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Our main events include First Friday Coffee and Dissertation celebrations, check back here for dates and locations!

May 17

The 2023 Moffitt Scientific Symposium is a great way for students to showcase their research and see what everyone at Moffitt is up to!

Congratulations to Gosia, Mostafa and Devesh for their featured posters or oral presentations.

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April 14-19 2023

13 students presented their work at this year's American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Conference! Three students, Neel, Janine, and Bina earned awards for their outstanding work. It was a busy week immersed in cutting edge cancer research.


March 15, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. January Watters who successfully defended her thesis entitled "Histone Deacetylase 8 is a novel therapeutic target for Mantle Cell Lymphoma and preserves Natural Killer Cell cytotoxic function"!


March 6, 2023

Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Daniel Lester, who successfully defended his thesis entitled "Fucosylation of HLA-DRB1 in anti-melanoma immunity"! 


January 25, 2022

Congratulations to a number of our students on passing their qualifying exams for candidacy! Bravo Alicia, Angelo, Darwin, Elena, Nada, Nicol, Rob, Sara, and Wynn! 

December 15, 2022

Moffitt PhD Students enjoyed a warm and cozy breakfast this morning of pancakes and hot chocolate served by our very own Research, Education and Training office. Students got into the holiday spirit with painting, and making hand-made ornaments. 

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December 13, 2022

A big round of applause, and heartfelt congratulations to Dr. MacLean Hall on the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation entitled Neoantigen-specific CD4+ TIL are critical effectors of the anti-tumor immune response in metastatic melanoma patients treated with ACT!


October 14, 2022

It was a beautiful afternoon at USF Riverfront Park for our Annual Cancer Biology Student Picnic. Students, staff, and faculty enjoyed grilling, chatting, and playing some outdoor games with giant Jenga being the fan favorite.
In addition, the 2022 Outstanding Research Award was awarded to J. Mandula, Congratulations J!

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September 9, 2022

 The annual Junior Scientist Retreat was held at the Florida Aquarium. The event began with a humorous keynote address from Adam Ruben, PhD about the many career paths open to scientists beyond the academic faculty track. A lunch full of networking and meeting new scientists built momentum for the plenary session from Samuel Falsetti, PhD who provided his experience with switching from academia into industry. In the afternoon, attendees had the option to attend discussion panels centered around careers in academia, start-ups, the pharmaceutical industry, and liaison/consulting roles. The day concluded with exploring the aquarium and a dinner reception. 


March 23rd, 2022

A big round of applause, and heartfelt congratulations to  congratulations to Dr. Ilah Bok on the successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation titled Establishment of a melanoma ESC-GEMM platform and its use to study PTEN tumor suppressor function!


March 4th, 2022

Many congratulations to Dr. Jinyong Huang following the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation titled Cell-free DNA Methylation Signatures in Cancer Detection and Classification!


February 17th, 2022

A big, heart-felt congratulations to Dr. Carly Harro following the successful defense of her Ph.D. dissertation titled Origin and Epigenetic Regulation of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma. 

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