all the best as she returns to the clinic.

Deb was selected to receive a Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator Award. We are grateful to the Melanoma Research Alliance, the LFFM fund, and the Konigsberg family for their generous support, and honored to be selected. The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research abd funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.

We’re pleased to welcome Sneha Jaiswal, Velita Miranda, and Berkay Yahsi to the lab for Summer 2022.