Summer in Sfanos lab

Congratulations to our summer students Xavier Aviles Hernandez as part of the CSM Summer Internship Program (SIP) and Mya Smith as part of the MERIT program on the successful completion and presentation of their summer research projects under the mentorship of postdoctoral fellow Dr. Janielle Maynard! Mya won 2nd place in her poster session in the high school category!

Mya Smith and Dr. Janielle Maynard

Xavier Aviles Hernandez and Sfanos lab members

Congratulations to Yossef Baidi!

Congratulations to Sfanos lab Undergraduate student Yossef Baidi for his recent graduation with a B.S. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University! Yossef will move on to become a post-baccalaureate Research Associate in the Neal lab within the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute. We look forward to great things to come Yossef!

Congratulations to Dr. Corey Porter!

Dr. Corey Porter, a 2018 Ph.D. graduate of the Sfanos lab, recently attended the commencement ceremony for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to receive her diploma and to be hooded. Dr. Porter is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Matthias Truttmann at the University of Michigan. We are so proud of you Corey!


New from Sfanos Lab: A role for paracrine interleukin‐6 signaling in the tumor microenvironment in prostate tumor growth

Shu-Han Yu, Ph.D.

Dr. Shu-Han Yu was so productive during her time with us as a Ph.D. student that she still continues to publish!  See her latest work examining dependence of tumor cell growth on IL-6 signaling in the prostate tumor microenvironment. Dr. Yu is currently an Assistant Professor at the National Defense Medical Center, Graduate Institute of Life Science, in Taiwan. Congratulations Shu-Han!

Meet Carli Jones, Pathobiology graduate student

Carli Jones

We are very excited to welcome Carli Jones to the lab. Carli is a graduate student in the Pathobiology program at Johns Hopkins who will be conducting her thesis work in the lab. She recently participated in a series of short films highlighting students in the program. Watch Carli talk about Pathobiology and her research interests here:

P.S. She also passed her oral entrance exam this week, congratulations and great work Carli!!

Borna Kassiri presents at South Central Section of the AUA Meeting

JHU medical student Borna Kassiri

Johns Hopkins medical student Borna Kassiri recently presented his Department of Urology Persky fellowship and Sfanos lab summer project at the South Central Section of the AUA meeting in Nashville, TN! Borna’s presentation titled “Profiling the Urinary and Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Healthy Children and Children with Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Urogenital Malformations” was chosen for a moderated poster presentation.  Congratulations Borna!!

Congratulations to Dr. Corey Porter!

Pathobiology graduate student Corey Porter gave her thesis presentation yesterday: “The Induction and Silencing of Lactoferrin, a Putative Prostate Cancer Tumor Suppressor Gene, in the Early Stages of Prostate Neoplasia and Progression”. Corey will be moving on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. Congratulations Corey!!