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October 6, 2023

We're moving!! The Elf Lab will be located at the University of Utah

as of November 16, 2023!

October 3, 2023

Congratulations to Mirielle and Daniele, whose abstract

was accepted for a poster presentation at ASH!

September 26, 2023

Congratulations to George and Chad, whose abstract

was accepted for presentation at ABRCMS!

July 24, 2023

Welcome back to our beloved former technician and

current ASH HONORS medical student, Quinn!!


July 5, 2023

Welcome back to our favorite Lab School student Amy,

and welcome to our new CCB rotation student Darby!

June 21, 2023

Congratulations to Nicole for passing her preliminary exam!

June 20, 2023

Welcome to our new Chicago EYES on Cancer student Llyanna Mercado!

April 27, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Juan Ibarra for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis!

April 22, 2023

Congratulations to Nicole for being awarded the 

ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award!!

March 2, 2023

Welcome to our new CCB graduate student, Nicole!

March 1, 2023

Welcome to our new postdoc, Mirielle!

February 23, 2023

Congratulations to George for being awarded a Jeff Metcalf Fellowship Grant!

February 8, 2023

Congratulations to Hunter for being accepted into the

Cancer Biology Ph.D. program at UChicago!



October 22, 2022

Congratulations to Nicole for being awarded the prestigious

ASH Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award

September 29, 2022

Congratulations to Nicole whose abstract was accepted for an oral presentation

at the 64th Annual ASH Meeting!

September 28, 2022

Welcome to our two new undergrads, George and Melissa!

September 19, 2022

Welcome to our new lab manager, Chris!

August 1, 2022

Welcome to our new research technician, Hunter!

June 27, 2022

Welcome to our FOUR new lab members - Chad, JackyLuluand Amy!

May 13, 2022

Congratulations to Harrison, who will head to the MSTP program

at the University of Michigan this fall!

May 6, 2022

Alex is headed to Pritzker School of Medicine this fall! Congratulations Alex!

April 27, 2022

Congratulations to Nicole for receiving graduate funding from the UChicago IMSD Program

April 15, 2022

We are SO delighted that both Nicole and Deborah have chosen to

pursue their PhDs in the CCB program at UChicago!

April 12, 2022

Our first paper, led by Juan and Yassmin, is out now in Blood Cancer Discovery!

April 4, 2022

Congratulations to Nicole for being awarded an NSF GRFP grant!

March 17, 2022

Nicole will be pursuing her PhD in the CCB program at UChicago!

February 17, 2022

Congratulations to Nicole and Deborah, who were both accepted

to the Committee on Cancer Biology PhD program!


November 12, 2021

Congratulations to Nicole and Harrison, who both received ASH Abstract Achievement Awards!

October 26, 2021

Congratulations to Juan on his ASH Abstract Achievement Award!

October 5, 2021

Nicole, Harrison and Juan will all be presenting their work at ASH this December!

September 22, 2021

Congratulations to Juan, who is the recipient of the Robert C. and Mary Jane Gallo Scholarship!

August 25, 2021

Congratulations to Maria, who has been awarded funding through the Goldblatt Endowment!

August 16, 2021

Welcome to our new PREP Scholar Deborah Rodriguez!

August 2, 2021

Congratulations to Juan for being appointed to the 

T32 Multi-disciplinary Training Grant in Cancer Research!

July 1, 2021

Congratulations to Juan for passing his qualifying exam!

June 25, 2021

Nicole has been designated an. HSF Scholar from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund!

June 15, 2021

Welcome to our new postdoc and AIRC Scholar, Dr. Michele Ciboddo!

June 9, 2021

Congratulations to our three UChicago graduates!!

Yassmin is off to NYC to attend graduate school at Gerstner Sloan Kettering;

Gaby will be working as a clinical research coordinator at the

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine;

Harrison will be working as a research technician in the lab of Giovanni Tonon at 

IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, Italy!


May 26, 2021

Nicole has been accepted into the UCCCC Diversity in Cancer Research Program!

March 4, 2021

Juan has been selected as the student co-chair of the BSD Diversity Committee! 

Congratulations Juan, we are so proud!!


September 8, 2020

Congratulations to Juan, who has been awarded funding through the Goldblatt Endowment!

August 24, 2020

Welcome to our new research technician, Kasia!

July 1, 2020

Future doctor Quinn is off to attend medical school at Kansas City University!

June 24, 2020

Congratulations to Juan, who passed his prelim exam!

June 19, 2020

Harrison has been accepted into the Research Honors Program in Biological Sciences!

May 11, 2020 

Luke and Nicole have been awarded BSCD Summer Fellowships!

May 1, 2020 

Lizi will attend Brown University this Fall!

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