Schirmer Presents at UNC Fall Student Seminar Series


PhD student Amelia Schirmer spoke at the Pathobiology and Translational Science Fall Student Seminar Series at UNC on Oct. 25th.  Her presentation was titled “Investigating the Non-Canonical Role of Hippo Kinase Serine/Threonine Kinase 3 (STK3) in Prostate Cancer.”

We hope this is a step toward creating a thriving collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) Pathology PhD Program. Later this semester, another student will present at this series, and in spring of 2023 we plan to have a joint symposium that is organized by the Duke and UNC students.

“The talk went really well,” said Shirmer, who is a part of the Dr. Everardo Macias Lab. “The UNC group asked great questions and were incredibly friendly and open. I am looking forward to continuing to develop this relationship between our programs and getting exposure to other topics within the field of pathology research.”

Sophia Roush, part of the Dr. Yuri Fedoriw Lab at UNC also made a presentation, titled “Investigating the Impact of HIV and ART on the T-Cell Receptor Repertoire in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphona.”