The 2015 Lineberger retreat was a great success this year! Students and fellows presenting the top posters in clinical/translational, basic science and population science research were recognized at the 2015 UNC Lineberger Annual Scientific Retreat on Tuesday.
The poster contest was held at the end of the scientific retreat, which also included research presentations by faculty and a State of the Cancer Center address by Norman E. Sharpless, MD, cancer director and the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research.
The contest was open to students and fellows who were first authors of the studies they presented.
Aleisha won second prize in the Clinical/Translational Research category for her poster on “Characterization of novel human papillary and clear cell renal cell carcinoma GEM models.” She is a graduate student mentored by William Y. Kim, a UNC Lineberger member and an associate professor of medicine and genetics.
Richard A. Moffitt, a member of CCBTP preceptor Dr. Jen Jen Yeh’s Lab, won first prize in the Clinical/Translational Research category for his poster on “Virtual Microdissection of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Reveals Tumor and Stroma Subtypes.” Moffitt’s mentor was Jen Jen Yeh, MD, a UNC Lineberger member and an associate professor and the vice chair for research in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Surgery. She also has an appointment in the Pharmacology Department.
A full list of poster prize winners can be found here.