Yonathan Ararso ’13 recently gave a poster presentation of his summer research project at The New England Science Symposium held in the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center of the Harvard Medical School. The work, titled “Disarming Cancer’s Signaling Corridor: How Deletion of Endothelial Cell Notch Ligand Jagged 1 Suppresses Tumorigenesis,” discusses the role of endothelial cell initiated Notch signaling in the context of tumorgenesis. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute funded project was undertaken during the summer of 2012 at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and dealt with investigating how inhibition of endothelial cell Notch ligand Jagged 1 affects tumor growth and metastasis in breast cancer.
Established in 2002, The New England Science Symposium provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students to share their biomedical and health-related research activities through oral or poster presentations. (www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/med_grad/ness/)