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Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Liron Bar-Peled, PhD
"Identification of redox vulnerabilities in genetically defined cancers" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Michael E. Birnbaum, PhD
"Decoding and reprogramming tumor-infiltrating T cells by pMHC-targeted lentiviruses" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lawrence A. David, PhD
"Personalized prebiotics to optimize microbiota metabolism and improve transplant outcomes" at Duke University
Gregory S. Ducker, PhD
"Targeting phosphatidylcholine metabolism in liver cancer using zebrafish" at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Kimberley J. Evason, MD, PhD
"Targeting phosphatidylcholine metabolism in liver cancer using zebrafish" at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
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
Xiaochun Li, PhD
“Investigations on Patched, a tumor suppressor, and its regulation in Hedgehog pathway” at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Brian B. Liau, PhD
"Investigating allosteric mechanisms regulating DNA methyltransferase enzymes" at Harvard University
Amaia Lujambio, PhD
"Overcoming resistance to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma" at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Joseph D. Mancias, MD, PhD
“Identifying the pancreatic tumor MHC-I ligandome in response to ionizing radiation for combination radiation-immunotherapy” at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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
Michael E. Pacold, MD, PhD
"Tracing molecular oxygen in pancreatic cancer" at New York University Langone Health
Elli Papaemmanuil, PhD
"Biological and clinical implications of allelic imbalances in clonal hematopoiesis and subsequent risk of therapy related leukemia" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rushika M. Perera, PhD
"Mechanisms of cellular transformation at the single organelle level" at University of California, San Francisco
Jan P. Schuemann, PhD
“Using extreme dose rates to protect healthy tissue in proton radiation therapy” at Massachusetts General Hospital
Jason M. Sheltzer, PhD
“Are cancers addicted to aneuploidy?” at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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
Alexandra-Chloé Villani, PhD
"Deciphering the Achilles' heel of cancer immunotherapy" at Massachusetts General Hospital

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Todd A. Aguilera, MD, PhD
"Immunologic responses to short course radiotherapy in rectal adenocarcinoma and the impact of CD40 agonist immunotherapy" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Vivek K. Arora, MD, PhD
"Defining a targetable oncogenic dyad in bladder cancer" at Washington University
Vinod P. Balachandran, MD
"Recombinant interleukin-33 immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Christopher E. Barbieri, MD, PhD
"Subtype-specific modes of clinical and molecular progression in prostate cancer" at Weill Cornell Medicine
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
Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD
"Investigation of novel targeted therapeutic approaches for brain metastases" at Massachusetts General Hospital
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
"Development of novel therapeutic strategies for aggressive CTCL subtypes" at Northwestern University
Karuna Ganesh, MD, PhD
"Leveraging patient-derived organoid models to define the molecular determinants of metastatic regeneration" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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
Anusha Kalbasi, MD
"IL13Ra2 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells for metastatic melanoma" at University of California, Los Angeles
Jennifer M. Kalish, MD, PhD
"Epigenetic and genetic mechanisms of cancer in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome" at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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
Birgit Knoechel, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms of CD8+ T-cell dysfunction and its therapeutic targeting in T-ALL" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Piro Lito, MD, PhD
"Modeling responses to targeted ERK signaling inhibition at the single-cell level" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David G. McFadden, MD, PhD
"Identifying metabolic vulnerabilities in Hürthle cell carcinoma" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD
"Evaluating and targeting pathways of treatment resistance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma" at Duke University
Matthew G. Oser, MD, PhD
"Targeting neuroendocrine differentiation as a novel therapeutic strategy for small cell lung cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Kavita Y. Sarin, MD, PhD
"Genetic contributions and novel therapies for individuals with frequent basal cell cancer" at Stanford University
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

Nicholas Adams, PhD
"Elucidating how pDC genome organization regulates IFN production in cancer" at New York University School of Medicine
Liudmila Andreeva, PhD
"Making an inflammasome: Structural and biochemical elucidation of NLRP3 inflammasome activation" at Boston Children's Hospital
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
Caroline Bartman, PhD
"Systems analysis of in vivo tumor and stromal cell metabolism in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma" at Princeton University
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
Elizabeth A. Boydston, PhD
"Exploring the cell adhesion landscape through host-pathogen interactions" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Tess C. Branon, PhD
"Elucidating mechanisms of bidirectional host-microbiota communication" at University of California, Berkeley
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
Amelia N. Chang, PhD
"The role of activity-regulated gene expression in human brain evolution" at Harvard Medical School
Yiming Chen, PhD
"Optical interrogation of neuropeptide and peptide hormones" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Zibo Chen, PhD
"Combinatorial signal classification with a protein-based synthetic neural network" at California Institute of Technology
Kunitoshi Chiba, PhD
"Elucidating tissue specificity of cancer" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Junhong Choi, PhD
"Determinants and consequences of DNA replication program" at University of Washington
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
Hokyung K. Chung, PhD
"Next generation adoptive cell therapy: SMARTER T cells for enhanced and durable anti-tumor immunity" at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Steven W.M. Crossley, PhD
"Mapping targets for cancer therapeutics via Methionine-selective warheads" at University of California, Berkeley
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
Gregory P. Donaldson, PhD
"Cross-talk between B lymphocytes and bacteria in the maintenance of a non-inflammatory mucosal microbiome" at The Rockefeller University
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
Erin E. Duffy, PhD
"Activity-dependent changes in RNA stability as a mechanism for synaptic plasticity" at Harvard Medical School
Phillip A. Dumesic, MD, PhD
"Identification of muscle-secreted factors responsible for local and systemic effects of exercise" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Courtney Ellison, PhD
"The role of type IV pili in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation" at Princeton University
Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD
"The interplay between cellular metabolism and RNA homeostasis in disease" at Stanford University
Yuan Gao, PhD
"Mechanism of protein import into peroxisomes" at Harvard Medical School
Eric E. Gardner, PharmD, PhD
"Interrogating lung adenocarcinoma transformation to small cell lung cancer at single cell resolution" at Weill Cornell Medicine
Stephanie Gates, PhD
"Decoding the ubiquitin receptor recognition mechanism of the 26S proteasome" at University of California, Berkeley
Pragya Goel, PhD
"Signaling structure for neuromodulatory coding in the vertebrate striatum" at Harvard Medical School
Anita Gola, PhD
"A spatially patterned stem cell and immune cell barrier at the skin surface" at The Rockefeller University
Daniel H. Goldman, PhD
"Investigating translation-mediated quality control using live-cell single-mRNA imaging" at The Johns Hopkins University
Rachel Segal Greenberg, PhD
"Developing functional diversity in interoceptive circuits" at Harvard Medical School
Keelan Z. Guiley, PhD
"Chemical probing of mutant p53" at University of California, San Francisco
Shuo Han, PhD
"Spatiotemporally precise manipulation of Hedgehog signaling for tissue regeneration and repair" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Tikvah K. Hayes, PhD
"Systematic genomic and functional analysis of small cell lung cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Christina L. Hueschen, PhD
"Molecular basis and regulation of apicomplexan parasite motility" at Stanford University
Victoria Hung, PhD
"Defining the post-translational landscape of ribosomes in control of gene regulation and cell fate" at Stanford University
Megan Insco, MD, PhD
"Investigating transcriptional cyclin dependent kinases as novel melanoma drug targets" at Boston Children's Hospital
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
Balint Z. Kacsoh, PhD
"Influence of social environment on cancer progression" at University of Pennsylvania
Yunsik Kang, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms regulating phagocytosis of neurons" at Oregon Health & Science University
Grace E. Kenney, PhD
"Two enzymatic routes towards diazo biosynthesis in cytotoxic natural products" at Harvard University
Warakorn Kulalert, PhD
"Characterization of the microbiota-mediated cutaneous neuroimmune interface and its impacts on tumorgenesis and cancer therapy" at National Institutes of Health
Thomas R. LaBar, PhD
"Elucidating the mechanisms of cellular evolution with experimental evolution" at Harvard University
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
Christopher P. Lapointe, PhD
"Regulatory roles of the 3' untranslated region in human translation" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Haoxin Li, PhD
"Cysteine-modification screening to identify functional and druggable sites in cancer dependencies" at The Scripps Research Institute
Chuan Li, PhD
"Quantifying epistasis between tumor suppressor genes and revealing the underlying expression profiles at the single-cell level in murine lung adenocarcinoma" at Stanford University
Julia Su Zhou Li, PhD
"Spatial regulation of the inheritance of genomic abnormalities in cancer cells" at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Evan C. Lien, PhD
"Impact of diet on tumor metabolism and progression" at Koch Institute For Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Daniel H. Lin, PhD
"The influence of RNA and protein conformation on target-directed miRNA degradation" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Kaixian Liu, PhD
"The studies of double-strand break proteins in germline genome transmission" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Jingchuan Luo, PhD
"Deciphering roles of nuclear-mitochondrial communication in cellular homeostasis" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Thomas H. Mann, PhD
"Calcium signaling and the molecular clock of T cell exhaustion" at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Monica E. McCallum, PhD
"Understanding alanosine biosynthesis to discover new cancer chemotherapeutics" at Harvard University
Jon McGinn, PhD
"Dissecting the genetic networks underlying host subversion during Rickettsia infection" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Colleen N. McLaughlin, PhD
"Cell surface mechanisms of neural circuit assembly" at Stanford University
Ryan Moy, MD, PhD
"Identifying the key drivers and mechanisms underlying metastatic liver colonization in colorectal cancer" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/The Rockefeller University
Aaron L. Moye, PhD
"Role of Lgr6-expressing Mesenchymal cells in lung cancer initiation and progression" at Boston Children's Hospital
Andrew C. Murley, PhD
"Cell non-autonomous communication of ER stress resistance" at University of California, Berkeley
Nagarajan Nandagopal, PhD
"Signal integration by bHLH circuits to enable cell fate decisions" at Harvard Medical School
Jasper E. Neggers, PhD
"Validation of VPS4A as a synthetic lethal target in cancers with VPS4B loss on chromosome 18q" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Alexandra Nguyen, PhD
"Defining the cell type specific cell division requirements in acute myeloid leukemias" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Trang Nguyen, PhD
"Bypassing the unresponsiveness of T cell anergy and exhaustion" at University of California, San Francisco
Ysbrand Nusse, PhD
"Defining the role of eosinophils in liver injury and repair" at University of Calgary
Natasha M. O'Brown, PhD
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of transcytosis regulation in blood-brain barrier function" at Harvard Medical School
Katy Ong, PhD
"Long-range tumor-host signaling mechanisms driving paraneoplastic syndromes" at University of California, Berkeley
Esteban A. Orellana Vinueza, PhD
"Role of METTL1-WDR4 tRNA methyltransferase complex in cancer" at Boston Children's Hospital
Abigail E. Overacre-Delgoffe, PhD
"Microbiome control of the tumor microenvironment: harnessing immunosuppression and exhaustion" at University of Pittsburgh
Tristan Wold Owens, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms of heat shock transcription factor 1 in cancer" at University of California, San Francisco
Juhee Pae, PhD
"Mechanisms of germinal center B Cell proliferation" at The Rockefeller University
Nikit Patel, PhD
"Determining the core genetic regulators of the erythro-myeloid switch" at Harvard Medical School
Sarah J. Pfau, PhD
"Investigating the molecular determinants of blood-brain barrier heterogeneity" at Harvard Medical School
Cristina Puchades, PhD
"Deciphering the molecular basis for modulation of TMEM16A activity" at University of California, San Francisco
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
Janice M. Reimer, PhD
"Regulation of dynein by Lis1" at University of California, San Diego
Jose Reyes, PhD
"Dynamics and consequences of complex karyotype evolution in p53 driven acute myeloid leukemia" at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Romain L. Riscal, PhD
"Exploiting Cholesterol metabolism as a liability in clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma ( ccRCC)" at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Esen Sefik, PhD
"The effect of microbes, diet on the intestinal immune system in the context of obesity" at Yale University
Jianjin Shi, PhD
"Biochemical and genetic dissection of axon degeneration" at Stanford University
Veronika Shoba, PhD
"Phosphorylation-inducing chimeric small molecules" at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Sukrit Silas, PhD
"Discovery and characterization of virally-encoded proteins of unknown function" at University of California, San Francisco
Jiao Sima, PhD
"Cellular mechanisms linking sleep disturbance and cancer development" at University of California, Berkeley
Digvijay Singh, PhD
"Cryo-electron tomography of phase-separated transcription factories in situ" at University of California, San Diego
Sharanya Sivanand, PhD
"Understanding metabolic heterogeneity in primary and metastatic tumors" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tyler Starr, PhD
"The sequence-function landscape of antibody and virus evolution" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Adam J. Stevens, PhD
"Synthetic adhesion molecules: redirecting cell infiltration and organization" at University of California, San Francisco
Mark Sullivan, PhD
"Identifying requirements for lung infection by opportunistic pathogens" at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Shaogeng (Steven) Tang, PhD
"Toward small-molecule inhibitors against human immune checkpoint PD-1" at Stanford University
Christina M. Termini, PhD
"Proteoglycan remodeling of the bone marrow niche regulates hematopoietic stem cell regeneration" at University of California, Los Angeles
Sophia Tintori, PhD
"Mechanisms of radiation tolerance in Caenorhabditis from Chernobyl" at New York University School of Medicine
Kouki Touhara, PhD
"Investigating chemical signaling between gut enteroendocrine cells and intrinsic primary afferent neurons" at University of California, San Francisco
Jonathan G. Van Vranken
"Systematic identification of metabolite-protein interactions in human cells" at Harvard Medical School
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
Lexy von Diezmann, PhD
"State changes of a liquid-like compartment monitor crossover recombination" at University of Utah
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
Evan J. Worden, PhD
"The mechanistic basis of crosstalk between histone H2B ubiquitylation and H3K79 methylation" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jingyi Wu, PhD
"Epigenetic clonal evolution in gliomas" at Massachusetts General Hospital
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 Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Yuxiang Zhang, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms that promote DNA double strand break clusters in brain and liver" at Boston Children's Hospital
Ziyang Zhang, PhD
"Controlling the activity of bispecific T cell engagers with a chemically cleavable molecular switch" at University of California, San Francisco
Yunxiao Zhang, PhD
"Mechanotransduction in pathogenesis of osteoarthritis" at The Scripps Research Institute
Chuchu Zhang, PhD
"Molecular dissection of the Area Postrema and its role in nausea" at Harvard Medical School
Ge Zheng, PhD
"Novel approaches to targeting zinc-finger domain of the transcription repressor BCL11A" at Boston Children's Hospital
John C. Zinder, PhD
"Structure and biochemistry of human shelterin and associated factors" at The Rockefeller University

DAMON RUNYON-SOHN PEDIATRIC CANCER FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Jessie A. Brown, PhD
"Master regulators of drug resistance in relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia"  at Columbia University
Kiara C. Eldred, PhD
"Dissecting the mechanisms of tumorigenesis in the human retina" at University of Washington
Katherine E. Gadek, PhD
"Defining endothelial progenitor cell pliancy in rhabdomyosarcoma"  at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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
Anand G. Patel, MD, PhD
"Targeting the developmental architecture of rhabdomyosarcoma" at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Maxim Pimkin, MD, PhD
"Divergent core transcriptional circuitries highlight context-specific vulnerabilities in AML" at Harvard Medical School
Zulekha A. Qadeer, PhD
"Targeting TGFb pathway dependencies in Group 3 Medulloblastoma"  at University of California, San Francisco
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
Peng Wu, MD, PhD
"Understanding and modulating aberrant differentiation in Hepatoblastoma"  at Stanford University

Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists

Liron Bar-Peled, PhD
"Identification of cysteine liabilities in NRF2-driven cancers" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Brian J. Beliveau, PhD
"Decoding Polycomb-mediated gene regulation in single cells with single-molecule super resolution imaging and synthetic biology" at University of Washington
Lindsay B. Case, PhD
"Regulation of integrin clustering on supported lipid bilayers" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Ivana Gasic, Dr.Sc.
"Molecular elucidation of the interphase Microtubule Integrity Response (MIR)" at University of Geneva
Tera C. Levin, PhD
"Master microbial manipulators: how hosts are shaped by bacterial interactions" at University of Pittsburgh
Matthew P. Miller, PhD
"Deciphering tension-dependent stabilization of kinetochore-microtubule interactions" at University of Utah
Sigrid Nachtergaele, PhD
"Identifying novel mechanisms of gene expression regulation through mRNA modifications" at Yale University
Thomas M. Norman, PhD
"Efficient strategies for finding and elucidating genetic interactions" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Natasha M. O'Brown, PhD
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of transcytosis regulation in blood-brain barrier function" at Harvard Medical School
Alistair B. Russell, PhD
"Impact of heterogeneity on the cellular recognition of influenza" at University of California, San Diego
Jens C. Schmidt, PhD
"Single-molecule analysis of telomerase recruitment to telomeres" at Michigan State University
Justin L. Sparks, PhD
"Fundamental mechanism of DNA-protein crosslink repair" at Harvard Medical School
Benjamin M. Stinson, PhD
"Mechanism of DNA processing during non-homologous end joining" at Harvard Medical School
Iva A. Tchasovnikarova, PhD
"Fluorogenetic interrogation of chromatin position effects" at The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Yi Yin, PhD
"Global analysis of DNA break repair by single-cell sequencing" at University of California, Los Angeles

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

Elisa A. Aquilanti, MD
"Targeting telomerase in glioblastoma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Edmond M. Chan, MD
"Validating a novel synthetic lethal target for microsatellite unstable cancers" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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 leukemogenic mechanisms in hereditary hematologic malignancies" at The University of Chicago
Jonathan C. Dudley, MD
"Earlier detection of cancer in body cavity fluids through aneuploidy analysis after cell enrichment and partitioning" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Andrew J. Dunbar, MD
"Interrogating functional contribution of JAK2V617F in the maintenance of myeloproliferative neoplasms" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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
"The biology and clinical implications of clonal hematopoiesis in cancer patients" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Gabriel K. Griffin, MD
"Enhancing cancer immunotherapy through epigenetic modulation of the repetitive genome" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Lillian M. Guenther, MD
"Investigation of CITED2 as a novel dependency in Ewing sarcoma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dennis J. Hsu, MD
"Metabolic determinants of codon usage bias in colorectal cancer" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/The Rockefeller University
Andrew L. Ji, MD
"Cancer cell-extrinsic and intrinsic control of tumor progression and intratumoral heterogeneity" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Jonathan E. Shoag, MD
"Harnessing clinical data to identify new prostate cancer therapeutics" at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
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
"Inflammatory cell death pathways in Myelodysplastic Syndromes" at University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rabi Upadhyay, MD
"Determining the distal effects of gut microbiota on the lung tumor microenvironment, cancer progression, and checkpoint blockade efficacy" at New York University School of Medicine
Natalie Vokes, MD
"Dissecting tumor intrinsic and immune drivers of resistance to therapy in non-small cell lung cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Damon Runyon Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award

Jeremy Copperman, PhD
"Whole-cell modeling for the prediction and control of micro-environmentally regulated proliferative and migratory variability" at Oregon Health & Science University
Tal Einav, PhD
"Quantifying a polyclonal immune repertoire's ability to bind influenza" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Siting Gan, PhD
"In situ single-cell dissection of the tumor-microenvironment interplay mediating brain metastasis" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Vitor Mori, PhD
"EBUS-TBNI of cisplatin optimization in heterogeneous lung tumors" at University of Vermont
Denis Schapiro, PhD
"Single cell pharmacodynamics and spatial signatures of drug response in the intact tumor microenvironment" at Harvard Medical School
Collin Tokheim, PhD
"Computationally identifying oncogenic substrates of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in human cancers" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Shou-Wen Wang, PhD
"Inferring cell fate choice from clonal and transcriptomic data, with application to hematopoiesis" at Harvard Medical School
Runmin Wei, PhD
"Integrating single cell genomic and spatial information to delineate tumor heterogeneity and microenvironment interactions in inflammatory breast cancer" at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Hang Xu, PhD
"Investigating the dynamics of chromosomal instability in cancer" at Stanford University School of Medicine

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