WSU-PDA January Meeting and Spotlight Presentation 2020

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Date: January 9, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center #384 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Meeting

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Hello Postdoc Fellows,

Please come and join us for our Monthly Postdoc Meeting!

The first Postdoc Meeting of 2020 will start with a Postdoc Spotlight.

This time we are excited to have Dr. Rayna Rosati sharing her research and experiences with us!

Please see below for more information and RSVP by Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Marufa Rumman at

Hope to see you all there!

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time: 12 to 1 pm

Location: Student Center Building Room 384

Dr. Rayna Rosati

Postdoctoral fellow

Prof. M Ratnam’s lab

Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University

Rayna Rosati received her PhD from Wayne State University School of Medicine in the lab of Dr. Ratnam studying the interactions of the Androgen Receptor with ELK1 in prostate cancer and developing multiple avenues for novel drug discoveries. She then continued on in her research beginning her postdoctoral work developing next generation drug candidates for prostate cancer as well as further translational work in understanding the role of the short progesterone receptor isoform in hormone-regulated metastasis of luminal breast cancer. She is a part of two ongoing clinical trials; one trial supported by The Purton Foundation is looking at the plasma folate receptor as a biomarker for ovarian cancer and the second trial is supported by The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration Healthcare System, which is looking at improving the treatment outcomes in lung adenocarcinoma via glucocorticoid-induced tumor senescence. The title of her talk is “Tumor Selective Disruption of Androgen Receptor Function in Prostate Cancer.”

Thank You

WSU-PDA For more information about this event, please contact Marufa Rumman at


Marufa Rumman




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