News

Summer Student Takaharu Araki named 2020 Regeneron STS Scholar

January, 2020

Taka's investigated the impact of oxygen and mTORC1 activation on central carbon metabolism under the mentorship of Jong Shin.

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Possemato Lab Receives American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant

January, 2020

Dr. Possemato receives the 2019 Above and Beyond Mentorship Award from the NYU Students Advocating for Science, Education, and Medicine

October, 2019

This student led award recognized "a mentor at the NYU School of Medicine who creates an excellent experience for trainees".

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Lab member Vlad Sviderskiy receives NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award!

April, 2018

Lab member Vlad Sviderskiy selected to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

March, 2018

Vlad, an MD/PhD student, was selected in a competition to attend this prestigious meeting in Lindau, Germany, where he will have the opportunity meet current and past Nobel Laureates. Perhaps someday they will be his peers!

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Serine Catabolism by SHMT2 is Required for Proper Mitochondrial Translation Initiation and Maintenance of Formylmethionyl tRNAs

February, 2018

New publication by lab members Minwoo Nam, Daniel McLaughlin, and Denise Minton in the journal Molecular Cell. Serine catabolic enzyme SHMT2 contributes one carbon units required for the production of mitochondrial initiator tRNA formylation. SHMT2 loss impacts mitochondrial translation, depleting mitochondrially encoded proteins and decreasing respiration.

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Press Release: New Way to Target Lung Tumors Unveiled Through Creative Research

February 2, 2018

A protein’s role in helping such cancers respond to their environment may be a key to innovative therapies

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Richard Possemato named a 2018 AACR NextGen Star

January, 2018

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NFS1 Undergoes Positive Selection in Lung Tumors and Protects Cells From Elevated Oxygen Levels and Ferroptosis

November, 2017

New publication by lab members Samantha Alvarez, Vlad Sviderskiy, and Erdem Terzi in the journal Nature. Cancers growing in high-oxygen environments, such as lung adenocarcinomas, select for the iron–sulfur cluster synthesizing enzyme NFS1 to support malignant proliferation and to protect cells from oxidative damage induced cell death

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Richard Possemato named a 2016 Pew-Stewart Scholar

June, 2016

A new group of young researchers is blazing a path of groundbreaking science. On June 9, The Pew Charitable Trusts announced the 2016 class of Pew biomedical scholars, Latin American fellows and Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research.

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Possemato Lab awarded a 2015 Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Grant

April, 2015

Dr. Richard Possemato joins the Pathology Department at the NYU School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor

September 27, 2014

Press Release: How diabetes drugs may work against cancer

September 27, 2014

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Dr. Richard Possemato receives NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award

September 27, 2014

Dr. Richard Possemato wins Margaret and Herman Sokol Post-doctoral Award, Whitehead Institute

September 27, 2014

Press Release: Key metabolic pathway implicated in intractable form of breast cancer

September 27, 2014

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