News

Congratulations!! 

Marc C. Liggins, Jessica L. Flesher, Sohail Jahid, Priya Vasudeva, Victoria Eby, Shunsuke Takasuga, Junko Sasaki, Takehiko Sasaki, Raymond E. Boissy, and Anand  Ganesan published an article title “PIKfyve regulates melanosome biogenesis” in PLOS Genetics. (3/27/2018)

Sohail Jahid transitioned into her new position at the Center for Complex Biological Systems at UCI (2/1/18)

This year the Ganesan lab had the honor of winning Banana Dog (Brian Griffin-Family Guy) for our one of a kind citrus dish at the department holiday party. (12/15/17)

Rolando Ruiz, Sohail Jahid, Francisco Espitia, Priya Vasudeva, Chi-Fen Chen, Dr. Ganesan, and collaborators published an article titled “The RhoJ-BAD Signaling Network: An Achilles Heel for BRAF Mutant Melanomas” in PLOS Genetics. (7/26/17)

Rolando Ruiz was voted “Best Graduate Student Presenter” by his peers in the department of Biological Chemistry. (7/7/17)

Rolando Ruiz has moved on to a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Arthur Lander at UCI. Best of Luck! (7/1/17)

Madeline McCanne from Orange County School of the Arts joined the Ganesan lab as a Summer student. (6/23/17)

Congratulations!! Jessica Flesher, a graduate student, successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy (6/7/17)

Rolando Ruiz for successfully defended his dissertation titled “Melanoma growth is regulated by the RhoJ GTPase!” (6/2/17)

Fantastic News!! Priya Vasudeva was accepted to Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medical School and will begin in the Fall’17. (5/22/17)

Dr. Ganesan was awarded a Proof of Product Grant from the office of Applied Innovation at UCI. The project is titled “Small molecule drugs to inhibit growth of early-stage melanomas.” (5/5/17)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jessica Flesher!!! (5/3/17)

Rolando Ruiz was awarded the the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship that will begin July 1. (2/10/17)

Chi-Fen, Rolando, Priya, Francisco, Dr. Ganesan and collaborators published an article titled “ATR Mutations Promote the Growth of Melanoma Tumors by Modulating the Immune Microenvironment” in Cell Reports. (1/11/17)

Jessica Flesher was awarded T32 Training Program in Cancer Biology & Therapeutics through the UCI Cancer Institute. (9/8/16)

Congratulations Marc Liggins for successfully defending your dissertation titled “Elucidating the Role of Phosphoinositides in Melanogenesis: PIKfyve Regulates Melanogenic Processes through the Synthesis of PI(3,5)P2 and PI(5)P!” (8/31/16)

Rolando Ruiz and Dr. Ganesan were awarded an opportunity award from CCBS to study spatial and temporal distribution melanocytes within nevi (6/30/16)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes the following summer students: Ismar Rodriguez (UCSD), Hannah Mumm (Occidental College), Sahil Telmg (Edison High School), Shyam Chandrasekar (UCSD) (6/27/16)

Rolando Ruiz was awarded the inaugural “Stanley Behrens Fellow in Medicine Award” for his strong research background, scientific promise, publication record, academic performance and outside awards. Read the article here. (5/26/16)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jessica Flesher!!! (5/3/16)

Rolando Ruiz was awarded the FORD Foundation Dissertation fellowship. (3/29/16)

Francisco Espitia is now an American Citizen!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! (12/23/2015)

Elyse published an article in PLoS ONE entitled “Tyrosinase Depletion Prevents the Maturation of Melanosomes in the Mouse Hair Follicle.” (11/20/15)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Francisco Espitia!!! (11/10/15)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Priya Vasudeva!!! (9/18/2015)

HAPPPY BIRTHDAY Chi-fen Chen!!! (9/13/2015)

Rolando Ruiz was featured on UCI School of Medicine’s Graduate Studies website in an article titled “Seeking an ‘off switch’ for melanoma – ‘Curiosity’ motivates Rolando Ruiz-Vega.” Visit the article here. (9/1/15)

Good luck on your future endeavors and may your future bring you much prosperity and happiness. The Ganesan Lab wishes you the best Dr. Elyse Paterson. (8/27/15)

Congratulations Elyse Paterson for successfully defending your dissertation titled “Retinoids Modulate MITF: A Novel Mechanism in the Regulation of Melanogenesis!” (8/13/15)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Elyse Paterson!!! (7/8/15)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes a new graduate student, Jessica Flesher, to the lab. (7/8/15)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes a new high school student, Jair Fabian, from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove. (6/29/15)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes a summer undergraduate from Vanderbilt University and a medical student from Georgetown University, Jennifer Sui and Katerina Yale, respectively.  (5/18/15)

Rolando Ruiz was awarded the inaugural “School of Medicine Outstanding Student Fellowship 2015” for his strong research background, scientific promise, numerous publications and outside volunteer and extracurricular activities. (3/23/15)

Congratulations! Marc Liggins, a graduate student, successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy (12/5/14)

Congratulations!! Rolando Ruiz, a graduate student, successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy (12/5/14)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Francisco Espitia!!! (11/10/14)

Chi-Fen Chen is now an American Citizen!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! (10/29/2014)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes our new postdoctoral fellow, Sohail Jahid (10/1/2014)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes a new rotation student, Jessica Flesher, for the fall quarter (9/29/2014)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Priya Vasudeva!!! (9/18/2014)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marc Liggins!!! (9/16/2014)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chi-Fen Chen!!! (9/13/2014)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Elyse Paterson!!! (7/8/2014)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes a new high school student, Natalie Chico, from Middle College High School in Santa Ana. (6/30/14)

Congratulations, Cameron for receiving his Masters!! (3/7/2014)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes our new postdoctoral fellow, Shawon Debnath. (2/3/14)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes a new rotation student, Ankita Shukla, for the winter quarter (12/16/13)

Rest in Peace Wipi 1st. Your pigmented fish body will always be remembered. (10/4/13)

Sarah has just published a paper from her previous lab at UCSD in Dr. Forbes lab titled “Transportin acts to regulate mitotic assembly events by target binding rather than ran sequestration.” The article is published in Molecular Biology of the Cell. (10/9/13)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes  Sarah Carmona for her fall quarter rotation. Sarah has received a fellowship for her first year through UCI. Congratulations!! (9/23/13)

Cameron Shaaban has joined the Ganesan Lab. (9/13/13)

Anand Ganesan was awarded an R01 grant from the NIH-NCI. (8/15/13)

The Ganesan Lab welcomes a rotation student, Cameron Shaaban, for the summer quarter. (7/19/13)

Marc Liggins, a graduate student in the Ganesan Lab, was awarded supplementary funding from the NIH grant awarded to Dr. Ganesan titled “Phosphoinositide signaling regulates melanogenesis.” (7/9/13).

Chi-Fen Chen joined our lab as an Associate Specialist. She has worked in the laboratories of Drs. Phang-Lang Chen and Wen-Hwa Lee here at UCI. (7/1/13)

Philip Newton, an undergraduate from Santiago Canyon Community College, will be conducting research for the summer. (6/17/13)

Elyse Paterson, a fourth year graduate student, won the John Wasmuth Graduate Student Research Seminar Award for her presentation entitled ” 9-cis Retinoic Acid: a Novel Regulator of Melanogenesis” from the department of Biological Chemistry. She was awarded a $200 fellowship!!! (6/12/13)

Amy Sun, a medical student at St. Louis University in Missouri, has joined us for the summer as a research intern. (6/6/13)

Francisco Espitia joined our lab as a Technical Laboratory Manager. (5/20/13)

Johnathan Schilling, an undergraduate in the Ganesan Lab, was accepted to UCI Medical School. (5/13/13)

Priya Vasudeva, an undergraduate in the Ganesan Lab, was awarded Excellence in Research for her work titled “The role of haploid insufficiency and loss of ATR in regulation of melanocyte and melanoma.” (5/2/13)

Amy Hopkin was appointed a Scientist position at Allergan. (4/5/13)

Rolando Ruiz, a second year graduate student, was awarded the NSF-GRFP fellowship and the FORD Foundation fellowship for his project titled “RhoJ and PAK1 Coordinate Melanogenesis and the DNA Damage Response”. (3/29/13)

The Ganesan lab welcomes a new rotation student, Cameron Shaaban, for the spring quarter. (4/1/13)

Marc Liggins has joined the Ganesan Lab (3/15/13)

Elyse, Hsiang, Rubina, and Dr. Anand Ganesan just published an article in Experimental Dermatology entitled “9-cis Retinoic Acid is the ALDH1A1 Product that Stimulates Melanogenesis.” (1/21/13)

The Ganesan lab welcomes a new rotation student, Marc Liggins, to the lab. (1/14/12)

Hsiang, Amy, Priya and Jonathan published an article entitled “RhoJ Modulates Melanoma Invasion by Altering Actin Cytoskeletal Dynamics” in Pigment Cell and Melanoma research. (12/18/12)

Anand Ganesan was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Health. (11/15/12)

Congratulations! Elyse Paterson, a graduate student, successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy. (10/30/12)

Hsiang published in Cancer Research a paper titled “RhoJ and Pak Kinases Regulate Melanoma Chemoresistance by Suppressing Pathways that sense DNA Damage.” (8/20/12)