05-18-22 Congratulations to Paola Vera-Licona for winning the competitive Worldwide Interstellar Initiative Alumni Program. Paola, along with her collaborators, won the award from the New York Academy of Sciences and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. This collaborative program brings international scientists together, early in their careers, as a means of fostering scientific achievements. See UConn Today for the complete article.
05-04-22 Ashkan Novin (graduate student) and Kshitiz (PI) from Evolutionary Medicine Group led by Kshitiz received the prestigious RNA Therapeutics Fellowship by Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to create a commercial idea to prevent cancer from spreading.
02-02-22 Yasir Suhail from Evolutionary Medicine Group led by Kshitiz published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), mapping the genetic and transcriptional across mammals with different placental invasion. Kshitiz lab, along with Gunter Wagner at Yale had previously advanced a theory “Evolved Levels of Invasability” drawing a causation between type of pregnancy in mammals, and rates of cancer malignancy in mammals.