Metastasis, the dissemination of cells from the primary tumor to other sites within the body, is responsible for 90% of deaths linked to cancer. Chemotherapy is the standard of care for metastatic breast cancer, although many patients do not respond well or develop resistance to these drugs. The goal of our research is to understand the contribution of the components that surround and support tumors in these processes, in particular the extracellular matrix, to better predict which tumors will metastasize and become drug-resistant, as well as find new ways to treat them.
Madeleine Oudin, PI
Photo by Samara Vise
Madeleine was voted an exemplary engineer by the graduate students of the BME department for commitment to community, supportive mentorship and advocacy for women in STEM. Thank you to the students!
Grant awarded! We are very excited to receive a Young Investigator Grant from the Breast Cancer Alliance, which will fund us for 2 years. We are very grateful for the support.
Happy 1st birthday lab for the Oudin Lab! What an exciting year it has been, getting started at Tufts, growing in numbers, obtaining preliminary data and starting new collaborations.
Ugly Sweater Holiday Party and Potluck Dinner was a success! Kaplan, Georgakoudi and Oudin lab members participated in a corn hole tournament and ate delicious food!
Oudin Lab Holiday Party was a success! Skating on Frog Pond in Downtown Boston, hot chocolate and dinner!
Madeleine serves as panelist at the MIT Path of Professorship Workshop for women interested in academia. She shared her experience with negotiating an academic job offer.
Andrew and Will present their work at the Annual BME department retreat. Great to see all the progress made over the last 10 months!
Madeleine gives seminar at Northeastern University in the Biology department. Great day hearing about the research at NEU and starting new collaborations.
Madeleine attends the BMES Annual Meeting in Atlanta where she chaired 2 sessions on cancer cell migration and the role of the tumor microenvironment.
Justinne Guarin, 1st year BME PhD student, officially joins the Oudin Lab. Welcome Justinne!!
Beautiful morning for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston today. The Raiders against Recurrence were there ready to fight metastasis in the lab. We walked over 6 miles and ended up raising over $1,300. Thanks to all those who donated!
What a success! Today we raised over $330 for breast cancer research. All the members of the lab baked goods that we sold at Tufts. All the proceeds go the American Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which we are participating in at the end of the month. Thanks to all of those who came today!
Welcome to our newest lab member and first post-doctoral researcher Samantha Payne. Sam just completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in Professor Molly Shoichet's lab. Sam will be working on an exciting new project in collaboration with Professor Mike Levin's lab in the Biology Department.
The Oudin lab is participating in the Boston American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on September 30th. Making Strides walks raise awareness and money to help save lives from breast cancer by funding research just like ours. Please donate to our team, 'Raiders against Recurrence'.
August 2018: Thanks to our fantastic summer undergraduate students Annika, Kelly, Lily, Claire and Gabrielle for their work in the lab this summer and their contributions to our research. Thanks to Tufts Summer Scholars, Laidlaw Scholars and NSF for funding them!
July 2018: Welcome to Kelly Ward, a high school student at Reading High School, who will be working the lab over the summer as part of the TUBERs program here at Tufts.
June 2018: Madeleine attended the Signaling by Adhesion Receptors Gordon Research Conference in Biddeford, Maine where she chaired a session on 'Evolving Concepts in Adhesion Signaling and Cancer Progression.
June 2018: Welcome to Daniel Worstell, MD-PhD student from Tufts Medical School, who is starting his 1st rotation in the Oudin Lab!
June 2018: Congratulations to Will Le, 1st year BME PhD student, who successfully passed his qualifying exam!
June 2018: Welcome to Annika Gallandt, NSF REU student here at Tufts for the summer. Annika will be working in collaboration with Professor Georgakoudi's lab.
June 1st, 2018: We hosted the first SEC Connections social hour at Tufts to bring together all the labs that work in our interdisciplinary building. The goal is to get to know our neighbors and promote collaborations! Thanks to those who came!
May 2018: CMDB Rotation student Jackson Fatherree is joining the Oudin lab! Welcome Jackson!
April 2018: Congratulations to Claire Dunn who has been named a Laidlaw Scholar here at Tufts!
April 2018: Congratulations to Lily Hayes who has been named a Tufts Summer Scholar! Lily will be working in the lab this summer on her project!
April 2018: The Oudin Lab welcomes Sackler CMDB student Jackson Fatherree for his 4th rotation!
March 2018: Madeleine featured on the Tufts Now website. See here for more details.
March 2018: The Oudin Lab receives its funds funding as an independent lab. Thanks to the Tufts Committee on Faculty Research Awards for supporting the lab!
March 2018: Congratulations to Will Le for his acceptance to the CSHL Bioinformatics for Cancer Genomics Course.
February 2018: The Oudin Lab welcomes new undergraduate researchers Claire, Gabrielle, Joanna and Lily. We are very excited to bring on new team members to tackle cancer.
Jan 2nd, 2018: Happy New Year! The Oudin lab is officially open!
December 2017: Madeleine is appointed a member of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology graduate program at the Medical School. We look forward to interacting with the community on the Boston Campus!
December 2017: Congratulations to Will Le for receiving an award in the Tufts Graduate Research Competition!