March 19, 2018
2018 AAAS Award Winner!
Ömer Yilmaz is named a winner of the 2018 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award. The award honors early-career investigators who have performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research. Read more.
We are pleased to announce that our own Jatin Roper and Sebastian Santos were a part of a team whose image is honored to be selected as part of the 8th Annual Image Awards Exhibition at the Koch Institute Galleries. Read more.
Four Postdocs from Steven Lippard's lab in Chemistry have joined our lab to continue their research now that Professor Lippard is retiring.
We welcome Postdocs, Amanda Hussey, Wen Zhou, Amit Vernekar and Fang Wang.
We welcome as a Fellow. MD. PhD. Shinya Imada to our lab.
We welcome Postdoc Jonathan Braverman to our lab.
Postdoc Naniye Cetinbas received a KI Ludwig postdoctoral fellowship.
Our work was featured in the Broad Institute blog "Organoids bring a new dimension to tissue research and engineering."
Postdoc Chia-Wei Cheng received the prestigious Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellowship.
Our work was featured on the NIH director's blog.
Postdoc Miyeko Mana received the prestigious American Cancer Society (ACS), postdoctoral fellowship.
Omer presented at the CellPress Webinar entitled "Organoids and beyond - 3D tissue in a dish." Omer and other leaders who are using organoid technologies discussed the "implications for organoids in basic biology, regenerative and personalized medicine while also addressing challenges for the field in accurately recapitulating in vivo complexity as well as crosstalk with other components of the microenvironment."
Webinar Page Link: http://view6.workcast.net/register?cpak=9254404560299943&referrer=cell
Omer was named a 2016 Pew-Stewart Scholar. The Pew-Stewart Scholars Program is a national initiative designed to support innovate early career scientists whose research will accelerate discovery and advance progress to a cure for cancer.
Omer was named a 2016 Sidney Kimmel Scholar, an award granted to the nation's most promising young cancer researchers.
Our article "High-fat diet enhances stemness and tumorigenicity of intestinal progenitors," is published in Nature.
Press Release Links
Whitehead Institute: http://wi.mit.edu/news/archive/2016/high-fat-diet-linked-intestinal-stem...
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: http://www.dana-farber.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/study-explores-how-a-h...
Posta (Turkish News): http://www.posta.com.tr/saglik/tipdunyasi/HaberDetay/Turk-bilim-insanlar...
Omer was a featured speaker for Gen News' "Current Trends in 3D and Organoid Cell Culture for Cancer Research."
Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 12pm ET
Congratulations to Postdoctoral fellow Chia-Wei Cheng for being named a 2016 Ludwig Scholar.
Omer was awarded a 2015 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty.
Omer was awarded a 2014 V Scholar Grant from the Jimmy V foundation. http://www.jimmyv.org/research/grants-awarded/2011-present/
The Yilmaz Lab is kicking into full gear and is fully operational. We are all excited to start conducting experiments in a new lab and expect to have a full lab very soon!