Rejniak Lab News

* 2017 September 28th, Reception Honoring USF Health Faculty Promoted & Tenured in 2017, Mise en Place Restaurant, Lafayette Room, Tampa.

* 2017 August 30-31st, research visit to Moffitt/IMO of Ms. Catherine Berrouet and Mr. Jake Nadulek from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) at Boca Raton, FL, in collaboration with Dr. Necibe Tuncer (FAU).

* 2017 August 10th, SURE Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Poster Fair, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Nikolaos Dimitriou presented work that included our modeling framework.

* 2017 July 26-29th, Annual Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America MAA MathFest-2017, Chhicago, IL; Catherine Berrouet and Jake Nadulek from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) presented the PICMath project in collaboration with Necibe Tuncer from FAU.

* 2017 July 17-20th, Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology, Salt Lake City, UT; Our work was presented by Aleksandra Karolak.

* 2017 July11-12th, First Annual CSBC-PSON Junior Investigator Meeting Bethesda, MA; Poster presented by Aleksandra Karolak; Aleksandra was also a co-chair of the meeting organizing committee.

* 2017 June 26th, Mr. Sharan Poonja, a pre-college student at the University of South Florida, has joint our lab as an intern.

* 2017 June 22-24th, Polish Association of Women in Mathematics, Rzeszow, Poland, Talk by Kasia Rejniak.

* 2017 June 12th, Cancer Biology & Evolution Symposium, Moffitt, Tampa, FL. Poster presentations by Aleksandra Karolak and Martin Busik.

* 2017 May 17-19th, research visit to Moffitt/IMO of Dr. Hermann Frieboes, University of Louisville.

* 2017 May 5th, Mr. Martin Busik, a graduate student at the University of Zilina in Slovakia, has joint our lab as an intern.

* 2017 May 4th, Moffitt Cancer Center Scientific Symposium, Tampa, FL. Poster presentations by Aleksandra Karolak and Rupin Singh.

* 2017 April 1-5th, AACR Annual Meeting, Washington DC, a poster given by Rupin Singh.

* 2017 March 27-31st, MBI workshop: "Hybrid Multi-Scale Modeling and Validation"; a talk and a poster given by Kasia Rejniak and Aleksandra Karolak.

* 2017 March 10th, Moffitt Junior Researchers Scientiffic Retreat, Tampa; a short talk given by Aleksandra Karolak.

* 2017 February 26-28th, Mathematical Oncology Meeting, CSBC-PSOC Research Networks, Phoenix, AZ; invited talk by Kasia Rejniak.

* 2017 February 24th, USF Research Day, poster presentation given by Rupin Singh in collaboration with Dr. M. Wiranowska from USF Morsani College of Medicine.

* 2017 February 11-15th, Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; podium talks by Aleksandra Karolak and Kasia Rejniak.

* 2017 February 5-10th, Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer, Galveston, TX; poster presentation by Aleksandra Karolak.

* 2017 February 1st, Moffitt Faculty Appreciation Day, annoncement of faculty promotion to Associate Member.

* 2017 January 31st, seminar talk at the IMO Research-in-Progress weekly meeting given by Aleksandra Karolak.

* 2017 January 30th, Moffitt Award for First Major Grant in recognition of and NIH/NCI-funded project “Physical Dynamics of Cancer Response to Chemotherapy in 3D Microenvironments” in collaboration with Vanderbilt University.

* 2017 January 27th, research visit to Florida Atlantic University for a colloquium talk and the PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) project joint with Dr. Necibe Tuncer.

* 2017 January 12th, invited seminar at the Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (MINM) Research-in-Progress weekly seminar given by Aleksandra Karolak.

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2017 September 28th, Reception Honoring USF Health Faculty Promoted & Tenured in 2017, Mise en Place Restaurant, Tampa

 

 

 

2017 August 10th, SURE--Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Poster Fair, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Nikolaos Dimitriou from National Technical University of Athens and a participant in the SURE program at the McGill University in Montreal presented work "Dynamics of cancer cell populations in 3D environments" that included our agent-based modeling framework.

 

 

2017 July 26-29th, an Annual Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America MAA MathFest 2017 in Chicago

Catherine Berrouet and Jake Nadulek from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) at Boca Raton, FL presented a talk "A Mathematical Model Based on IC50 Curves To Predict Tumor Responses to Drugs", a PICMath (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences) project in collaboration between Kasia Rejniak (IMO) and Necibe Tuncer (FAU). Conference seassion: https://www.maa.org/node/865262/

 

 

2017 July 17-20th, an Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology, Salt Lake City, Utah

Aleksandra Karolak presented a poster "Organoid3D: the role of microenvironmental heterogeneity on the development of breast tumor spheroids elucidated with computational modeling".

 

2017 July 11-12th, CSBC-PSON Junior Investigator Meeting, Bethesdam MA

Aleksandra Karolak served as a chair-organiser of the Frist CSBC-PSON (Cancer Systems Biology Consortium & Physical Sciences Oncology Network) Junior Investigator meeting at the NIH/NCI campus in Bethesda.

Aleksandra has also presented a poster "Organoid3D: the role of microenvironmental heterogeneity on the development of breast tumor spheroids elucidated with computational modeling".

 

 

2017 June 26th, Mr. Sharan Poonja joins our lab as a pre-college student intern for a research project "Defining a digital cell signature based on tumor spheroids".

 

June 22-24th 2017 -- Polish Association of Women in Mathematics, A conference to commemorade the 100th birthday of Prof. Helena Rasiowa, Rzeszow, Poland

Kasia Rejniak will give a talk "A mathematiocal model of interstitial transport with application to chemotherapy"

 

June 12th 2017 -- Cancer Biology and Evolution Symposium, Moffitt Cancer Center

Aleksandra Karolak has presened a poster "From single cells to organoids: studying the interplay between therapeutic agents and tumor microenvironment" in collaboration with Dr. Morse (Moffitt Imaging & Metabolism) and Drs. McCawley and Markov (Vanderbilt).

Martin Busik has presented a poster "Circulating Tumor Cells: Flow and Capture Analysis of Cells and Cell Clusters in microfluidics and Vessels" in collaboration with Dr. Cimrka (University of Zilina, Slovakia).

 

2017 May 5th, Mr. Martin Busik joins our lab as a graduate student intern for a research project funded by the the National Scholarship Programme of the Republic of Slovakia. He will work on the "Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood flow and Microfluidic Devices" project.

 

May 4th 2017 -- Moffitt Cancer Center Scientific Symposium

Aleksandra Karolak presented a poster "Linking Mutations, Drug Mechanisms and Microenvironmental Heterogeneity to Predict Treartment Efficacy using Organoid3D Model" in collaboration with Dr. McCawley and Dr. Markov from Vanderbilt Univ.

Rupin Singh presented a poster "Cross-Disciplinary Optimization of Nano-Drug-Delivery to Ovarian Carcinoma and Glioma Cells" in collaboration with Dr. Wiranowska and Dr. Alcantar from USF.

 

April 1-5th 2017, AACR Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

A poster "Cross-disciplinary Optimization of Nano-Drug Delivery to Ovarian Carcinoma and Glioma Cells" has been presented by Rupin Singh.This project is in collaboration with Drs. Marzenna Wiranowska and Norma Alcantar from USF.

 

March 27-31st 2017, MBI workshop on "Hybrid Multi-Scale Modeling and Validation", Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

An invited talk “Up-close and personal with drug delivery: hybrid models of micro-pharmacodynamics informed by medical imaging" has been given by Kasia Rejniak. A poster "Imaged-based computational predictions of imaging agent efficacy in pancreatic tumors espressing TLR2" has been presented by Aleksandra Karolak.

 

March 10th 2017, Moffitt Junior Researchers Scientiffic Retreat, Tampa

A short talk on “Organoid3D Model: Elucidating the role of tumor microenvironment heterogeneity ” has been given by Aleksandra Karolak.

 

February 26-28th 2017, Mathematical Oncology Meeting, CSBC-PSOC Networks, Phoenix, AZ

An invited talk “Up-close and personal with drug delivery: from in silico organoids toward personalized chemotherapy” has been given by Kasia Rejniak.

 

 

2017 February 24th, University of South Florida Research Day

A research poster "Cross-Disciplinary Optimization of Nano-Drug Delivery to Ovarian Carcinoma and Glioma Cells" presentated by Rupin Singh in collaboration with Dr. Marzenna Wiranowska from USF Morsani College of Medicine and Dr. Norma Alcantar from USF Chemical & Biomedical Engineering. Rupin won the Interprofessional Research Award. USF e-poster

 

 

February 11-15th 2017, Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

An invited talk “Physical interactions in ductal microinvasions: integrating histology with computational modeling” has been given by Kasia Rejniak as a part of the minisymposium: Cancer Cell Biophysics.

A symposium talk "Elucidating the role of tumor microenvironmental heterogeneity with a computational model of 3D breast spheroids" has been given by Aleksandra Karolak as a part of the Computational Methods and Bioinformatics session. Aleksandra has also chaired this session.

 

February 5-10th 2017, Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer, Galveston, TX

a poster "Linking mutations, drug mechanisms and microenvironmental heterogeneity to predict treatment efficacy in the 3D in silico model of tumor organoids" in collaboration with Lisa McCawley and Dmitry Markov labs (Vanderbilt) was presented by Aleksandra Karolak.

 

 

 

February 1st, 2017, Faculty Appreciation Day, Moffitt faculty promoted in 2017

 

 

2017 January 31st, IMO Research-in-Progress weekly seminar. Aleksandra Karolak has presented her work: "Linking mutations, drug mechanisms and microenvironmental heterogeneity to predict treatment efficacy in the 3D in silico model of tumor spheroids".

 

2017 January 20th, presentation of Moffitt Award for the First Major Grant, in recognition of an NIH/NCI-funded project “Physical Dynamics of Cancer Response to Chemotherapy in 3D Microenvironments” in collaboration with Dr. Lisa McCawley and Dr. Dmitry Markov from Vanderbilt University.

 

2017 January 27th, research visit to Florida Atlantic University for a colloquium talk at the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the PIC Math project (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences), in collaboration with Dr. Necibe Tuncer, part of her PIC-Math grant funded by Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

 

2017 January 12th, Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (MINM) Research-in-Progress weekly seminar. Aleksandra Karolak has presented her work: "Linking mutations, drug mechanisms and microenvironmental heterogeneity to predict treatment efficacy in teh 3D in silico model of tumor spheroids".