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Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Christin E. Burd, PhD
"Exploiting mutational specificity to target RAS-driven melanoma" at The Ohio State University
Lawrence A. David, PhD
"Personalized prebiotics to optimize microbiota metabolism and improve transplant outcomes" at Duke University
Scott J. Dixon, PhD
"Exploring the role of reductive stress in promoting cancer cell death" at Stanford University
Eric S. Fischer, PhD
"Novel mechanisms for small molecule induced targeted degradation of RRM family proteins" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Arnold S. Han, MD, PhD
"Precision T cell receptor-based cancer therapies" at Columbia University
Nicholas T. Ingolia, PhD
"Cis-regulatory code for the translational control of gene expression" at University of California, Berkeley
Christopher M. Jewell, PhD
"Harnessing intra-lymph node controlled release to study and enhance tumor immunity" at University of Maryland
Amaia Lujambio, PhD
"Overcoming the resistantce to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma" at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Benjamin L. Martin, PhD
"Cell cycle regulation of cellular behaviors associated with cancer metastasis" at Stony Brook University
David Q. Matus, PhD
"Cell cycle regulation of cellular behaviors associated with cancer metastasis" at Stony Brook University
Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD
"Next-generation CAR T cells for EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Wayne O. Miles, PhD
"Maximizing pro-apoptotic protein levels" at The Ohio State University
Rushika M. Perera, PhD
"Mechanisms of cellular transformation at the single organelle level" at University of California, San Francisco
Philip A. Romero, PhD
"Digital circulating tumor cell detection using scalable molecular logic" at University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brian H. Shirts, MD, PhD
"Participatory genetics for defining genotype-phenotype associations of rare cancer variants" at University of Washington
Anthony D. Sung, MD
"Personalized prebiotics to optimize microbiota metabolism and improve transplant outcomes" at Duke University
Peter J. Turnbaugh, PhD
"The gut microbiome: an unexpected contributor to cancer drug resistance" at University of California, San Francisco
Roberto Zoncu, PhD
"Identifying and disabling organelle circuits that fuel cancer cell metabolism" at University of California, Berkeley

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Vivek K. Arora, MD, PhD
"Defining a targetable oncogenic dyad in bladder cancer" at Washington University
Vinod P. Balachandran, MD
"Defining the evolutionary dynamics and antigen potential of neoantigens for human pancreatic cancer immunotherapy" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christopher E. Barbieri, MD, PhD
"Presurgical trials to target distinct subclasses of localized prostate cancer" at Weill Cornell Medicine
Ami S. Bhatt, MD, PhD
"Applying microbiome-based therapeutics in cancer patients" at Stanford University
Collin M. Blakely, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms of incomplete response and primary resistance to osimertinib in EGFR-mutant lung cancer" at University of California, San Francisco
Adrienne A. Boire, MD, PhD
"Molecular determinants of leptomeningeal metastasis: a translational approach" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD
"Investigation of novel targeted therapeutic approaches for brain metastases" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Joshua Brody, MD
"Flt3L-primed 'in situ' vaccination for low-grade lymphoma - Phase I/II study of intratumoral injection of rhuFlt3L and poly-ICLC with low-dose radiotherapy [NCT01976585]" at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
L. Elizabeth Budde, MD, PhD
"Targeting CD123 using chimeric antigen receptor T cells for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia" at City of Hope
Brian C. Capell, MD, PhD
"Defining the role of epigenetic enhancer dysfunction in epithelial carcinogenesis" at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Aude G. Chapuis, MD
"Multifaceted transgenic TCR approach to high-risk AML" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
"Identification of genetic basis of altered T cell receptor signaling in cutaneous T cell lymphoma" at Northwestern University
Gavin P. Dunn, MD, PhD
"Characterizing the immunogenic landscape of glioblastoma" at Washington University
Matthew D. Hellmann, MD
"Defining intratumoral and peripheral mechanisms mediating initiation of response, durability, and resistance to PD-1 blockade to inform rational immunotherapeutic development in NSCLC" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Andrew M. Intlekofer, MD, PhD
"Metabolic coupling of the hypoxic niche to stemness" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
"Mechanism and function of regulatory signaling in acute myeloid leukemia" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christopher A. Klebanoff, MD
"Clinical development of next-generation T cell receptor (TCR)-based adoptive immunotherapies for the treatment of patients with common epithelial malignancies" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Piro Lito, MD, PhD
"Modeling the evolution of resistance to ERK signaling inhibitors at the single cell level" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
"Developing novel therapeutic strategies for ALK-fusion positive lung cancer" at Vanderbilt University
Ann Mullally, MD
"Determining the role of aberrant growth factor signaling in maintaining disease-propagating cells and mediating JAK2 inhibitor resistance in myeloproliferative neoplasms" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Deepak Nijhawan, MD, PhD
"Using chemistry to identify new targets in lung cancer" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Stephen T. Oh, MD, PhD
"Leveraging NFkB pathway dysregulation for therapeutic benefit in myeloproliferative neoplasms" at Washington University
Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD
"Noninvasive genotyping of cell-free plasma DNA (cfDNA) as a tool for guiding personalized lung cancer care" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mark G. Shrime, MD, MPH, PhD
"Cash transfers for cancer surgery in West Africa: their health and economic consequences" at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Catherine C. Smith, MD
"Defining structure, function and therapeutic impact of oncogenic FLT3 mutations" at University of California, San Francisco
Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD
"Dissecting response to conventional and emerging DNA damage and repair therapies" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Heather L. Yeo, MD
"Use of mobile applications to evaluate post surgical recovery in aging patients with GI cancer" at Weill Cornell Medicine

I applaud Damon Runyon for championing the belief that breakthroughs in human health come from fresh and innovative ways of thinking.

Gabriela Monsalve, PhD

Robert Black Fellow
University of California, San Francisco
Improving the effectiveness of glucocorticoids in cancer treatment

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

Philip B. Abitua, PhD
"Developmental mechanisms of killifish cell dispersion and aggregation" at Harvard University
Corina E. Antal, PhD
"Stromal reprogramming as a therapeutic approach in pancreatic cancer" at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Richard W. Baker, PhD
"Understanding the mechanism of SWI/SNF-mediated chromatin remodeling and its misregulation in cancer" at University of California, San Diego
Robert S. Banh, PhD
Metabolic contribution of sensory neurons to pancreatic tumorigenesis and serine metabolism, via peripheral axons at New York University School of Medicine
Sudeep Banjade, PhD
"Division of labor in ESCRT-III proteins during polymer assembly and membrane remodeling" at Cornell University
Lacy J. Barton, PhD
"Mechanisms of directed cell migration in a complex in vivo environment" at New York University School of Medicine
Harihar Basnet, PhD
"Identifying determinants of latency in brain metastatic breast cancer cells" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Daniel J. Blair, PhD
"An automated small molecule synthesizer for the discovery of new anti-cancer agents" at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Laura Blanton, PhD
"The impact of sex chromosome constitution on immune cell gene expression and function" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Vladislav Belyy, PhD
"Mapping the unfolded protein response signaling network with optogenetic actuators" at University of California, San Francisco
Justin A. Bosch, PhD
"Characterizing novel molecules and mechanisms that mediate cell-cell communication" at Harvard Medical School
Andrew A. Bridges, PhD
"Bacterial cell fates: The role of quorum sensing in biofilm patterning" at Princeton University
Antony J. Burton, PhD
"Sculpting chromatin architecture in live cells using protein chemistry" at Princeton University
Danfeng Cai, PhD
"Protein crowding and protein folding landscapes as predictors of healthy and diseased cell states" at National Institutes of Health
Gina V. Caldas, PhD
"Analysis of CSR- function in C. elegans embryonic cell division" at University of California, Berkeley
Christopher J. Cambier, PhD
"In vivo characterization of mycobacterial cording" at Stanford University
Lindsay B. Case, PhD
"Regulation of integrin clustering on supported lipid bilayers" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Aleksey Chudnovskiy, PhD
"Defining dendritic cell-T cell interaction history within the tumor microenvironment using enzymatic labeling" at The Rockefeller University
Jeeyun Chung, PhD
"Unraveling the cellular mechanism of lipid droplet biogenesis" at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
J. Brooks Crickard, PhD
"Visualizing the strand invasion during homologous recombination on the single molecule level" at Columbia University
Kyle G. Daniels, PhD
"Controlling T cell signaling and fate choice using synthetic receptors" at University of California, San Francisco
Geoffrey P. Dann, PhD
Proteomics to bridge protein arginylation, chromatin, and cancer at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Allison Didychuk, PhD
Viral mimics of host transcription factors in oncogenic herpesviruses at University of California, Berkeley
Anne E. Dodson, PhD
"Transgenerational inheritance of structure-based infections" at Harvard Medical School
Xintong Dong, PhD
"Investigating ligand-receptor interactions between defensins and mrgprs in cutaneous inflammation and wound healing" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Phillip A. Dumesic, MD, PhD
"Identification of muscle-secreted factors responsible for local and systemic effects of exercise" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Kelsie A. Eichel, PhD
Mechanisms of polarized membrane protein trafficking at Stanford University
Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD
"The interplay between cellular metabolism and RNA homeostasis in disease" at Stanford University
Eric E. Gardner, PharmD, PhD
Interrogating lung adenocarcinoma transformation to small cell lung cancer at single cell resolution at Weill Cornell Medicine
Ivana Gasic, Dr.Sc.
"Molecular elucidation of the interphase microtubule integrity response (MIR)" at Harvard Medical School
Stephanie Gates, PhD
Decoding the ubiquitin receptor recognition mechanism of the 26S proteasome at University of California, Berkeley
Daniel H. Goldman, PhD
"Elucidating the role of the exon junction complex in regulating translation of spliced mRNA" at The Johns Hopkins University
Yusong R. Guo, PhD
"Structural and mechanistic characterization of mechanosensitive Piezo channels" at The Rockefeller University
Tikvah K. Hayes, PhD
"Systematic genomic and functional analysis of small cell lung cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Marsha M. Hirschi, PhD
Molecular engineering of an optically controlled glutamate receptor at The Scripps Research Institute
Qi Hu, PhD
"Design of inhibitors of cancer-associated mutant GNAS" at University of California, San Francisco
Victoria Hung, PhD
"Defining the post-translational landscape of ribosomes in control of gene regulation and cell fate" at Stanford University
Jeffrey A. Hussmann, PhD
"Genome-wide measurement of ribosome spacing on individual transcripts" at University of California, San Francisco
Megan Insco, MD, PhD
"Investigating transcriptional cyclin dependent kinases as novel melanoma drug targets" at Boston Children's Hospital
Alexander Jaeger, PhD
"Surveying the chromatin architecture shaped by HSF1 in cancer" at Koch Institute for Biomedical Research
John C. Janetzko, PhD
"A biophysical approach to studying GRK-GPCR complexes" at Stanford University
Elise C. Jeffery, PhD
"Characterizing a new hematopoietic stem cell niche factor" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Zhejian Ji, PhD
"Function of the Cdc48 ATPase in protein degradation" at Harvard Medical School
Whitney Johnson, PhD
Using organoid cancer models to identify genome catastrophe mechanisms at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Yunsik Kang, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms regulating phagocytosis of neurons" at Oregon Health & Science University
Bryan C. King, PhD
"AMPK-induced catabolism of extracellular proteins: a novel survival mechanism for nutrient-deprived cancer cells" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Nora Kory, PhD
"Identifying new components of mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Warakorn Kulalert, PhD
"Characterization of the microbiota-mediated cutaneous neuroimmune interface and its impacts on tumorgenesis and cancer therapy" at National Institutes of Health
Lindsay M. LaFave, PhD
"Investigating epigenetic mechanisms of transformation in SWI/SNF-mutant non-small cell lung cancer" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jamie Lahvic, PhD
Uncovering cell non-autonomous mechanisms of tumor suppression at University of California, Berkeley
Brian J. Laidlaw, PhD
"Role of EBI2 in the regulation of lymphocyte migration during viral infection and cancer" at University of California, San Francisco
Christopher P. Lapointe, PhD
"Regulatory roles of the 3' untranslated region in human translation" at Stanford University School of Medicine
June-Yong Lee, PhD
"Investigation of potential roles of serum amyloid A in peripheral Th17 cell pathogenicity" at New York University School of Medicine
Kathrin Leppek, PhD
"Mechanistic characterization of 5’UTR RNA elements that confer translational specificity to shape vertebrate embryonic development" at Stanford University
Chuan Li, PhD
Quantifying epistasis among tumor suppressor genes and revealing the underlying expression profiles at the single-cell level at Stanford University
Evan C. Lien, PhD
"Impact of diet on tumor metabolism and progression" at Koch Institute for Biomedical Research
Daniel H. Lin, PhD
Global influence of mRNA conformation on eukaryotic translational regulation at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Lucy Liu, PhD
"In vivo characterization of muscle autophagy in health and disease" at Harvard Medical School
Kai Mao, PhD
"Mechanisms of xenobiotic surveillance and regulation" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Monica E. McCallum, PhD
"Understanding alanosine biosynthesis to discover new cancer chemotherapeutics" at Harvard University
Alesia N. McKeown, PhD
"Novel roles for retrogenes in host immunity" at University of Utah School of Medicine
Kara L. McKinley, PhD
"Mechanisms and functions of cellular rearrangements in epithelia" at University of California, San Francisco
Andrew C. Murley, PhD
"Cell non-autonomous communication of ER stress resistance" at University of California, Berkeley
Lyndsay M. Murrow, PhD
"Fate specification of mammary stem cells by cell self-sorting" at University of California, San Francisco
Sigrid Nachtergaele, PhD
"The dynamic N1-methyladenosine methylome in eukaryotic mRNA" at The University of Chicago
Nagarajan Nandagopal, PhD
Signal integration by bHLH circuits to enable cell fate decisions at Harvard Medical School
Trang Nguyen, PhD
Bypassing the unresponsiveness of T cell anergy and exhaustion at University of California, San Francisco
Vu Quang Nguyen, PhD
"Role of chromatin organization in dynamics of transcription initiation" at Johns Hopkins University
Thomas M. Norman, PhD
"Identifying the stochastic determinants of drug resistance" at University of California, San Francisco
Natasha M. O'Brown, PhD
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of transcytosis regulation in blood-brain barrier function" at Harvard Medical School
Jose M. Ordovas-Montanes, PhD
"Single-cell genomic approaches for tracing the contribution of inflammation to human colon cancer" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sarah J. Pfau, PhD
"Investigating the molecular determinants of blood-brain barrier heterogeneity" at Harvard Medical School
Magdalena E. Potok, PhD
"The relationship between epigenetic gene silencing, nuclear architecture, and genome stability" at University of California, Los Angeles
Fangfei Qu, PhD
"Decoding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the growth of brain metastases" at Stanford University
Deepshika Ramanan, PhD
"Identifying functions of regulatory T cell subsets in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer" at Harvard Medical School
William Razzell, PhD
"The role of tension in Hippo pathway signaling" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Romain L. Riscal, PhD
"Fructose 1,6 bisphosphatase nuclear localization, new function, and implication in Hepatocellular Carcinoma progression" at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Jeremy I. Roop, PhD
"Defining virus-host co-evolutionary dynamics that underlie the unusually broad HIV neutralizing antibody response in infants" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Alistair B. Russell, PhD
"Impact of heterogeneity on the cellular recognition of influenza infection" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Benjamin R. Sabari, PhD
"Investigating the role of aberrant genome structuring in T-ALL" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Esen Sefik, PhD
"The effect of microbes, diet on the intestinal immune system in the context of obesity and cancer" at Yale University
Jianjin Shi, PhD
"Biochemical and genetic dissection of axon degeneration" at Stanford University
Ying Qi Shirleen Soh, PhD
"Mapping paths and mechanisms of virus-host adaptation" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Justin L. Sparks, PhD
"Replicative helicase bypass of bulky DNA adducts?" at Harvard Medical School
Benjamin M. Stinson, PhD
"Mechanism of DNA processing during non-homologous end joining" at Harvard Medical School
Shaogeng (Steven) Tang, PhD
"Toward small-molecule inhibitors against human immune checkpoint PD-1" at Stanford University
Iva Tchasovnikarova, PhD
"Deciphering the role of chromatin remodeling in epigenetic repression by the HUSH complex" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Christina M. Termini, PhD
"Proteoglycan remodeling of the bone marrow niche regulates hematopoietic stem cell regeneration" at University of California, Los Angeles
Seyed Fakhreddin Torabi, PhD
"Evolution of triplex-forming RNAs from random sequences: a search for additional MALAT1-like triplex motifs" at Yale University
Albert G. Tsai, MD, PhD
"Diagnosis of hematologic malignancies from paucicellular aspirate material using highly multiplexed single cell analysis" at Stanford University
Albert Tsai, PhD
"Single-molecule imaging of transcription factors binding dynamics in Drosophila embryos" at HHMI Janelia Research Campus
Neil T. Umbreit, PhD
"Elucidating the mechanism of chromosome bridge resolution" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jeanine L. Van Nostrand, PhD
"Elucidating the AMPK-dependent regulation of mTOR signaling in the metabolic checkpoint of tumorigenesis" at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Linda T. Vo, PhD
"Off-the-shelf T cells from human pluripotent stem cells with precise tumor recognition using combinatorial antigen-sensing circuits" at University of California, San Francisco
Lan Wang, PhD
"Conferring organelle-specificity to tail-anchored proteins" at University of California, San Francisco
Eric Wang, PhD
"Enhancing anti-tumor immunity via pharmacological inhibition of kinases" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Kurt J. Warnhoff, PhD
"Molybdenum cofactor biosynthetic enzymes modulate miRNA biology and development" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Emma Watson, PhD
"Metabolic stress response: Exploring transcript-level regulation of metabolic feedback" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Darryl A. Wesener, PhD
"Synthetic food particles for studying human gut microbiota function" at Washington University
Peter M. K. Westcott, PhD
"Exploiting endogenous mutational processes in cancer to enhance response to immunotherapy" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jonathan R. Whicher, PhD
"Structure and mechanism of the voltage-gated potassium channel hEag1" at The Rockefeller University
Christopher Wilson, PhD
Development of a programmable writer and eraser of m6A RNA methylation at Harvard University
Evan J. Worden, PhD
"The mechanistic basis of crosstalk between histone H2B ubiquitylation and H3K79 methylation" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Linghe Xi, PhD
"WNT signaling and fate specification of normal versus tumorigenic stem cells" at The Rockefeller University
Jing Lin Xie, PhD
"Remembering the past: epigenetic mechanisms of cancer drug resistance" at Stanford University
Yichen Xu, PhD
"Elucidating a non-classical role of ER in gene expression and breast cancer progression" at University of California, San Francisco
Dian Yang, PhD
Dissecting intratumoral heterogeneity and hierarchy at single cell resolution at University of California, San Francisco
Leeat Yankielowicz-Keren, PhD
"Studying the tumor immune microenvironment in breast cancer using a novel multiplexed imaging platform" at Stanford University
Yi Yin, PhD
"Global analysis of DNA break repair by single-cell sequencing" at University of Washington
Chuchu Zhang, PhD
"Molecular dissection of the Area Postrema and its role in nausea" at Harvard Medical School
Ziyang Zhang, PhD
"Controlling the activity of bispecific T cell engagers with a chemically cleavable molecular switch" at University of California, San Francisco
Yuxiang Zhang, PhD
Mechanisms that promote DNA double strand break clusters in brain and liver at Boston Children's Hospital
Xiaoyu Zhang, PhD
Discovery of chemical probes that support targeted protein degradation in human cancer at The Scripps Research Institute
Xin Zhou, PhD
"Engineering 'Glue' domains to enable cryo-EM study of small cancer protein structures" at University of California, San Francisco
Boris Zinshteyn, PhD
"Mechanisms of splicing-independent nonsense-mediated mRNA decay" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

DAMON RUNYON-SOHN PEDIATRIC CANCER FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Özlem Aksoy, PhD
"Understanding the role of translational control in humanized mouse models for medulloblastoma" at University of California, San Francisco
Challice L. Bonifant, MD, PhD
"Dual-antigen targeting by ENG-T cells as improved anti-AML therapy" at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Robert L. Bowman, PhD
"Interrogating the subclonal architecture and functional contributions of mutation order in FLT3-ITD mutant AML" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Srinjoy Chakraborti, PhD
Mining pHLA and T cell receptors (TCR) specificities by phage display for de novo TCR engineering and personalized cancer therapy at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Stacy L. Cooper, MD
"The Cebpa +37kb enhancer is a critical target of transformation in acute myeloid leukemia" at The Johns Hopkins University
Adam D. Durbin, MD, PhD
Interrogation of neuroblastoma dependencies and non-coding RNAs on the core-regulatory circuitry for therapeutic inhibition at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Amanda Balboni Iniguez, PhD
"Targeting the EWS-FLI oncoprotein in Ewing sarcoma with CDK12/13 inhibitors" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Michael A. Koldobskiy, MD, PhD
"DNA methylation stochasticity in pediatric pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia" at The Johns Hopkins University
Sarah Naomi Olsen, PhD
Targeted degradation of the MLL-AF9 fusion oncoprotein in acute myeloid leukemia at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Maxim Pimkin, MD, PhD
Divergent core transcriptional circuitries highlight context-specific vulnerabilities in AML at Harvard Medical School
Cara A. Rabik, MD, PhD
"Determination of the role of WT1 in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis" at The Johns Hopkins University
Marissa Rashkovan, PhD
"Targeting metabolic vulnerabilities in ETP-ALL" at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Jay F. Sarthy, MD, PhD
Characterization of the epigenomic landscape of diffuse midline gliomas at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Yadira M. Soto-Feliciano, PhD
"Dissecting the role of Menin in acute leukemia" at The Rockefeller University
Kathryn R. Taylor, PhD
"The effect of neuronal activity on pediatric glioma invasion" at Stanford University

Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists

Ryan D. Baldridge, PhD
"Investigating the mechanism of retro-translocation by ERAD" at University of Michigan
Gira Bhabha, PhD
"High-resolution studies of dynein structure and mechanism" at New York University School of Medicine
Mingye Feng, PhD
"Macrophage-mediated immunosurveillance in metastasis" at City of Hope
Lydia Finley, PhD
"Metabolic regulation of cell fate decisions" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chao Lu, PhD
"Chromatin dysregulation as driver of oncogenesis" at Columbia University
Shruti Naik, PhD
"Immune-epidermal stem cell crosstalk in skin inflammation" at New York University School of Medicine
Neel H. Shah, PhD
"Identifying divergent mechanisms of oncogenicity in tyrosine kinases" at Columbia University
Jakob von Moltke, PhD
"Initiation of type 2 immune responses" at University of Washington

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

Pavan Bachireddy, MD
"Coevolution of tumor and T cell heterogeneity following immunotherapy" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Giada Bianchi, MD
"Molecular mechanisms of ROBO1 in multiple myeloma pathogenesis" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julia C. Carnevale, MD
"Developing new therapeutic approaches for pancreatic cancer with homologous recombination repair defects" at University of California, San Francisco
Jennifer L. Caswell-Jin, MD
"Breast cancer evolution and resistance in response to HER2-targeted therapy" at Stanford University
Nicholas C. DeVito, MD
"Investigating the role of EMT-mediated dendritic cell tolerization in checkpoint inhibitor resistance" at Duke University
Michael W. Drazer, MD
"Defining leukomogenic mechanisms in hereditary hematologic malignancies" at The University of Chicago
John R. Ferrarone, MD
"Seeking and evaluating novel therapeutic targets in human lung adenocarcinomas with loss-of-function mutations in LKB1" at Weill Cornell Medicine
Christopher J. Gibson, MD
"Elucidating the connection between clonal hematopoiesis and lymphoma in humans" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Lillian M. Guenther, MD
"Investigation of CITED2 as a novel dependency in Ewing sarcoma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
David M. Kurtz, MD, PhD
"Response prediction and personalized therapy from mathematical modeling of circulating tumor DNA in non-Hodgkin lymphoma" at Stanford University
Loretta S. Li, MD
"Mechanisms of disease and resistance in CRLF2-rearranged B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harshabad Singh, MBBS
"Cellular origins of Barrett’s esophagus and its role in development of adenocarcinoma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Melody Smith, MD
"CD19 targeted donor T cells improve graft versus tumor activity and reduce graft versus host disease" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Sakiko Suzuki, MD
"AON-directed alternative splicing as a novel therapy for leukemia" at University of Massachusetts Medical School

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