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HCI Pathmaker Program

August 2023

It was great to have Lupita back in the lab this summer! Thank you for your enthusiasm and hard work. You will be missed!

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Nature Aging Cover!

July 2023

Congrats to the whole lab! Our paper made the cover of Nature Aging Volume 3 Issue 7. The cover art represents the pleiotropic effects of senescent cells in cancer as the normal and ‘upside down’ world from the TV show Stranger Things.

T32 Fellowship Award!

May 25, 2023

Lorenzo Smith received a T32 fellowship from the HCI Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics,  Models, and Signaling (GEMS) training program. Congrats on your first grant award Lorenzo!

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Welcome Yemi

April 28, 2023

Welcome to our newest lab member, Yemi! And big congrats on passing the capstone exam! 

REGMS Summer Fellowship Award

March 1, 2023

Congratulations to Lorenzo Smith for receiving a summer REGMS fellowship from the Endocrine Society!

Susan Cooper Jones Fellowship Award

Febrary 22, 2023

Congratulations to Kate Warde on receiving the Susan Cooper Jones Fellowship! 

Poster prize at Oncological Sciences Retreat

August 10, 2022

Congratulations to Lorenzo Smith for his poster prize at the department retreat! 

Poster prize at NR IMPACT

August 10, 2022

Congratulations to Kate Warde for winning the poster prize at the NR IMPACT meeting!

HCI Pathmaker Program

August 4, 2022

It was an honor to host Guadalupe Castaneda-Hernandez this summer as part of the HCI Pathmaker Program. We hope she returns next summer :) 

UROP fellowship

August 3, 2022

Undergraduate student Catherine Rousculp was awarded a UROP fellowship to study non-canonical WNT signaling in the adrenal. Congrats Catherine! 

Pilot Grant

May 5, 2022

Congratulations to Kate Warde for leading a Pilot Grant awarded by the HCI Cell Response and Regulation Program!

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bioRxiv alert!

April 29, 2022 

Our first preprint is live!

Learn more on bioRxiv:



1st Lab Birthday

January 4, 2022 

What a year! We started with a pile of boxes and ended with a fantastic team doing awesome science. Excited for Year 2!

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V Foundation Award

October 5, 2021 

Big thanks to the V Foundation for funding our V Scholar Grant!


Welcome Kate and Lorenzo

May 20, 2021 

The lab is expanding! We are very excited to welcome Dr. Kate Warde as a postdoctoral fellow and Lorenzo Smith as a graduate student.


Funding from

5 For The Fight

September 29, 2020 

We are thrilled to receive funding from the 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Fellowship! 

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The Basham Lab will officially open in January 2021 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. We are excited to join such a vibrant scientific research community! 

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