News & Events

July 2018

  • Darcie Seachrist and Natasha Ingles-Martinez won Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the 2018 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Retreat.
  • Lindsey Anstine, Elyse Donaubauer, Darcie Seachrist, Bryan Webb, Leslie Cuellar Vite, Melyssa Shively, and Natasha Ingles-Martinez presented posters at the 2018 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Retreat.
  • Dr. Keri and Lindsey Anstine participated as riders for the VeloSano 5: Bike to Cure.

June 2018

  • Lindsey Anstine received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Fellowship Award 2018.
  • Nick Latina joined the Keri Lab as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Pharmacology (SURP).
  • Kareem King joined the lab as part of the Summer Research Program funded by the Young Scientist Foundation.

May 2018

  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni received the Doctoral Excellence Award for the Department of Pharmacology.
  • Parth Majmudar was awarded the Molecular Therapeutics Training Program Grant, T32.
  • Natasha Ingles-Martinez won the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Scholar of the Year Award.
  • Lindsey Anstine won 2nd place in the 2018 Art of Science Contest held by the Graduate Education Office and the School of Medicine.
  • The Keri Lab Bake Sale for our VeloSano riders raised over $300!

April 2018

  • Jennifer Hoffman presented a poster at Research ShowCASE. 

January 2018

  • Parth Majmudar joined the Keri Lab.

November 2017

  • Sylvia Gayle was awarded the National Cancer Institute Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, F32.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni published in Pharmacology Research, “Targeting bromodomain and extraterminal proteins in breast cancer."

October 2017

  • Melyssa Shively won best oral presentation at the Department of Pharmacology Retreat 2017 at the Kalahari Resort.
  • Leslie Cuellar Vite presented her research at the AACR Breast Cancer Conference in Hollywood, CA.
  • Leslie Cuellar Vite was a panelist at the SACNAS Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah for the March for Science-Cleveland.

September 2017

  • Melyssa Shively advanced to Ph.D. candidacy.
  • Darcie Seachrist won Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the Department of Pharmacology Annual Research Symposium.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni and Sylvia Gayle published in Oncoscience, “BETi induction of mitotic catastrophe: towing the LIN9."
  • Bryan Webb was awarded the National Cancer Institute Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, F31.

August 2017

  • Natasha Ingles-Martinez joined the Keri Lab.
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni published in Cancer Research, “Mitotic Vulnerability in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Associated with LIN9 Is Targetable with BET Inhibitors.”
  • Darcie Seachrist presented her research at the Hormone-Dependent Cancers Gordon Research Conference in Newry, Maine.

July 2017

  • Bryan Webb won Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the 2017 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Retreat.
  • Dr. Keri and Lindsey Anstine participated as riders for the VeloSano 4: Bike to Cure.

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 Bake Sale for our VeloSano riders 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 National Cancer Institute Cancer Biology Training Grant, T32.

February 2017

  • The Keri Lab Bake Sale for our VeloSano riders 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 Brancato Sahni 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 Post-doc 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 advanced 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 2016 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Retreat. 
  • Sylvia Gayle and Darcie Seachrist won best Trainee posters at the 2016 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual 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 received the Poster Excellence Award at the Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium (BGSS). 
  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni won the 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 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 was 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 was 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 in 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 served 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 presented posters at the 2015 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Retreat.

June 2015

  • Jennifer Brancato Sahni, Sylvia Gayle, and Darcie Seachrist 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 presented posters at the Gordon Research Conference: 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. Keri served in From Science to Cancer Cures Panel in the City Club of Cleveland. Check out the panel