ISSUED: 2 August 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University student Adam Hull, the first recipient of the Robert Louis Katz Medical Research Foundation internship in the cancer research laboratory of Shepherd President Mary J.C. Hendrix, presented his research August 1 at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program Mini-Symposium. His poster was titled “Studying the biochemical and molecular properties of aggressive cancer in vitro.”
A biology major from Inwood, Hull spent June and July working in the laboratory with researchers Dr. Richard Seftor, Elisabeth Seftor, and Dr. Naira Margaryan, members of the Hendrix research team. The researchers focus on cancer biology, including the identification of genes responsible for the metastatic phenotype of aggressive cancer cells, including tumor angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, and the effects of anti-cancer agents on tumor cell behavior.
Hull’s internship was funded by the Robert Louis Katz Medical Research Foundation of Chicago. The foundation was established by James and Ellyn Katz in memory of their son, Robert, to support research for diseases in children.
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