Marcela is a PhD student in the laboratory of Prof Ana Elizabete Silva, Departamento de Biologia, IBILCE – UNESP Campus de São José do Rio Preto, SP in Brazil. Marcela is working on microbial factors and the relationship with gastrointestinal cancer. Marcela will be working with me in the CSM during January 2015 through funding provided by the RCSI ISCA Brazil scheme on the Fusobacterium mediated expression of cytokine mRNA and related miRNAs in colorectal tissue and blood samples from colorectal cancer patients.
Jeb is a PhD student at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) in Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Jeb is subcontracted (through the RSPH Graduate Research Assistant Position) to work part-time with my colleague Dr Veronika Fedirko (RSPH) and me from funding on my current HRB grant on selenium and colorectal cancer. Jeb will be helping us (October 2014 to February 2015) on our analysis of selenoprotein gene pathway variation and selenium status interactions in regard to colorectal cancer risk.
Tereza is a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr Pavel Soucek in Prague working on cancer pharmacogenomics. Pavel leads the Toxicogenomics Department & Group for Biotransformations in the Centre of Occupational Medicine at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Prague, Czech Republic. Tereza will be working with me in the CSM during September to November 2014 on the expression of selenoprotein gene mRNA and related miRNAs in colorectal tissue and blood samples from colorectal cancer patients.