Recent News

Members of the UVM Cancer Center/Stein-Lian Lab discover a distinct population of mesenchymal stromal/stem-like cells (MSCs) in invasive breast cancer tumors. 


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Dr. Jane Lian, Dr. Janet Stein, and Dr. Mary Cushman Are Ranked Among Top U.S. Scientists


Jane Lian, Janet Stein, Mary Cushman

A new online ranking of the top female scientists in the United States conducted by includes three members of the University of Vermont faculty. Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine, was ranked 124th nationally and 193rd in the world. Jane Lian, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, was ranked 194th nationally and 305th in the world. Janet Stein, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, was ranked 265th nationally and 430th in the world. All three scientists serve on the Larner College of Medicine faculty and are UVM Cancer Center members.



Spring 2024

Dr. Stephen Everse is a recipient of the 2024 University of Vermont Faculty Recognition "President’s Distinguished University Citizenship and Service Award." 

March 2024

Dr. Andre van Wijnen is nominated and selected for the 2024 Mike Horton Award by the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)

February 2024

Dr. Stephen Everse is nominated for the Dean Warshaw Integration Award, Above and Beyond Award, and Foundations Course Directors Award

Dr. Jay Silveira is nominated for the Dean Warshaw Integration Award and Above and Beyond Award 

December 2023

Dr. Michael Godsey is accepted as a member of the Teaching Academy

November 2023

Dr. Tom Orfeo is awarded Emeritus status in recognition of his significant contributions as a scientist and mentor

May 2023

Dr. Gary Stein receives the 2023 University Distinguished Professor Award 

April 2023

Dr. Michael Godsey joins the graduate faculty in the practitioner-based membership category

Manuscript "The Shared Core Resource as a Partner in Innovative Scientific Research: Illustration from an Academic Microscopy Imaging Center" receives the JTB Manuscript of the Year Award






Student and Post-Doctoral Spotlight:

Graduate student in the accelerated masters program, John Cullen, is a recipient of the 2024 Jerold and Ingela Lucey Early Career Investigator Prize for Innovations in Infant or Child Health (aka “The Lucey Prize”) for his work on “The Impact of the CALM-AF10 Fusion Protein on Wnt Signaling in Leukemia." (Advisor: Jessica Heath, PhD, Pediatrics.) 

Stein-Lian Lab Post-Doctorate Fellow, Janine Warren, was selected to present her work on "The long noncoding RNA MANCR promotes and stabilizes Triple Negative Breast Cancer" at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting taking place May 31st-June 4th 2024 in Chicago. 



Learn more about our Accelerated Master's Program in Biochemistry here.

  • With nearly 1,200 impressions highlights, the pre-cancer atlas published in Nature Portfolio: npj Breast Cancer co-authored by a team of six UVM Cancer Center investigators, Janet Stein, Ph.D., Donald Weaver, M.D., Gary Stein, Ph.D., Brian Sprague, Ph.D., Jonathan Gordon, Ph.D., and Mark Evans, Ph.D. Read here.
Featured Publication:

Spatiotemporal higher-order chromatin landscape of human histone gene clusters at histone locus bodies during the cell cycle in breast cancer progression.

Ghule PN, Boyd JR, Kabala F, Fritz AJ, Bouffard NA, Gao C, Bright K, Macfarlane J, Seward DJ, Pegoraro G, Misteli T, Lian JB, Frietze S, Stein JL, van Wijnen AJ, Stein GS. Spatiotemporal higher-order chromatin landscape of human histone gene clusters at histone locus bodies during the cell cycle in breast cancer progression. Gene. 2023 Jul 1;872:147441. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2023.147441. Epub 2023 Apr 23. Erratum in: Gene. 2023 May 11;873:147469. PMID: 37094694; PMCID: PMC10370284.

Recent Publications:

View the most recent Department of Biochemistry publications on PubMed