Dr. Silva-Fisher highlighted in Molecular Cell!

Honored to be a #Scientist highlighted

@MolecularCell "Voices on Diversity" edition. I hope my experiences give #hope #joy and #inspiration to fellow #Diverse groups pursuing a career in #STEM. Si Se Puede!-quoting my mom --Jessica

"As part of our commitment to amplifying the voices of underrepresented scientists, we will be publishing the insights and experiences of a panel of underrepresented scientists. To kick off this series, they introduce themselves, tell us what sparked their interest in science, and describe their scientific journeys. These are the personal opinions of the authors and may not reflect the views of their institutions." @MolecularCell

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Welcome Prasanth to Silva-Fisher lab!

Prasanth has joined our lab as Senior research tech.

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Open positions

Senior Research Technician (Job ID: 47656) to perform and analyze research projects focusing on long non-coding transcripts in metastatic cancer including colon, breast, and myeloma to elucidate their mechanism of promoting aggressiveness and identify novel therapies. This includes DNA/RNA/protein isolations; tissue culture of human cells; RNA biology, molecular biology, and epigenetic techniques.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, eager to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis, and must demonstrate critical thinking skills. The candidate is also expected to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff. They are also required to maintain complete and organized records and have working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

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Lab open for business!

After months of renovations and equipment delays the Silva-Fisher Lab is complete. Grateful for help from Dr. DiPersio, Julie R, collaboraters, Oncology admin, friends, family, and vendors.  

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Dr. Silva-Fisher receives Faculty Diversity Scholar Award

Dr. Silva-Fisher received the WUSTL Faculty Diversity Scholar Award

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Silva-Fisher Lab official opening

Dr. Silva-Fisher accepts Principal Investigator position in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology.

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Mayo Alumni New Chapter Series highlights Dr. Silva-Fisher

Jessica Silva-Fisher, Ph.D. (BMB ’11), is an RNA cancer researcher who grew up in a “Tex-Mex” culture in San Antonio, Texas. She benefited from an elementary school teacher who saw her potential, summer programs for students interested in health care, Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) programs. Dr. Silva-Fisher is the first person in her family to graduate from college. An interest in cancer research was accelerated when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She recently received a K22 award to start her own lab, where she conducts cancer research studying the function of regulatory RNAs.

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Paper Published in Nature Communication

Silva-Fisher, J.M., Dang, H.X., White, N.M. et al. Long non-coding RNA RAMS11 promotes metastatic colorectal cancer progression. Nat Commun 11, 2156 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15547-8

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