April 2023: It's official...!!! Claire's awarded with the prestigious NSERC Science Undergraduate Research Award to continue her project work in the lab during Summer 2023. Congratulations Claire...!!!

July 2022: As they say, "Better late han never"...!!! Sushmitha joined the lab (in June) to puruse her PhD studies. Welcome to Kakumani Lab Sushmitha...!!!

April 2022: The First paper from our lab entitled, "AGO-RBP crosstalk on target mRNAs: Implications in miRNA-guided gene silencing and cancer" got accepted in the journal, Translational Oncology - part of Elsevier's Oncology Journal Network. 

April 2022: Awarded the NSERC Discovery Grant (2022-2027) and Discovery Lauch Supplement (2022-2023) as an Early Career Researcher (ECR).

Title: PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA)-guidedsomatic gene regulation in cell homeostasis and differentiation.

January 2022: Kakumani Lab is open.

October 2021: Movied into the Office and Lab space in the brand new Core Science Facility of Faculty of Science, Memorial University.

July 2021: Dr. Kakumani joined Dept. of Biochemistry as an Assistant Professor (Tenure-track).