Lab News

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2022

July

Congratulations to Amanda Riley on receiving a  F31 fellowship to support her research! 

Welcome to our summer high school internship (SHIP) students Dara Jimenez and Luna Tewolde!

June

Welcome to MSTP student Alex Shida, who joins us for a mini rotation!

Welcome to MCB student Heather Borror, who joins the lab to conduct her Ph.D. research

Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. April Lo on successfully defending her dissertation! 

May

Alice is featured in the Fred Hutch Science Says expert series on precision oncology!

Welcome to our undergraduate research intern Saksham Gupta who is joining us from IIT Kanpur!

Congratulations Alice on her fantastic seminar and promotion to Associate Professor!

March

Welcome to spring rotation student Heather Borror (MCB)

2021

November

April's paper is published in Science Signaling. Congratulations, April!

Congratulations to the Berger and Nabet labs for recieving a collaborative Human Biology Pilot Project Award!

October

Alice recieves a 4-year Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to study paralog synthetic lethality!

September

Congratulations to Phoebe Parrish for recieving third place in this years poster competiton at the Human Biology retreat! Well done!

Congratulations to Amanda Riley this years recipient of the Galloway Cup for taking first place in the poster competition at the Human Biology retreat! Well deserved!

Welcome our new high school research interns Grace Wang and Akshay Vakharia!

Welcome Dr. Amanda Bradley who joins the lab as a post-doc. Congratulations to Amanda on recieving a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her research!

Welcome Callie Rominger, our new research tech! 

August

The lab celebrates its second publication in Cell Reports! This project was lead by Phoebe Parrish, congratulations everyone!

The lab celebrates its first publication in Nature Communications! This work was lead by Dr. Athea Vichas and Amanda Riley, great work everyone!

April

Alice receives a MERIT award from the National Cancer Institute which will fund 7 years of research into RIT1-mutant cancers. Congratulations, Alice!

January

Welcome Eric Morales Perez, who joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher and lab aide!

2020

March

Alice appeared on LCFA’s Hope with Answers podcast to talk about lung cancer and the stigma associated with being diagnosed alongside patient, advocate, and co-founder of EGFR Resisters, Jill Feldman. Listen on LCFA’s website, or find the Hope with Answers podcast on all major podcast streaming platforms (Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify). Check it out!

January

Our lab's collaboration with the Bradley Lab, recently published in Nature Genetics, is highlighted on the Fred Hutch website.

2019

September

Alice Berger receives a Career Enhancement Program Award from the newly established Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Lung Cancer

Amanda Riley appointed to Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program at the University of Washington. Congratulations, Amanda!

Congratulations to Phoebe Parrish on receiving funding from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!

August

We wish a fond farewell to Maria McSharry as she starts graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. Best wishes Maria!

July

Welcome to Shriya Kamlapurkar, our new research tech!

June

Alice Berger awarded the inaugural Fred Hutch Innovators Network Endowed Chair

Welcome to Phoebe Parrish and Amanda Riley who join the lab to conduct their Ph.D. research

Welcome to summer rotation student Andrea Belleville (MSTP)

May

Welcome to Dr. Sitapriya Moorthi who joins the lab as a post-doc. Congratulations to Sita on receiving a Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center fellowship to support her research

April

Congratulations to Athea, Maria, and April who each received funding to attend the AACR annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Welcome to spring rotation students James Anderson (MCB) and Phoebe Parrish (Genome Sciences)

January

Alice Berger receives the Devereaux Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Welcome to winter rotation student Amanda Riley

 

2018

October

Congratulations to Athea on receiving a Lung Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship to support her postdoctoral research

Thank you to Seattle Translational Tumor Research for our STTR Data Generation & Bioinformatics grant!

September

Kristin Holmes has been appointed to Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program at the University of Washington. Congratulations, Kristin!

Welcome to autumn rotation student Katharine Chen (MCB)

August

We wish a fond farewell to Naomi Nkinsi as she starts medical school at UW. Best wishes Naomi!

July

Welcome to summer rotation students Maya Lewinsohn (MSTP) and Jessica Gianopulos (MCB).

February

Alice Berger receives the Lori Monroe Translational Research Scholarship from the LCFA/IASLC to support research on lung cancer in non-smokers

January

Kristin Holmes receives a AACR Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award. Congratulations, Kristin!

Welcome to winter rotation student Hannah Lewis

 

2017

November

Dr. Athea Vichas joins the lab as our first post-doc. Welcome, Athea!

New L1000/Connectivity Map paper out in Cell! Check it out - over a million profiles generated!

September

April Lo, new Ph.D. student in the Genome Sciences program, has joined the lab

August

Thank you to the Cancer Center for our CCSG New Investigator support grant!

May

Kristin Holmes, new Ph.D. student in the MCB program, has joined the lab

February

Alice Berger named recipient of the Stephen H. Petersdorf Lung Cancer Research Award

 

2016

October

Welcome to the first two Berger Lab members, research techs Naomi Nkinsi and Maria McSharry!

September

Berger Lab opens at Fred Hutch

August

Alice Berger’s high-throughput phenotyping paper out and on cover at Cancer Cell!

June

Alice Berger named recipient of the Fred Hutch President’s Young Investigator Award