What a great week in the Sucheston-Campbell lab! I have zero accomplishments to report, but thank god I have 2 PhD students, who keep achieving great things! Without further ado:

Ezgi Karaesmen was awarded a Pelotonia Graduate Fellowship for project “The role of pharmacogenomics in survival outcomes following blood or marrow transplant” This two year award was the result of a very competitive grant application process and the lab couldn’t be more thrilled for her!

Abbas Rizvi has a development version of gwasurvivr available for doing genome wide survival analyses in R. Modifications to the coxph function make analyses very fast and the package is user friendly for R beginners (yes really). You can read about it on biorxiv. Abbas submitted an abstract to BioC 2018, it was selected for a talk AND a travel award. Way to represent the lab!

On a semi-related note my week had another dollop of science joy when I opened the agenda for InterLymph 2018. I see in the same session I’m speaking, but kicking off the session, is my former PhD student Alyssa Clay-Gilmour giving a talk on Multiple Myeloma and survival; definitely a case of mentee exceeding the mentor! I look forward to catching up with her over a martini..or two