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Third Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award

Three scientists at award presentation.

The Third Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award presentation. From left: Stephen Hughes, Ph.D., director, HIV Drug Resistance Program; Hye Kyung Chung-Derse, Ph.D.; and Walther Mothes, Ph.D.

By Anne Arthur, Guest Writer

The Third Annual David Derse Memorial Lecture and Award presentation was held on Nov. 18 at NCI at Frederick to honor the outstanding research accomplishments of David Derse, Ph.D., and to stimulate the exchange of innovative ideas that Derse was well known for promoting throughout his scientific career.

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Interaction between EphrinB1 and CNK1 Found to Play Role in Tumor Progression

Two scientists in the lab. Doctor Cho is on left and Doctor Daar is on right.

Hee Jun Cho, Ph.D., left, with Ira Daar, Ph.D., senior investigator, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Signaling. 

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By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

The family of proteins known as ephrins plays a critical role in a variety of biological processes. In a recent article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Hee Jun Cho, Ph.D., and colleagues report on the interaction between proteins CNK1 and ephrinB1 that promotes cell movement. Their findings may have an important implication in developing new therapeutics for reducing metastases in certain cancers.

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More Than 100 Gather to Honor Joost Oppenheim on His 80th Birthday

Portrait of Joost Oppenheim

Joost Oppenheim, M.D.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

They came from as far away as Russia and Japan, and from as nearby as the NCI at Frederick/Fort Detrick campus, Bethesda, and Baltimore, all with one purpose: to honor the mentor, colleague, and friend they have in Joost Oppenheim, as he celebrated his 80th birthday.

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