Surgical Research

Surgical Research

Division News

  • Brian Sprague, MD Discusses Latest Cancer Statistics
    March 11, 2021 by Division of Surgical Research
    Brian Sprague, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System and Senior Epidemiologist at the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH), was interviewed by WCAX in February 2021 to share the findings of the new study on US cancer statistics as reported in American Cancer Society’s 2021 annual report.
    Read full story at VCBH News
  • NIH Grant: "Mechanisms of Endotheliopathy in SARS-CoV-2 Infection”
    March 3, 2021 by Division of Surgical Research
    Congratulations to the Freeman Lab for receiving an NIH grant for a project entitled ”Mechanisms of Endotheliopathy in SARS-CoV-2 Infection”. The funds are from NIH administered through a sub-OTA agreement, via University of Michigan.
    Read full story at Freeman Lab
  • Congratulations to Oliver Dienz, PhD!
    January 20, 2021 by Division of Surgical Research
    Congratulations to Oliver Dienz, PhD in the Boyson Lab on being first author in the publication: “Critical Role for SLAM/SAP Signaling in the Thymic Developmental Programming of IL-17– and IFN-γ–Producing γδ T Cells” in the Journal of Immunology.
    Read full story at Journal of Immunology
  • “SARS-CoV-2 Disrupts Splicing, Translation, and Protein Trafficking to Suppress Host Defenses”
    January 20, 2021 by Division of Surgical Research
    Dr. Majumdar was a co-corresponding author in the publication “SARS-CoV-2 Disrupts Splicing, Translation, and Protein Trafficking to Suppress Host Defenses” in the journal Cell.
    Read full story at Cell
  • SPARK-VT Award!
    January 13, 2021 by Division of Surgical Research
    Congratulations to Dev Majumdar, PhD on his receipt of a SPARK-VT award! The Majumdar Lab will work to develop a method to map and measure the repertoire of B cells that are binding to antigens from SARS-COV2.
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Our Mission

 

The mission of the Division of Surgical Research is to enhance patient care through the advancement of biomedical knowledge, and to employ cutting edge technologies to pursue new therapeutic breakthroughs. The research in the Division spans a variety of disciplines, and encompasses clinical, basic, and translational research.

 


Faculty

Jonathan E. Boyson, PhD  Bio | Lab
Division Chief, Associate Professor, Roger G. Allbee Professor of Surgery

Thomas P. Ahern, PhD, MPH  Bio
Assistant Professor

Robert Chase Cockrell, PhD  Bio | Lab
Assistant Professor

Kalev Freeman, MD, PhD  Bio | Lab
Associate Professor

Dev Majumdar, PhD  Bio | Lab
Assistant Professor

Brian L. Sprague, PhD  Bio | Lab
Associate Professor & Green & Gold Professorship in Surgical Research

Administrative Assistant