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Aaron Horning Will Be Starting A Postdoc At Stanford

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Author: Dr. Kay Oyajobi | Category: Final Words... | Cancer Biology | Cancer Biology | April 03, 2017

Congratulations to one of our students, Aaron Horning (Cancer Biology track) who has been selected to be a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford Cancer Systems Biology Scholars (CSBS) Program at Stanford University funded by a R25 from NCI. Aaron successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on February 15th and will be graduating in May!

The highly competitive Stanford CSBS Program is an innovative multidisciplinary, curriculum-based postdoctoral training program for cancer and bio-computational researchers who wish to take a systems biology approach to “identify and elucidate clinically-relevant cellular and molecular networks underlying cancer risk, initiation, progression and treatment response.”

Based on his research plan and his mentors' proposal, Aaron will be working in the labs of a primary mentor (Michael Snyder) and co-mentor (Dr. Christina Curtis). Dr. Michael Snyder is the Stanford B. Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics and Director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is one of the foremost systems biologists in the world. 

His laboratory was the “first to perform a large-scale functional genomics project in any organism, and has developed many technologies in genomics and proteomics including the development of proteome chips, high resolution tiling arrays for the entire human genome, methods for global mapping of transcription factor binding sites (ChIP-chip now replaced by ChIP-seq), paired end sequencing for mapping of structural variations in eukaryotes, de novo genome sequencing of genomes using high throughput technologies and RNA-Seq.”

Aaron, who is currently a predoctoral trainee on our NCI T32, will be staying on in his current mentor’s lab here at UT Health San Antonio to complete work on and submit his second first-author manuscript. He will start at Stanford on September 1st.

Congratulations also to his mentor, Dr. Tim Huang (Molecular Medicine)!

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