February 2021 – Dr. Rui received an ASH Bridge Grant ($150,000).
January 2021 – Dr. Rui received a UW Fall Research Competition Award ($53,000).
July 2020 – Graduate student Nguyet-Minh (Julie) Hoang’s review article published in Journal of Genetics and Genomics, entitled "DNA methyltransferases in hematological malignancies".
July 2020 – Dr. Rui received UW SMPH Gap Funding ($75,000).
May 2020 – Dr. Rui received Department of Medicine Bridge Funding ($75,000).
February 2020 – Dr. Rui’s co-authored paper published in Leukemia, entitled ""Recent BCR stimulation induces a negative autoregulatory loop via FBXO10 mediated degradation of HGAL""
December 2019 – Dr. Fen Zhu’s review article published in Cancers (Basel), entitled "STAT3 activation and oncogenesis in lymphoma".
October 2019 – Dr. Yunxia Liu joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.
August 2019 – Dr. Fen Zhu continued to work in the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.
July 2019 – graduate student Fen Zhu successfully defended her PhD thesis.
July 2019 – Dr. Rui received ICTR Translational Basci and Clinical Research Pilot Award ($50,000 for one year) to study PRMT5 in diffuse large B cell lymphoma.
June 2019 – Fen Zhu’s review article published in Genes & Diseases, entitled “PRMT5 in gene regulation and hematologic malignancies”.
May 2019 – Fen Zhu’s paper published in Leukemia, entitled “PRMT5 is upregulated by B cell receptor signaling and forms a positive feedback loop with PI3K/AKT in lymphoma cells”.
April 2019 – Dr. Rui is promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure.
April 2019 – Dr. Rui gave a presentation, entitled “PRMT5 upregulation and its oncogenic cooperation with PI3K/AKT signaling in diffuse large B cell lymphoma”, in AACR Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
March 2019 – Dr. Li Lu’s paper published in Blood Cancer Journal, entitled “Inhibition of the STAT3 target SGK1 sensitizes diffuse large B cell lymphoma cells to AKT inhibitors”.
March 2019 – Dr. Rui gave a presentation, entitled “JAK-STAT signaling in B cell lymphoma”, in University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, OH, USA.
January 2018 – Li Lu’s paper published in PNAS, entitled "Gene Regulation and Suppression of Type I Interferon Signaling by STAT3 in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma."
December 2017 – PhD student Nguyet Minh (Julie) Hoang joined the lab.
October 2017 – Dr. Rui gave a presentation in the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch at the National Cancer Institute of NIH.
October 2017 – Yangguang (Sunny) Li’s paper published in Blood Cancer Journal, entitled "NR4A1 Inhibition Synergizes with Ibrutinib in Killing Mantle Cell Lymphoma Cells."
June 2017 – Dr. Rui gave a presentation on the Annual Department of Medicine Research Day.
May 2017 – Fangyu Wang, an undergraduate student, received a stipend of $1,500 for her research from the UW Honors and Undergraduate Research Committee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
April 2017 – Amanda Drennan’s review article published in Leukemia and Lymphoma, entitled "HiJAKing the Epigenome in Leukemia and Lymphoma."
December 2016 – Fen Zhu’s paper published in Molecular Cancer Research, entitled "Nuclear import of JAK1 is mediated by a classical NLS and is required for survival of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma."
December 2016 – Dr. Rui gave a presentation in the 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.
October 2016 – Amanda Drennan’s paper published in PNAS, entitled "Epigenetic Gene Regulation by Janus Kinase 1 in Diffuse Large B-cell lymphoma."
October 2016 – Dr. Rui gave a presentation in the UW Epigenetics Symposium, entitled "Canonical and Non-Canonical JAK-STAT Signaling in Lymphoma."
August 2016 – Dr. Rui received ICTR Translational Basic and Clinical Research Pilot Award ($50,000 for one year) to study BCL2 and BTK signaling in mantle cell lymphoma.
May 2016 – Yangguang (Sunny) Li’s paper published in Oncogene.
January 2016 – Dr. Rui gave a presentation in the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s 9th Annual Research Retreat.
January 2016 – Miao Zheng’s paper published in Oncogenesis.
December 2015 – Yangguang (Sunny) Li gave an oral presentation in the 57th ASH Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, and won the ASH Abstract Achievement Award.
April 2015 – Postdoc Li Lu joined the lab.
February 2015 – Dr. Rui received the first NIH/NCI R01 grant, which awarded him $344,269 per year for 5 years from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2020. The grant includes co-investigators Drs. Brad Kahl and Shigeki Miyamoto.
January 2015 – Postdoc Shuichi Kimpara joined the lab with a Japanese Scholarship.
September 2014 – PhD student Fen Zhu joined the lab.
June 2014 – Dr. Mosher’s Honorary Fellow, Dr. Miao Zheng, joined the lab with a Chinese Government Scholarship. Miao is a hematologist from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
May 2014 – Nick Pflum, an undergraduate student, received a stipend of $1,500 for his research from the UW Honors and Undergraduate Research Committee of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
December 2013 – Dr. Rui received the NIH ICTR KL2 Scholar Award.
October 2013 – Postdoc Yangguang (Sunny) Li joined the lab.
August 2013 – Postdoc Amanda Drennan joined the lab with a Hematology T32 Training Fellowship.
February 2013 – Kreg Grindle joined the lab as a Senior Research Specialist.
December 2012 – Dr. Rui joined UW-Madison.