In October 2022, the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) held its highly anticipated annual Research Retreat at Regions Field. This event brought together researchers, medical professionals, and trainees to share the latest advancements in cancer research. Among the many projects presented was a groundbreaking study on Pediatric Thyroid Cancer, presented as a poster by Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, a post-doctoral trainee at the Center for Genomic Data Sciences (CGDS).
Dr. Kaur’s research project aimed to shed light on the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease. As a post-doctoral trainee at the CGDS, she utilized cutting-edge genomic technologies and bioinformatics tools to analyze tumor samples from pediatric patients with thyroid cancer. Her poster allowed her to visually convey the key aspects of her research, including the objectives, methodology, findings, and potential implications. Attendees had the opportunity to engage with Dr. Kaur, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of her work.