Welcome Dr. Trey Gilpin  August 2022
A very warm welcome to Dr. Trey Gilpin who joins the lab as a post-doc, having recently defended his PhD thesis in Dr. Zsuzsanna Fabry’s lab. As a graduate student, Trey worked on tuberculosis pathogenesis with a focus on the central nervous system. In the Matson lab, Trey will be examining factors that regulate chromosomal instability in the endometrium and hematopoietic systems. Welcome Trey! We are thrilled to have you!

See you at the ISEH Annual Meeting July 2022
We had our abstract related to the expression of GATA2 in patient MDS bone marrow samples selected for a poster presentation at the ISEH Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, September 1-4. This was a group effort which is reflected by the author list including Tatiana, Apoorva, and Demetra.

Welcome Nicole! June 2022
Nicole Lacke joins the lab as an undergraduate with experience in Drosophila genetics. She will work closely with Apoorva to develop her skills in cell biology and molecular biology and plans to make important contributions to our work on MDS and endometrial serous carcinoma, before transitioning to her own independent project. Welcome Nicole!

Welcome Demetra! November 2021
Demetra Pahopos has joined the lab and will be working with Tatiana to finalize our study on the role of GATA2 in MDS using patient bone marrow samples. This project has moved very quickly and Demetra will help Tatiana bring it across the finish line. While there have been a number of studies measuring GATA2 RNA transcript levels in cases of MDS, to do date nobody has been able to measure GATA2 protein levels (the gold standard for such analyses). This work opens up the potential to use GATA2 as a diagnostic or prognostic marker on patient tissue samples in routine clinical practice. The speed with which this project was completed also ensures that Tatiana will be able to present the work as a poster before it is ultimately published, marking a highly successful Sophomore Research Fellowship.

Congratulations to Tatiana July 2021
Tatiana has been awarded a UW-Madison Sophomore Research Fellowship to study the expression and distribution of GATA2 in bone marrow samples from patients with MDS.