May 2019:

  • We received funding for our work on melanoma from Cowboys for Cancer Research!!
  • Congratulations to Madison Fuller as she prepares to go to the NIH for a post-bacc!

    Silly group photo 2019. From L to R: Jackie, Madison, Rashmi, Prisila, Dr. Ashley, Imran, Andrew

  • Congratulations to Prisila Ramirez as she prepares to go back to the University of Michigan for a Capstone EXROP!
  • Congratulations to Andruw on completing his biomed internship and posters!

April 2019:

  • Prisila Ramirez gave an oral presentation at URCAS!
  • Madison Fuller and Andruw Fierro gave poster presentations at URCAS!

January 2019:

  • Congratulations to Rashmi Joshi and Imran Ali for coauthoring an accepted manuscript! https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9170341
  • Welcome Jackelyn Rocha to the group! Jackelyn is in the NMSU HHMI program.

November 2018:

  • Congratulations to Madison Fuller on being awarded the Space Grant!!

October 2018:

  • Welcome Andruw Fierro to the group! Andruw joins from Las Cruces High School and will be doing a capstone project for high school credit in the laboratory.

Dr. Ashley’s 2018 award for outstanding INBRE investigator

August 2018:

  • Dr. Ashley, Rashmi Joshi, Imran Ali, Daniel Aguirre, and Madison Fuller attended the NM-INBRE conference in Albuquerque, NM. All presented: Dr. Ashley gave an oral presentation and all of the students presented posters highlighting their work.
  • Dr. Ashley was awarded the “Outstanding INBRE Investigator Award” for the 2014-2018 INBRE grant cycle!!

June 2018:

  • Dr. Ashley received a travel award to attend the 2018 NISBRE conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Ashley, Rashmi Joshi, and Imran Ali attended the 2018 NISBRE conference; all presented posters.

May 2018:

  • Congratulations to Grace Hooks! She was named “Outstanding Graduate” for the College of Arts and Sciences for 2018! Grace will return to Yale to work in the lab of Dr. Patrick Sung!
  • Congratulations to Missy Chavez on her graduation and new position! Missy will be starting as a research assistant at McGovern University!!!
  • Welcome to the lab, Madison Fuller!! Madison is a URS through NM-AMP.
  • Welcome to the lab, Daniel Aguirre!! Daniel is a MARC student.

April 2018:

  • Dr. Ashley attended AACR in Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Ashley was selected to represent NM at the national INBRE conference

December 2017:

  • Prisila was selected as an EXROP student! She will be working at the University of Michigan over the summer. Congratulations, Prisila!

November 2017:

  • Dr. Ashley was selected to attend a Big Data workshop at Georgetown University!
  • Dr. Ashley received a travel award to attend the same workshop!

October 2017:

  • Grace attended ABRCMs in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Missy attended SACNAS in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Presenting with ATTITUDE at NM-INBRE

  • Rashmi was selected to give an oral presentation at the Medical Center of the Americas! Missy also presented her poster.
  • Grace received a scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate researcher in Cancer Biology.
  • Prisila was selected to apply to the prestigious EXROP program!
  • We received NCGR funding for a project linked to our work on DNA-PKcs!

September 2017:

  • We received funding from Cowboys for Cancer Research!
  • The lab received funding from NCGR related to our U54 project!

August 2017:

  • Welcome Prisila Ramirez to the lab as a new HHMI student!
  • Welcome back Grace Hooks (summer intern at Yale University) and Missy Chavez (summer intern at McGovern University)!

June 2017:

  • Dr. Ashley is selected at the speaker for New Mexico at RAIN/INBRE!
  • Dr. Ashley attends the RAIN/INBRE meeting in Big Sky, MO
  • Missy Chavez receives a travel award to attend SACNAS!
  • Grace Hooks receives an Arts and Sciences General Scholarship for the 2017/2018 school year!
  • Sk. Imran Ali receives an Arts and Sciences General Scholarship for the 2017/2018 school year!

May 2017:

  • Rashmi Joshi receives an award for “Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant” through the MolBio program!
  • Zebib Abraha wins a P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship!!
  • Missy Chavez leaves for her summer internship at McGovern/MD Anderson!
  • Grace Hooks leaves for her summer internship at Yale University!

April 2017:

  • Rashmi and Dr. Ashley attended the Keystone dual symposia on Genomic Instability and DNA Repair and Replication and Recombination. Rashmi presented her Ph.D. work so far!
  • Dr. Ashley was awarded a GMaP travel award for participation in the upcoming RAIN INBRE conference.

March 2017:

Grace won an award for her poster presentation at INBRE!

  • All students and Dr. Ashley attended the NM-INBRE conference in Santa Fe.
  • Imran, Grace, and Rashmi all presented posters at the INBRE conference.
  • Dr. Ashley gave an oral presentation at the INBRE conference.
  • Grace won an award for her poster presentation at INBRE! Congrats, Grace!

December 2016:

  • A manuscript was submitted for consideration: Gurley KE, Ashley AK, Moser R, Kemp CJ. Synergy between Prkdc and Trp53 regulates stem cell proliferation after irradiation. Submitted: Cell Death and Differentiation. 2016.
  • Sk. Imran Ali joined the lab as a Ph.D. student in Chemistry!
  • Zebib Abraha joined the lab as a Ph.D. student in MolBio!

October 2016:

  • Dr. Ashley gave a presentation to first graders at a local elementary school.
  • Grace presented a poster at the international ABRCMS meeting and won an award!!!

September 2016:

  • Dr. Ashley presented a seminar at UTEP, El Paso.

    Grace and Dr. Ashley at the FHCRC in Seattle, WA.

  • Rashmi, Missy, Grace, and Chris presented posters at the U54 Rally, Las Cruces.
  • Dr. Ashley presented a seminar at NMT, Socorro, NM

August 2016:

  • Rashmi presented her poster at NM Symposium in Santa Fe.
  • Nubia joined the lab as a HHMI student!
  • Chris transfered to NMSU and joined the lab as a MARC student!
  • Grace presented her poster at the FHCRC.
  • Kayla joined the lab as a Fall 2016 BCHE 441 student!
  • Chris presented her poster at UNM in Albuquerque.

June 2016: Chris joined the lab as a BRIDGES student!

May 2016:

  • Our group received new funding on our U54 triple negative breast cancer grant!

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    Rashmi, presenting at the NM Symposium in Santa Fe.

  • Grace was selected for a summer internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center!
  • Missy was selected as a MARC student!
  • Grace was selected as a HHMI student!
  • Dr. Ashley was selected to attend a workshop on Cancer Genomics in Toronto, Ontario.

April 2016:

  • Grace, Missy, and Yasmin each presented posters at URCAS.
  • Dr. Ashley presented a poster at AACR in New Orleans.

March 2016: Dr. Ashley presented a seminar at NM-INBRE in Santa Fe.

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Grace, Yasmin, and Missy, presenting at URCAS in Las Cruces.

Feb 2016:

  • Dr. Ashley was awarded a 2016 AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award!
  • Rashmi officially joined the lab as Dr. Ashley’s first Ph.D. student!

Jan 2016: Missy Chavez joined the lab as an AMP student!

Oct 2016: Our group received funding from Cowboys for Cancer Research!

Aug 2015:

  • We received funding from NM-INBRE
  • We moved across campus to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry