Dr. Martin Kast stresses HPV awareness at the 31st annual LMSA West Regional Conference

On Saturday, April 4th, Dr. W Martin Kast gave a presentation entitled, “Everything you always wanted to know about HPV and more” at the Latino Medical Student Association’s (LMSA) 31st annual Western Regional Conference.   The theme of this year’s event was “Manteniendo Nuestras Raíces, Branching Toward Success” which brought together over 650 Latino healthcare professionals and pre-health students for 2 days at the USC … Continue reading Dr. Martin Kast stresses HPV awareness at the 31st annual LMSA West Regional Conference »

The Netherlands America Foundation Donates to Our Cause!

Tuesday, March 3rd, The Kast Lab was the lucky recipient of a $4,000 donation from The Netherlands America Foundation. The award made possible through proceeds from the NAF gala dinner that was held in November 2014, was presented to our group by Jeff Keasberry president of the NAF Southern California Chapter, and we are very excited to put this donation to use! The NAF strives … Continue reading The Netherlands America Foundation Donates to Our Cause! »

The Kast Lab Awarded Prostate Cancer Grant from the Department of Defense

We are excited to announce that The Kast Lab has been awarded a 3-year, $618,000.00 grant from the United States Department of Defense.   Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in men, with approximately 32,000 deaths expected annually in the United States and 258,000 deaths expected annually worldwide (1). The grant itself focuses on investigating a highly innovative method … Continue reading The Kast Lab Awarded Prostate Cancer Grant from the Department of Defense »

W Martin Kast Receives a 2015 STOP CANCER Award

We are proud to announce that last week Dr W Martin Kast was a recipient of a 2015 STOP CANCER award. This award was made possible by a generous donation by Joan Feldman, who was present at the award ceremony surrounded by her extensive family. The award was given for his lab’s work on diagnosing early stage ovarian cancer. As of this year in its long … Continue reading W Martin Kast Receives a 2015 STOP CANCER Award »

New H-index milestone achieved!

W. Martin Kast’s H-index recently edged up to 63. It is believed that any scientist with an H-index over 60 is considered a “truly unique” individual within a given field, and we know this to be true about Martin! Congrats Martin! The H-index is a measurement of both productivity and scientific impact in the peer-reviewed community.

Randy Newman Visits The Kast Lab!

On Thursday, December 11th The Kast Lab was visited by non-other than the 6-time Grammy, 3-time Emmy, 2-time Academy, and Governor’s Award winning music artist Randy Newman.   After a chance meeting during the Norris Cancer Centers 40th Anniversary Gala in October of 2013 Martin extended an invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Newman to visit the lab. Dr. Kast has been a huge fan of … Continue reading Randy Newman Visits The Kast Lab! »

The Kast Lab Teaches at USC-NAI’s Saturday Academy

This previous weekend we had two members of The Kast Lab teach and give presentations at the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiatives (NAI) Saturday Academy.   With approximately 60 highly-motivated 9th and 10th grade students from low-income neighborhoods in attendance, Martin Kast and Julia Taylor took the stage and gave the students inside perspectives from where they currently stand in their scientific careers. Martin outlined both … Continue reading The Kast Lab Teaches at USC-NAI’s Saturday Academy »

Andrew Woodham Awarded ARCS Scholarship

Andrew Woodham, a PhD candidate  from the Kast Lab, was awarded the prestigious John and Edie Leonis scholarship from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. This annual award is given to outstanding students within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields who have contributed significantly to their fields of study. Andrews current work involves studying a method to reverse the immunosuppressive mechanisms … Continue reading Andrew Woodham Awarded ARCS Scholarship »