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What's Happening

Explore our achievements at the Keri Lab, such as awards, recent publications and news of happenings in the lab. View our image gallery >

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June 2017

  • Katrina Piemonte joined the Keri Lab.

May 2017

  • Darcie Seachrist won the Graduate Student Research Award (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Award) from the 2017 Research ShowCASE. Award presented at the Graduate Awards Ceremony.
  • Sylvia Gayle won the Postdoctoral Research Honorable Mention from the 2017 Research ShowCASE. Award presented at the Graduate Awards Ceremony.
  • Leslie Cuellar Vite won the Graduate Student Appreciate Award from the Graduate Awards Ceremony.
  • The Keri Lab Bakesale for our Velosano rider raised over $300!

April 2017

  • Darcie Seachrist and Sylvia Gayle presented in the 2017 Research ShowCASE.
  • Leslie Cuellar Vite was a featured speaker for the March for Science Cleveland. View her speech here>
  • Lindsey Anstine was awarded the NCI T32 Cancer Biology Training Grant (T32).

February 2017

  • The Keri Lab Bakesale for Velosano raised over $300!

January 2017

  • Lindsey Anstine joined the Keri Lab.

November 2016

  • Dr. Keri was invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
  • Sylvia Gayle was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32).

October 2016

  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni, Sylvia Gayle, Melyssa Shively, and Nicole Restrepo presented posters at The Department of Pharmacology Retreat 2016.
  • Darcie Seachrist, Bryan Webb, and Leslie Cuellar Vite gave oral presentations at The Department of Pharmacology Retreat 2016.
  • Jennifer BrancatoSahni was awarded the Departmental Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Performance at the Department of Pharmacology Retreat 2016.
  • Sylvia Gayle was awarded the Departmental Award for Outstanding Posdoc Performance at the Department of Pharmacology Retreat 2016.
  • Darcie Seachrist won best oral presentation at The Department of Pharmacology Retreat 2016.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni, Sylvia Gayle, and Melyssa Shively won best poster presentations at The Department of Pharmacology Retreat 2016.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni was awarded the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00). 

September 2016

  • Bryan Webb and Leslie Cuellar Vite advance to Ph.D. candidacy.
  • Bryan Webb, Leslie Cuellar Vite, Darcie Seachrist, Nicole Restrepo, and Sylvia Gayle presented posters at the 2nd Great Lakes Breast Cancer Symposium.
  • Jennifer Brancato-Sahni gave an oral presentation at the 2nd Great Lakes Breast Cancer Symposium. 

August 2016

  • Leslie Cuellar Vite attended The Jackson Laboratory 25th Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer.  

July 2016

  • Elyse Donaubauer joined the Keri Lab. 
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni, Leslie Cuellar Vite, Sylvia Gayle, Darcie Seachrist, and Bryan Webb presented posters at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat. 
  • Sylvia Gayle and Darcie Seachrist won best Trainee posters at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat. 
  • Dr. Keri participated as a rider for the VeloSano 3: Bike to Cure. 

May 2016

  • Darcie Seachrist presented her research at the Gordon Research Conference: Mammary Gland Biology in Tuscany, Italy. 
  • Darcie Seachrist receives Poster Excellence Award at the Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium (BGSS). 
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni won Graduate Student Appreciation Award for contributions that improve the CWRU campus and Cleveland communities
  • Sylvia Gayle won The Postdoctoral Research Award for an outstanding research poster at the 2016 Research ShowCASE

April 2016

  • Dr. Keri discussed how the Endocrine Society is advocating for increased funding for the NIH during the Society’s Annual Meeting. View the interview >
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni, Sylvia Gayle, Bryan Webb, and Darcie Seachrist presented a posters at Research ShowCASE 2016
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni presented a poster at 2016 annual AACR meeting
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni won AACR-Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Scholar-In-Training Award 
  • Sylvia Gayle was awarded The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)/Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Travel Award

March 2016

  • Darcie seachrist was accepted to present her research at the Gordon Research Conference: Mammary Gland Biology in Tuscany Italy.
  • Sylvia Gayle was awarded the AACR Scholar in Training Award.

February 2016

  • Dr. Keri featured with Nicole Steinmentz on CNBC Africa for their work on detecting Ebola. View the story >

January 2016

  • Melyssa Shively joined the Keri Lab.

December 2015

  • Dr. Keri has been featured in the National Science Foundation’s online magazine Science Nation with Nicole Steinmetz on their work in detecting Ebola. View their work >

October 2015

  • Darcie Seachrist and Kristen Weber Bonk published an article in Reproductive Toxicology titled “A Review of the Carcinogenic Potential of Bisphenol A.
  • Darcie Seachrist attended the Mammary Stem Cell Workshop, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni, Leslie Cuellar Vite, Sylvia Gayle, and Darcie Seachrist each presented posters in the CWRU Annual Pharmacology Retreat.
  • Darcie Seachrist won the Pharmacology Research Symposium Poster Presentation Award and the Nathan S. Greenfield Family Travel Award at CWRU Department of Pharmacology’s Annual Retreat.
  • Leslie Cuellar Vite was appointed in the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program.

August 2015

  • Sylvia Gayle is serving as a mentor for the Student National Medical Association and Latino Medical Student Association.
  • Nicole Restrepo joined the Keri Lab.

July 2015

  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni and Darcie Seachrist each presented posters in Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Retreat, Cleveland, OH.

June 2015

  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni, Sylvia Gayle, and Darcie Seachrist each presented posters in the Great Lakes Breast Cancer Symposium.
  • Sylvia Gayle presented a poster in the Gordon Research Conference: Mammary Gland Biology.
  • Sylvia Gayle received the Gordon Research Conference Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship to attend the Gordon Research Conference: Mammary Gland Biology where she presented a poster.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni gave an oral presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Mammary Gland Biology.

May 2015

  • Bryan Webb joined the Keri Lab.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni presented a poster at the 38th Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium;
  • Sylvia Gayle served as a student mentor for Case Western Reserve University Summer Undergraduate Research Program; Mentee: Kara Smith, University of Miami.

April 2015

  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni and Sylvia Gayle each presented posters at the Gordon ResearchConference: Cancer Genetics & Epigenetics.

February 2015

  • Sylvia Gayle served as a panelist in the Great Lakes Science Center Health Careers Exploration Day Panelist.

January 2015

  • Leslie Cuellar Vite joined the Keri Lab.
  • Dr. Ruth Keri served in From Science to Cancer Cures Panel in the City Club of Cleveland. Check out the panel >