The Naba Lab is part of a collaborative effort awarded a 5-year NIH grant to study the role of the ECM in ovarian cancer

posted by Alexandra Naba   [ updated ]

 

The Naba lab is part of team led by Drs. Pam Kreeger, Kristyn Masters and Paul Campangnola from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that has been awarded a 5-year NIH grant to decipher teh roles of the extracellular matrix in ovarian cancer progression and metastasis.

Read more about the project here.

Alexandra is lecturing at the 2018 FEBS Advanced Course on the Extracellular Matrix in Patras, Greece.

posted Sep 16, 2018, 7:17 PM by Alexandra Naba


Matrix Biology is a fast growing field with significant impact in all areas of biosciences. The 6-day meeting will offer invited plenary lectures, talks by confirmed speakers, general lectures and tutorials, selected talks related to the topics of the presented abstracts, poster and flash presentations, panel discussions and speakers' corner/meet the expert. These sessions will address both basic and applied science. The full course description can be found here.

Alexandra is featured in the September issue of Matrix Biology

posted Sep 10, 2018, 8:37 PM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated Sep 10, 2018, 8:54 PM ]



"Defining the matrisome" Dr. Alexandra Naba wins the Rupert Timpl Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Matrix Biology and sponsored by Matrix Biology.

You can read Alexandra's full interview with Matrix Biology here.


Picture: The Rupert Timpl 2018 award presentation at the MBE, July 2018 in Manchester, UK. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Alexandra Naba, award winner; Prof. Dr. Liliana Schaefer, ISMB president; Valerie Teng-Broug, Matrix Biology publisher at Elsevier. Photo: Monika Ciesielska.

Alexandra is receiving the Rupert Timpl award at the 2018 Matrix Biology Europe meeting

posted Jul 20, 2018, 7:52 AM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated Jul 20, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

http://www.confercare.manchester.ac.uk/events/mbe2018/


The MBE2018 meeting in Manchester will mark, almost to the day, 50 years since the very first conference of European matrix biology societies in Cambridge.
At this occasion, Alexandra will receive the 2018 Rupert Timpl award from the International Society for Matrix Biology and sponsored by the journal Matrix Biology.

New Publication: The cancer matrisome: from comprehensive characterization to biomarker discovery

posted Jul 14, 2018, 5:24 AM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated Jul 14, 2018, 5:31 AM ]

Our latest review presents recent developments in computational and proteomic technologies that have led to the characterization of the ECM of tumors. These approaches have resulted in the definition of protein signatures distinguishing tumors from normal tissues, primary from secondary tumors, and tumors from other diseases such as fibrosis. We discuss recent studies that have demonstrated that the levels of expression of certain ECM genes is prognostic of cancer patient survival and can thus serve as biomarkers. We also discuss recent proteomic studies that have identified novel ECM proteins playing functional roles in cancer progression and thus have the potential to be exploited as therapeutic targets. Read our review here.


Alexandra receives the 2018 Rising Star award from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics!

posted May 10, 2018, 4:49 PM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated Jun 13, 2018, 1:40 PM ]




Alexandra received the 2018 Rising Star award from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine at UIC. This Departmental Rising Star Award recognizes a junior faculty member who has demonstrated strong potential to be a future leader in his or her field of research.

See all the pictures of the award ceremony here.

Morgan and Kyleen receive LASURI awards!

posted May 1, 2018, 6:33 PM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated May 1, 2018, 6:34 PM ]

Congratulations to Morgan Win and Kyleen Jan (mentored by Dr. Christina Nicholas in the College of Dentistry) for receiving Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) awards for the 2018-2019 academic year! More information about the program can be found here.

Alexandra is giving a talk at the 2018 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research

posted Apr 16, 2018, 5:04 AM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated Jul 8, 2018, 4:05 PM ]



Alexandra will give a talk entitled "Profiling the extracellular matrix landscape of tumormicroenvironments using proteomics" at the 2018 AACR meeting, as part of the mini-symposium "Expanding the Definition of the Tumor Microenvironment" Tuesday 4/17 at 3:00pm.
Alexandra's abstract can be found here, and her talk will be available as a webcast on May 9, 2018.

New Publication: Extracellular matrix in lung development, homeostasis and disease.

posted Mar 24, 2018, 4:00 PM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated Mar 24, 2018, 4:01 PM ]

In this review, we assessed the current state of the field of lung ECM biology, and identify opportunities to advance knowledge that would inform novel approaches to understand, diagnose, and treat lung diseases of childhood and adults. [Full Text]

Alexandra is lecturing at the 8th Hong Kong University - Pasteur Cell Biology course

posted Mar 13, 2018, 2:33 PM by Alexandra Naba   [ updated Mar 24, 2018, 4:01 PM ]



 At the invitation of Drs. Roberto Bruzzone (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France and HKU) and Philippe Chavrier (Institut Curie, Paris, France), Alexandra will be giving series of lectures on matrisomics methods and application at the 8th Hong Kong University - Pasteur Cell Biology course. The theme of this year course is "Proteomics in cell biology of human diseases".

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