Aubie Shaw
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Credentials
PhD

Assistant Professor
Biography

Research Summary

Research in the Shaw lab focuses on the interaction between three cell types in the tumor microenvironment (carcinoma cells, fibroblasts and myeloid cells) in mediating tumor metastasis. Our research has shown that secreted factors from myeloid cells encourage the invasion of fibroblasts (leader fibroblasts); and this directly increases carcinoma cell invasion. Although we have identified some proteins that mediate this activity, our current work is examining the roles of RNAs in exosomes. Our work uses live cell microscopy to image cells in 3-dimensional constructs. Our current work uses CellMate3DTM, a chemically-defined tissue-like microenvironment composed of hyaluronic acid and chitosan (BRTI Life Sciences). BRTI Life Sciences is a local biotech company located in Two Harbors, MN and I work closely with BRTI researchers to develop novel therapeutics and cultivate local industry.

Education

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Cancer Biology
MS, University of Minnesota Duluth
Major: Biology
Minor: Cell Biology & Physiology Focus
BS, University of Minnesota Duluth
Major: Biology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Post-Doctoral Research, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth Campus, Other
Post-Doctoral Research, Oregon Health & Science University, Other
Post-Doctoral Research, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Other
Visiting Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Fellowship
Mayo Clinic

Honors and Recognition

2nd Prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation, Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium
2012
1st Prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation, Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium
2011
Susan G. Komen Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research
2010
Outstanding Poster Award, Sigma Xi
2002
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota Duluth
1998
T.O. Odlaug Award for Outstanding Service to the Biology Department, University of Minnesota Duluth
1997
Virginia Rotary Club College Scholarship
1993
First Bank of Virginia College Scholarship
1993
Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Scholarship
1993