Department of Pharmacology
and Chemical Biology
Due to several new grants, we are hiring a all levels. New open positions available to applicants include openings for an entry level, a postdoctoral fellow, an experienced technician (Lead Research Specialist), and an experience Ph.D.-level staff scientist to join our team and contribute to our projects, including our research on adult and pediatric gliomas as well as neurofibromatosis. These positions will include opportunities to collaborate with other neuro-oncology groups at Emory. Please send Dr. Read your resume and contact information for 3 references to apply to our openings. Alternately, please see Emory Careers and search for "Renee Read" to apply directly through Emory HR. These are great positions for new and experienced trainees looking for research opportunities that combine neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, cancer biology, and pre-clinical and clinical neuro-oncology research. Come join our team!
Dr. Read has started a new role at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University as Assistant Director for Basic Research and Shared Resources. She will be working with Dr. Greg Lesinski and Winship leadership to support bench-to-bedside research!
Congratulations to Julia Gonzalez Valera Saborio on our new @NINDSDiversity award to support her graduate training in neurooncology with our lab. Thank you the Emory IMSD program, 4+1 Cancer Biology Program, and everyone else @acorbe2 for supporting Julia!
Due to new funding from CURE Childhood Cancer Foundation, we are hiring a new postdoctoral fellow to work with us on developing human brain organoid models of high-grade pediatric gliomas to examine origins of tumor stem cells and tumor cell -glial cell interaction in the neural microenvironment, which involves collaboration with other neuro-oncology groups at Emory, such as Steven Sloan's lab. Please reach out to Dr. Read to learn more about this project as well as other research and career development opportunities. To apply, please send Dr. Read your resume and contact information for 3 references. Join our team!
Check out Renee's new invited review and commentary on repurposing verteporfin as a treatment for glioblastoma in this month's issue of Neuro-Oncology:
Due to new funding from NINDS, we are hiring a new postdoctoral fellow to work with us on receptor tyrosine kinase fusion variants in pediatric gliomas. This position will include work with human brain organoid models and animal models to examine origins of tumor stem cells and tumor cell - glial cell interactions in the neural microenvironment, and will involve collaboration with other neuro-oncology groups at Emory. Please send Dr. Read your resume and contact information for 3 references if you are interested in joining our team.
Dr. Read has been promoted to Associate Professor! Thank you to all of the current and previous members who contributed to the successes of our lab! This is an important recognition of everyone's contributions!
We have been awarded a pilot grant from the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine for our research on repurposing the drug verteporfin as a new therapy for pediatric glioblastoma. We're excited to expand our translational research on new therapies for brain tumors, and to hopefully launch new clinical trials for children with brain tumors.
We have been awarded a new Winship Pilot Award for our research on receptor tyrosine kinase fusion variants in pediatric gliomas in human and mouse models. Excited to get started on a new collaboration with Dr. Brian Olson at Winship! Time to celebrate!
Welcome to Julia Gonzalez Varela Saborio, a rising Emory senior who joins our lab as a IMSD student. Julia will be working on animal models of glioma, and plans to continue research as an independent study student throughout the academic year. Excited to have undergraduates back in the lab!
Check out our recent collaborative work with the Hambardzumyan lab on inflammatory signaling in pediatric gliomas. We were happy to help bring this exciting science to fruition. We look forward to continued collaborations with Dolores and her team!
Looking forward to seeing everyone today online at the 2020 virtual Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting. Please see my on-demand talk in Experimental and Translation Sciences Session III EXTH-27 - YAP/TAZ transcriptional co-activators create therapeutic vulnerability to verteporfin in EGFR mutant glioblastoma. #SNO2020 @NeuroOnc
Announcing the Read Lab's new publication on the role of YAP and TAZ transcription factors in glioblastoma stem cells. This publication goes all the way from flies to humans, and forms the basis of our new clinical trial of the drug Verteporfin for glioblastoma. Congrats to all authors and lab members for their hard work on this important and exciting story:
Welcome to Elizabeth Young, who is the newest member of our lab. She joins us after graduating from Davidson College earlier this year, having completed thesis research in Drosophila with Dr. Karen Hales. Welcome to Atlanta and Emory Elizabeth! We are glad to have her, and look forward to her success with our group.
Renee spent the month writing papers and grants, and submitted exciting new multi-PI grant proposals to the DoD and NIH on our research with the YAP/TAZ pathway and verteporfin. Finger crossed that reviewers appreciate our research!
The Read lab is looking for a new lab manager (aka Lead Research Specialist or similar position) to help run our mouse colony, oversee new trainees, and execute genomics and genetics experiments. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in histochemistry, immunofluorescence, and neuroanatomy. If you are interested, feel free to reach out to Renee directly by email or social media.
Renee is a graduate student again! This week she started Emory's Executive Masters in Public Health program, with a focus on applied epidemiology. She's excited to start this new step in her research career and to join the public health community of @EmoryRollins, @EmoryEpi #EMPH
Congratulations to former @RRead_Lab member and @EmoryNeurosurg resident Dr. Krish Vigneswaran on starting his new faculty position at UT-Houston. I'm so proud to have Krish as the first trainee from the lab to become a faculty member! Best of luck in his research efforts to fight against glioblastoma.