Payne Laboratory - News

September 26, 2022 – PhD student Maria Søgaard begins her first rotation in the lab. Welcome Maria!

August 26, 2022 – Dr. Payne presents the lab’s recent work detailing the regulation of adaptive immunity through cellular stress mechanisms at the CIO/CINJ Summit.

August 17, 2022 – Dr. Payne is granted a V Foundation - 2022 V Scholar Program award for his proposal entitled, “Elucidation of Tumor Cell-Intrinsic Mitochondrial Stress Signaling as a Novel Regulator of Antitumor Immunity.” This work will define how novel adaptive stress response mechanisms within cancer cells promote malignant progression through evasion of protective immune responses. 

June 30, 2022 – Kristen Rigolizzo lectures on ‘Ovarian Cancer Stress Responses’ to RUYES 2022 participants.

June 28, 2022 – Dr. Payne is named a recipient of a 2022 CINJ New Investigator Award.

June 28, 2022 – Dr. Rinkee Kumari is awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research to investigate the impact of stress responses on antitumor T cell activity. Congratulations Rinkee!

June 27, 2022 – Payne Lab welcomes Tristan Mondesir, our 2022 RUYES Summer Fellow.

June 13, 2022 – Steven Wang joins the lab as our new Research Technician.

May 31, 2022 – Payne Lab welcomes Dr. Rinkee Kumari, PhD as a postdoctoral fellow.

May 5, 2022 – Graduate Student Elaheh Hosseini joins the lab to pursue her PhD studies.

April 15, 2022 – Dr. Payne presents at the New Jersey Medical School.

March 21, 2022 – Dr. Payne lectures on Ovarian Cancer Immunobiology at the Rutgers Byrne Seminar Series.

March 17, 2022 – Dr. Payne presents the lab’s work at Virginia Commonwealth University.

March 16, 2022 – Payne Lab welcomes Kristen Rigolizzo as our new Research Associate III.

March 3, 2022 – Dr. Payne presents at the i3D Faculty Retreat.

February 15, 2022 – New Jersey Health Foundation funds the Payne Lab to dissect the role of Butyrophilin-like molecules in Ovarian Cancer.

February 7, 2022 – Payne Lab welcomes Elaheh Hosseini for a graduate student rotation.

January 17, 2022 – Zachary Smith joins the lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant.

January 3, 2022 – Payne Lab welcomes Tyler Milonas as our new Research Teaching Specialist V.

November 8, 2021 –Steven Wang joins the lab as an Undergraduate Research Assistant.

August 21, 2021 – Payne Lab opens at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.