2018 winner Aimee Flores (Bill Lowry lab). Aimee’s work uses hair follicle stem cells to study how cells regulate their metabolism and how tumors are formed.
Nature Cell Biology. 2017 August 14; 1017-1026. “Lactate dehydrogenase activity drives hair follicle stem cell activation.” Flores A1,2,3, Schell J4, Krall AS5, Jelinek D1, Miranda M1, Grigorian M6, Braas D5,7, White AC8, Zhou JL9, Graham NA5,9, Graeber T5,10, Seth P11, Evseenko D12, Coller HA1,2,3,13,14, Rutter J4,15, Christofk HR2,5,7,13,14, Lowry WE1,2,3,13.
Wiley Online Library. 2016 April 20; 733-735. Tumor suppressor identity can contribute to heterogeneity of phenotype in hair follicle stem cell‐induced squamous cell carcinoma.
Flores A1,2, Grant W1, White AC3, Scumpia P4, Takahashi R4, Lowry WE1,2,4,5,6