Lab News

  • 2022

    September

    Andrea Hunger is selected to receive an NIH T32 Institutional Training Grant through the Biotechnology Training Program! Congrats Andrea!

    May

    Dominic Ritacco earns his B.S. in Biochemistry from UW-Madison as a Candidate for Distinctive Scholastic Achievement! Congrats Dom and best of luck as you continue your studies as a member of the Columbia University Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D. program!

    April

    Jason receives an Individual Biomedical Research Award from the Hartwell Foundation – his was among the ten award-winning proposals that represent early-stage, innovative and cutting-edge technology in medicine and biomedical engineering. We are very grateful to join the outstanding community of researchers supported by the Hartwell Foundation!

    January

    We are funded by an American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Scholar Grant. Thank you to the ACS for funding our continued work exploring conditionally essential genes in human cancer cells – we are very happy to be part of the ACS family!

  • 2021

    December

    Aysiah Jaeke (Cancer Biology graduate student) joins the lab; welcome!

    October

    Publication: “CRISPR/Cas9 Screening to Identify Conditionally Essential Genes in Human Cell Lines” (Methods in Molecular Biology)

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    June

    Andrea, Guy, and Nick participate in the Morgridge Summer Science Camp Workshop Series. Together, they created a presentation to share their career paths and scientific goals with middle/high school-aged students throughout the state, provided a (virtual) lab tour, and answered student questions. Great job guys!

    March

    Kim Huggler earns renewal of her NIH T32 Institutional Training Grant through the Genomic Sciences Training Program! Congrats Kim!

    Ross Soens is selected as an awardee of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congrats Ross!

    Launch of Gibco HPLM from Thermo Fisher Scientific/Gibco

    Publication: “CRISPR screens in physiologic medium reveal conditionally essential genes in human cells” (Cell Metabolism)

  • 2020

    December

    Andrea Hunger (IPiB graduate student) and Guy Kunzmann (IPiB graduate student) join the lab; welcome!

    September

    Publication: “Immunometabolic Interplay in the Tumor Microenvironment”

    August

    Lena Yu (Biochemistry undergraduate) joins the lab; welcome!

    Preprint: "CRISPR screens reveal conditionally essential genes in human cells”

    July

    Graduate students Kim, Kyle, and Ross participate in the Morgridge Summer Science Camp Workshop Series. Together, they created a scientific presentation designed for high school-aged students and also provided a (virtual) lab tour. Great job guys!

  • 2019

    December

    Publication: “Human plasma-like medium improves T lymphocyte activation” (iScience)

    Kyle Flickinger (IPiB graduate student) and Ross Soens (IPiB graduate student) join the lab; welcome!

    Jason’s Opinion piece “The Rise of Physiologic Media” is selected as a Trends Editor’s Pick for Best New Reviews

    November

    Publication: “The Rise of Physiologic Media” (Trends in Cell Biology)


    September

    Dominic Ritacco (Biochemistry undergraduate) joins the lab; welcome!

    July

    Michelle White (Postdoctoral Associate) and Nick Rossiter (Assistant Research Specialist) join the lab; welcome!

    April

    Kim Huggler receives NIH T32 Institutional Training Grant through the Genomic Sciences Training Program. Congrats Kim!

    January

    Dr. Jason Cantor receives NIH/NCI K22 Career Transition Development Award.

  • 2018

    December

    Kim Huggler (IPiB graduate student) and Rasika Ramanathan (Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering dual major undergraduate student) join the lab; welcome!

    August

    The Cantor lab officially joins the Metabolism Theme at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!