News

Sep 2021

Our grant proposal is funded by MD Anderson-UT Austin collaborative pilot program! Looking forward to the collaboration! 

August 2021 

Our grant proposal about glioblastoma is funded by CPRIT! It is a collaborative project with Dr. Zhihao Wu at SMU. Excited to start this project together! 

Mckenna and Chase, 1st year PhD student joined the lab for rotation. Welcome

Isha’s abstract about pediatric brain tumor got selected to a podium presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Conference 2021! Congratulations!

Logan Muzyka, an aspiring first year MD student at Dell Med School,  joined the lab to start her research in brain cancer.  Welcome! 

May 2021

Welcome Elizabeth McFadden, PhD student from interdisciplinary life sciences graduate program to join the lab! 

March 2021

Rongze (Olivia)  Lu was invited to give a seminar at Southern Methodist University. 

Dec 2020

Our brain tumor research and Rongze (Olivia) Lu was highlighted by DOD Congressional Directed Medical Research Program.

https://cdmrp.army.mil/prcrp/pdf/PRCRP%20Highlights%20version%20A_18Dec20.pdf

Nov 2020

Rongze (Olivia)  Lu served on the organizing committee for a grant writing workshop at SITC annual meeting.  Welcome to join us!

https://www.sitcancer.org/2020/program/pre-conference-programs/gww

Oct 2020

Winson Ho presented at NINDS K12 Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Award Retreat.

Sep 2020

Rongze (Olivia) Lu won Keystone Symposia Early Career Investigator Award!

Oishika scored MCAT in the 99th percentile!  Congratulations! 

Elizabeth McFadden and Austin Kindall, first year Ph.D. students  from Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Programs joined the lab for their rotations! Welcome!

Aug 2020

A teenager’s life was saved by Dr. Winson Ho and the story is reported on Austin newspaper.

https://www.statesman.com/entertainmentlife/20200821/austin-14-year-old-learns-to-walk-talk-read-again-after-brain-bleed

Brandon Chiou officially joined the lab as a permanent graduate student and becomes the first PhD graduate student in the Department of Neurosurgery! Welcome!

June 2020

Winson Ho M.D. received the prestigious 2020 Pediatric Section Research Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/ Congress of Neurological Surgeons ! Congratulations!!!

May 2020

Brandon Chiou started his PhD research lab rotation. Welcome!

April 2020

Our manuscript that first demonstrates PP2A inhibition combined with PD-1 blockade have synergistic effect on glioblastoma mouse model, has been accepted by Journal of Neuro-Oncology! 

Mar2020

Lab was shut down due to  COVID-19 pandemic! It is very sad! Hope to see you back soon!

Winson has been granted research award from Rally Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research! Congratulations!

Feb 2020

Oishika has received LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). Congratulations!

Rongze (Olivia) Lu Ph.D. has been granted Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Career Development Award from Department of Defense! Congratulations!

Amanda Bohanon, first year PhD student started the lab rotation. Welcome!

Jan 2020

Rongze (Olivia) Lu Ph.D. has been selected to be the Chair of Cancer Immune Responsiveness Task Force of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)!

Rongze (Olivia) Lu Ph.D. has been selected to join the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Early Career Scientist Committee.

Dec 2019

Winson Ho M.D. has been awarded one of three prestigious K12 awards for the Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP). Congratulations!

Oct  2019

Welcome Oishika to join the lab!

Welcome Isha to join the lab!