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Congratulations to Nicole Lacke on her Pfizer internship! December 2022
Congratulations are in order for Nicole Lacke who will be doing an internship with Pfizer in the Summer of 2023. Nicole has been working in the Matson Lab for almost a year now and recently completed a large analysis of low grade endometrioid endometrial carcinomas and GATA2 expression. This is a super opportunity for Nicole!

Congratulations to Tatiana on her first MSTP (MD/PhD program) acceptance! December 2022
Congratulations to our own Tatiana Pavletich on her first acceptance to a Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) program for Fall 2023! These are highly competitive programs and it has been Tatiana’s goal to pursue this training. We look forward to her finishing up her last semester in the laboratory before transitioning to the next stage of her training!

See you at the 2023 USCAP Annual Meeting October 2022
We had our abstract related to the expression of GATA2 in AML accepted to the 2023 USCAP Annual Meeting in New Orleans, March 11-16, 2023. This was another group effort by pathology resident Daniel Robbins, as well as lab members Trey Gilpin, Apoorva Patil, and CMB graduate student rotator Nicholas Cwidak. Congrats and see you in New Orleans!

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.