Cell Culture Heroes

Heroes don’t seek recognition, but they deserve it. We want to show the world what they’re doing.

Gibco Cell Culture Heroes spotlights PhD and post-doc researchers across the globe with the primary focus of telling the story of their research through global webinars.

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Alexandra Tarabolett

Title: Understanding and ameliorating radiation-induced damage to oligodendrocytes
Speaker: Alexandra Taraboletti, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University
Date: August 15th, 2019
Time: 9:00am PDT, 12:00pm EDT

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Meet our Gibco Cell Culture Heroes

Explore the different research areas below to learn about and connect with our community of Cell Culture Heroes: scientists who are driving tomorrow's breakthroughs. View their profiles, read about their research, discover what motivates them, and watch their webinars.

Carlemi Calitz, PhD

Carlemi Caltiz, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies applications of 3D cell culture

Elizabeth Delery

Elizabeth Delery, PhD
LSU Health Sciences Center, USA
Investigating the blood-CSF barrier

Devanjali Dutta

Devanjali Dutta, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies disease modeling and cancer therapy in stem cell-derived 3D organoids

Vivek Kamat

Vivek Kamat, PhD
Florida International University, USA
Investigating the cellular microenvironment

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies colorectal cancer using organoids

Kristine M. Wadosky, PhD

Kristine Wadosky, PhD
Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, US
Studies prostate cancer using organoids

Clarissa Willers, PhD

Clarissa Willers, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies 3D spheroid cell models for drug-resistant cancer research

Get to know Alex Alex Baker, PhD candidate

Alex Baker, PhD
Cardiff University, UK
Studies oncolytic virotherapy

Ameet Chimote, PhD

Ameet Chimote, PhD
University of Cincinnati, US
Studies T cell surveillance in cancer

Amy Codd, PhD candidate

Amy Codd, PhD candidate
Cardiff University, UK
Studies potential prostate cancer immunotherapies

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate
University of Liverpool, UK
Studies DNA repair mechanisms in hypoxic brain tumors

Jeffery James Rodvold, PhD

Jeffery Rodvold, PhD
UC San Diego, US
Studies effect of ER stress in cancer cells

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate
University of Brescia, Italy
Studies extracellular vesicles as potential vehicles for therapeutics

Jessica Hess

Jessica Hess, PhD
University of Texas at El Paso, USA
High-throughput screening to identify anti-cancer compounds

Jasmine Hughes, PhD

Jasmine Hughes, PhD
UC Berkeley, US
Studies tumor initiating cells in brain cancers

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, PhD
University of South Australia, Australia
Studies prostate cancer

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD candidate
Imperial College London, UK
Studies the role of miRNAs in pancreatic cancer

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate
University of East Anglia, UK
Studies dietary compounds of broccoli in cancer prevention

Melika Sarem

Melika Sarem, PhD
University of Freiburg, Germany
Studies orthopedic tissue engineering

Daisy Shu

Daisy Shu, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute, USA
Investigating cataract formation

Hillary Stires, PhD

Hillary Stires, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies endocrine-resistant breast cancer

Alexandra Taraboletti

Alexandra Taraboletti, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies radiation-induced damage to oligodendrocytes

Luke Tattersall

Luke Tattersall, PhD
University of Sheffield Medical School, UK
Researching preclinical models of osteosarcoma

Alex Baker, PhD

Alex Baker, PhD
Cardiff University, UK
Studies oncolytic virotherapy

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate
University of Brescia, Italy
Studies extracellular vesicles as potential vehicles for therapeutics

Carlemi Calitz, PhD

Carlemi Caltiz, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies applications of 3D cell culture

Ameet Chimote, PhD

Ameet Chimote, PhD
University of Cincinnati, US
Studies T cell surveillance in cancer

Amy Codd, PhD candidate

Amy Codd, PhD candidate
Cardiff University, UK
Studies potential prostate cancer immunotherapies

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate
University of Liverpool, UK
Studies DNA repair mechanisms in hypoxic brain tumors

Elizabeth Delery

Elizabeth Delery, PhD
LSU Health Sciences Center, USA
Investigating the blood-CSF barrier

Devanjali Dutta

Devanjali Dutta, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies disease modeling and cancer therapy in stem cell-derived 3D organoids

Jessica Hess

Jessica Hess, PhD
University of Texas at El Paso, USA
High-throughput screening to identify anti-cancer compounds

Jasmine Hughes, PhD candidate

Jasmine Hughes, PhD
UC Berkeley, US
Studies tumor initiating cells in brain cancers

Vivek Kamat

Vivek Kamat, PhD
Florida International University, USA
Investigating the cellular microenvironment

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, PhD
University of South Australia, Australia
Studies prostate cancer

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies colorectal cancer using organoids

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD candidate
Imperial College London, UK
Studies the role of miRNAs in pancreatic cancer

Leah Persaud, PhD candidate

Leah Persaud, PhD
City University of New York, US
Studies the use of IL-24 for anti-cancer therapeutics

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate
University of East Anglia, UK
Studies dietary compounds of broccoli in cancer prevention

 Jeffery James Rodvold, PhD

Jeffery Rodvold, PhD
UC San Diego, US
Studies effect of ER stress in cancer cells

Melika Sarem

Melika Sarem, PhD
University of Freiburg, Germany
Studies orthopedic tissue engineering

Daisy Shu

Daisy Shu, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute, USA
Investigating cataract formation

Hillary Stires, PhD

Hillary Stires, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies endocrine-resistant breast cancer

Alexandra Taraboletti

Alexandra Taraboletti, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies radiation-induced damage to oligodendrocytes

Luke Tattersall

Luke Tattersall, PhD
University of Sheffield Medical School, UK
Researching preclinical models of osteosarcoma

Kristine M. Wadosky, PhD

Kristine Wadosky, PhD
Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, US
Studies prostate cancer using organoids

Clarissa Willers, PhD

Clarissa Willers, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies 3D spheroid cell models for drug-resistant cancer research

Carlemi Calitz, PhD

Carlemi Caltiz, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies applications of 3D cell culture

Elizabeth Delery

Elizabeth Delery, PhD
LSU Health Sciences Center, USA
Investigating the blood-CSF barrier

Devanjali Dutta

Devanjali Dutta, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies disease modeling and cancer therapy in stem cell-derived 3D organoids

Vivek Kamat

Vivek Kamat, PhD
Florida International University, USA
Investigating the cellular microenvironment

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies colorectal cancer using organoids

Kristine M. Wadosky, PhD

Kristine Wadosky, PhD
Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, US
Studies prostate cancer using organoids

Clarissa Willers, PhD

Clarissa Willers, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies 3D spheroid cell models for drug-resistant cancer research

Get to know Alex Alex Baker, PhD candidate

Alex Baker, PhD
Cardiff University, UK
Studies oncolytic virotherapy

Ameet Chimote, PhD

Ameet Chimote, PhD
University of Cincinnati, US
Studies T cell surveillance in cancer

Amy Codd, PhD candidate

Amy Codd, PhD candidate
Cardiff University, UK
Studies potential prostate cancer immunotherapies

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate
University of Liverpool, UK
Studies DNA repair mechanisms in hypoxic brain tumors

Jeffery James Rodvold, PhD

Jeffery Rodvold, PhD
UC San Diego, US
Studies effect of ER stress in cancer cells

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate
University of Brescia, Italy
Studies extracellular vesicles as potential vehicles for therapeutics

Jessica Hess

Jessica Hess, PhD
University of Texas at El Paso, USA
High-throughput screening to identify anti-cancer compounds

Jasmine Hughes, PhD

Jasmine Hughes, PhD
UC Berkeley, US
Studies tumor initiating cells in brain cancers

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, PhD
University of South Australia, Australia
Studies prostate cancer

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD candidate
Imperial College London, UK
Studies the role of miRNAs in pancreatic cancer

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate
University of East Anglia, UK
Studies dietary compounds of broccoli in cancer prevention

Melika Sarem

Melika Sarem, PhD
University of Freiburg, Germany
Studies orthopedic tissue engineering

Daisy Shu

Daisy Shu, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute, USA
Investigating cataract formation

Hillary Stires, PhD

Hillary Stires, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies endocrine-resistant breast cancer

Alexandra Taraboletti

Alexandra Taraboletti, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies radiation-induced damage to oligodendrocytes

Luke Tattersall

Luke Tattersall, PhD
University of Sheffield Medical School, UK
Researching preclinical models of osteosarcoma

Alex Baker, PhD

Alex Baker, PhD
Cardiff University, UK
Studies oncolytic virotherapy

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate

Sara Busatto, PhD candidate
University of Brescia, Italy
Studies extracellular vesicles as potential vehicles for therapeutics

Carlemi Calitz, PhD

Carlemi Caltiz, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies applications of 3D cell culture

Ameet Chimote, PhD

Ameet Chimote, PhD
University of Cincinnati, US
Studies T cell surveillance in cancer

Amy Codd, PhD candidate

Amy Codd, PhD candidate
Cardiff University, UK
Studies potential prostate cancer immunotherapies

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate

Sophie Cowman, PhD candidate
University of Liverpool, UK
Studies DNA repair mechanisms in hypoxic brain tumors

Elizabeth Delery

Elizabeth Delery, PhD
LSU Health Sciences Center, USA
Investigating the blood-CSF barrier

Devanjali Dutta

Devanjali Dutta, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies disease modeling and cancer therapy in stem cell-derived 3D organoids

Jessica Hess

Jessica Hess, PhD
University of Texas at El Paso, USA
High-throughput screening to identify anti-cancer compounds

Jasmine Hughes, PhD candidate

Jasmine Hughes, PhD
UC Berkeley, US
Studies tumor initiating cells in brain cancers

Vivek Kamat

Vivek Kamat, PhD
Florida International University, USA
Investigating the cellular microenvironment

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson, PhD
University of South Australia, Australia
Studies prostate cancer

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD

Kai Kretzschmar, PhD
Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
Studies colorectal cancer using organoids

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD

Silvia Ottaviani, PhD candidate
Imperial College London, UK
Studies the role of miRNAs in pancreatic cancer

Leah Persaud, PhD candidate

Leah Persaud, PhD
City University of New York, US
Studies the use of IL-24 for anti-cancer therapeutics

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate

Sophie Prosolek, PhD candidate
University of East Anglia, UK
Studies dietary compounds of broccoli in cancer prevention

 Jeffery James Rodvold, PhD

Jeffery Rodvold, PhD
UC San Diego, US
Studies effect of ER stress in cancer cells

Melika Sarem

Melika Sarem, PhD
University of Freiburg, Germany
Studies orthopedic tissue engineering

Daisy Shu

Daisy Shu, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute, USA
Investigating cataract formation

Hillary Stires, PhD

Hillary Stires, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies endocrine-resistant breast cancer

Alexandra Taraboletti

Alexandra Taraboletti, PhD
Georgetown University, USA
Studies radiation-induced damage to oligodendrocytes

Luke Tattersall

Luke Tattersall, PhD
University of Sheffield Medical School, UK
Researching preclinical models of osteosarcoma

Kristine M. Wadosky, PhD

Kristine Wadosky, PhD
Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, US
Studies prostate cancer using organoids

Clarissa Willers, PhD

Clarissa Willers, PhD
North West University, South Africa
Studies 3D spheroid cell models for drug-resistant cancer research

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