Advisor: Ryan Roberts
Research Building II, WA5108
700 Children’s Drive
For a long time, the cells within a tumor were thought to be similar to one another, like a bowl of chocolate chips. However, scientific studies have identified that a patient’s tumor cells are, in fact, highly diverse, more like different colored candies in a bowl. A direct implication of this diversity is that some cancer cells can now survive the selective pressure from chemotherapy, causing patients to have relapsed tumors.
Ebenezer, A. J., Prasad, K., Rajan, S. & Thangam, E. B. (2018) Silencing of H4R inhibits the production of IL-1β through SAPK/JNK signaling in human mast cells. J. Recept. Signal Transduct. 38, 204 -212. doi: 10.1080/10799893.2018.1468783 (Co-author)
Rajan, S., Gross, AC., Evans, R., Roberts, RD. Signals from lung epithelial cells induce a non-proliferative chemoprotective state in osteosarcoma cells. (Poster presentation) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Symposium, OSU Ohio Union. May 2019.
Grants and Scholarships:
2019-2021 Pelotonia Fellowship, Pelotonia Fellowship Program, $30,180
2018-2019 Steps for Sarcoma Idea Award, Steps for Sarcoma, $25,000
2016-2017 University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, $69,862
2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant, BIOCHEM 4511, Department of Biochemistry
Leadership and Professional Experience:
2017-2019 Professional Development Head, MCDB (Columbus)
2018-2019 Center Prepresentative, Research Institute Trainee Association, NCH (Columbus)
2019 Elevator Pitch Competition - First Place Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders
2019 Three Minute Thesis - First Place Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program