Terrance Haanen

Terrance Haanen

Graduate Student

Biography

Terrance graduated from California State University, San Marcos where he was a Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) fellow. Terrance joined the University of Michigan Cancer Biology program as a Rackham Merit Fellow in the Spring of 2020. Terrance will be completing his thesis work in the lab of Professor Goutham Narla at the Rogel Cancer Center. Outside of the lab, Terrance enjoys hiking, reading, and video games.

Research Interests

Terrance is very interested in studying how the inactivation of the tumor suppressor protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) contributes to endometrial metastatic spread and the establishment of a tumor microenvironment that promotes immune suppression.

Techniques Used

Mouse models, cell culture, and flow cytometry

Abstracts

Haanen, T. and Kim, J. (April 2019). Investigating the Effect of Chromosome Location on Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion. Presented at the 33rd Annual California State University Research Competition at California State University, Fullerton.

Haanen, T. and Kim, J. (March 2019). Investigating the Effect of Chromosome Location on Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion. Presented at the CSU Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation at California State University, San Marcos.

Haanen, T., Bielczyk-Maczynska, E., and Teruel, M. (August 2018). Investigating the role of WISP2 and orphan G-protein cell surface receptors in proliferation and differentiation of fat progenitors. Presented at the Stanford Summer Research Program Symposium at Stanford.

Haanen, T. and Burkart, M. (February 2018). Next Generation Splice Modulators: Potentially Powerful Tumor Suppressors. Presented at the 2018 Emerging Researcher’s National Conference in Washington D.C.

Awards

2017 NIH T34, University of California, San Marcos
2019 Rackham Merit Fellowship, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School
2020 NCI T32, University of Michigan, Cancer Biology PhD Program

Diversity Ambassador

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Individual from disadvantaged backgrounds including low SES & rural or inner-city environments
  • First generation college student
  • First generation U.S. citizen
  • Graduated from a community college
  • Graduated from a Minority Serving Institution
  • Have experienced financial hardship