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Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Luisa F. Escobar-Hoyos, PhD
"Understanding RNA splicing in tumor-cell adaptation and anti-tumor immunity" at Yale University School of Medicine
Lucas Farnung, PhD
"Understanding the mechanistic basis of gene expression regulation by MLL complexes in cancers" at Harvard Medical School
Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD
"Tools to target novel cell surface ligands in cancer" at Boston Children's Hospital
Danielle Grotjahn, PhD
"Uncovering structural mechanisms of mitochondrial fragmentation in cancer by cellular cryo-electron tomography" at The Scripps Research Institute
Alex M. Jaeger, PhD
"Engineering approaches to exploit MHC-II antigen presentation in cancer" at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Max Jan, MD, PhD
"Programming next-generation NK cell therapies using targeted protein degradation" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Nora Kory, PhD
"Targeting mitochondrial transporters in cancer" at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(Kathy) Fange Liu, PhD
"Y chromosome proteins in sex bias of cancers in non-reproductive organs" at University of Pennsylvania
Mandar D. Muzumdar, MD
"Targeting endocrine-exocrine signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma progression" at Yale University School of Medicine
Daniel J. Puleston, PhD
"A new platform to study cancer biology and therapy in humans" at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sydney M. Shaffer, MD, PhD
"Spatially resolved cellular competition in oncogenesis" at University of Pennsylvania
Jamie B. Spangler, PhD
"Engineered multispecific antibody-drug conjugates as novel cancer immunotherapeutics" at Johns Hopkins University
Humsa S. Venkatesh, PhD
"Identifying and disrupting the bioelectric circuits driving brain cancer" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Srinivas R. Viswanathan, MD, PhD
"X marks the spot: exploring how X-chromosome alterations drive sex differences in cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Elvin Wagenblast, PhD
"Untangling the evolutionary dependency of childhood leukemia" at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ziyang Zhang, PhD
"Small molecule activators of GTP hydrolysis for mutant Ras-driven cancer" at University of California, Berkeley

Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Sylvan C. Baca, MD, PhD
"Epigenetic drivers of resistance to novel therapies for bladder and kidney cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Pavan Bachireddy, MD
"Immune evasive circuits that define MRD progression in myelodysplastic syndrome" at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kelly L. Bolton, MD, PhD
"The use of ivosidenib in IDH1-mutated clonal cytopenia of undetermined significance" at Washington University School of Medicine
Daniel J. Delitto, MD, PhD
"Pathogen sensing in fibroblasts restrains antitumor immunity in pancreatic cancer" at Stanford University
Alexander C. Huang, MD
"Shared antigen and neoantigen-specific T cells in checkpoint blockade efficacy and toxicity" at University of Pennsylvania
Andrew L. Ji, MD
"Dissecting spatial crosstalk in squamous cell carcinoma arising in organ transplant recipients" at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jennifer M. Kalish, MD, PhD
"Epigenetic and genetic mechanisms of cancer in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome" at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Xiuning Le, MD, PhD
"Structure- and lineage-based classification and targeting of resistance in EGFR-mutant NSCLC" at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD
"Evaluating and targeting pathways of treatment resistance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma" at University of Pittsburgh
Benjamin A. Nacev, MD, PhD
"Understanding and targeting chromatin reorganization in ATRX deficient sarcomas" at University of Pittsburgh
David Y. Oh, MD, PhD
"Co-receptors modulating anti-tumor activity of human cytotoxic CD4+ effector cells" at University of California, San Francisco
Matthew G. Oser, MD, PhD
"Dissecting and therapeutically exploiting synthetic lethality between NOTCH and TRIM28 to drive anti-tumor immunity in SCLC" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phillip L. Palmbos, MD, PhD
"Targeting TRIM29 to reverse immune checkpoint inhibitor resistance in bladder cancer" at University of Michigan
Sangeetha M. Reddy, MD
"Multi-modality approach to enhancing antigen presentation in breast cancers" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Kavita Y. Sarin, MD, PhD
"Genetic contributions and novel therapies for individuals with frequent basal cell cancer" at Stanford University
Fyza Y. Shaikh, MD, PhD
"Defining microbiome stability and longitudinal shifts as biomarkers of tumor response to immune checkpoint inhibitors across multiple malignancies" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Nathan Singh, MD
"Tailored cellular engineering to overcome costimulation-driven CAR T cell dysfunction" at Washington University
Melody Smith, MD
"Regulatory mechanisms of the intestinal microbiome on chimeric antigen receptor T cells" at Stanford University
Santosha A. Vardhana, MD, PhD
"Overcoming metabolic suppression of anti-tumor immunity in gastric cancer" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Aaron D. Viny, MD
"Epigenetic coupling of DNA methylation and chromatin structure on leukemic transformation and therapeutic response" at Columbia University
Daniel R. Wahl, MD, PhD
"Targeting metabolic interactions in the glioblastoma microenvironment to overcome therapy resistance" at University of Michigan

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 M. Adams, PhD
"Elucidating how pDC genome organization regulates IFN production in cancer" at New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Charles H. Adelmann, PhD
"Systematic exploration of the organellar and cellular requirements of pigmentation" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Rico C. Ardy, PhD
"An atlas of fibroblast cell states in health and disease through functional genomics" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Kheewoong Baek, PhD
"Expansion of the glueable and degradable targets of IMiD-CRBN" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Sagar Bhattacharya, PhD
"De novo design of protease-activated anticancer proteins" at University of California San Francisco
Debadrita Bhattacharya, PhD
"Investigating molecular and cellular mechanisms of intra-tumoral heterogeneity in small-cell lung cancer" at Stanford University
Felix C. Boos, PhD
"Inter-organ communication of protein homeostasis stress responses in vertebrate aging" at Stanford University
Ben F. Brian, PhD
"Mechanisms and consequences of microbiota-directed immune responses" at University of California, Berkeley
Marco A. Catipovic, PhD
"In vitro reconstitution of ribosome collision dependent signaling” at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Gabriel Cavin-Meza, PhD
"Leveraging polyploid Xenopus to probe spindle adaptation to increases in genome size" at University of California, Berkeley
Ching-Ho Chang, PhD
"Genetic conflicts shape protamine evolution" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Alon Chappleboim, PhD
"Uncovering signaling mechanisms in somitogenesis through high-throughput genetic screens in robust human organoids" at Harvard University
Wei (Will) Chen, PhD
"Decoding the transcription code: de novo protein design for precise gene regulation" at University of Washington
Fangtao Chi, PhD
"Understanding how ketone body metabolites influence intestinal stemness, immune responses and tumorigenesis" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hui (Vivian) Chiu, PhD
"The neuroimmune basis of fatigue" at Yale University
Madi Y. Cissé, PhD
"Integration on oncogenic signaling and nutrient sensing by mTOR in tumors" at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Lauren E. Cote, PhD
"Constructing one continuous digestive tract, cell by cell" at Stanford University
Edward M. C. Courvan, PhD
"Functional analysis of post-transcriptional RNA regulation in hypoxic macrophages" at University of Colorado Boulder
Edie I. Crosse, PhD
"Precision therapeutics for hematologic malignancies with splicing factor mutations" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laura Crowley, PhD
"Identifying fibroblast stem cells in organ maintenance, repair, and cancer" at Stanford University
Antonio Cuevas-Navarro, PhD
"Elucidating mechanisms that reverse the detrimental effect of RAS mutations in cancer" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
John Devany, PhD
"Engineering next-generation T cell therapies by learning from cancer mutations" at Northwestern University
Anders B. Dohlman, PhD
"Identifying the genomic basis for Fusobacterium nucleatum’s colonization of colorectal cancers" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mingjian Du, PhD
"The gut-brain axis mediating overnutrition" at Columbia University
Timothy J. Eisen, PhD
"Mechanistic dissection of Tec kinases in immune-cell signaling" at University of California, Berkeley
Rongxin Fang, PhD
"Genome-scale imaging of enhancer-promoter interactions in cancer at single cell resolution" at Harvard University
Brendan Floyd, PhD
"Systematic characterization of lysosomal-targeting protein degradation" at Stanford University
Isabella Fraschilla, PhD
"Examining bacteria as a source of tumor antigens" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Catherine A. Freije, PhD
"Investigating the role of fitness and host pressure in shaping hepatitis B diversity" at The Rockefeller University
Yajing Gao, PhD
"Characterize the role of non-vesicular cholesterol transport in CD8+ T cell function" at University of California, Los Angeles
Anita Gola, PhD
"A spatially patterned stem cell and immune cell barrier at the skin surface" at The Rockefeller University
Rachel Segal Greenberg, PhD
"Developing functional diversity in interoceptive circuits" at Harvard Medical School
Hannah A. Grunwald, PhD
"Unraveling the role of molecular capacitors that obscure cryptic genetic variants in fish" at Harvard Medical School
Bo Gu, PhD
"Understanding and engineering combinatorial gene regulation in mammalian cells" at California Institute of Technology
Xin Gu, PhD
"Characterization of a novel pathway regulating the protein degradation of immediate-early genes" at Harvard Medical School
Nicole M. Hoitsma, PhD
"Chromatin remodeler SMARCAD1 in DNA repair" at University of Colorado Boulder
Elizabeth R. Hughes, PhD
"Mechanisms of microbial modulation of cancer immunotherapy" at Duke University School of Medicine
Brooke D. Huisman, PhD
"Elucidating the lineage relationships of thymic mimetic cells" at Harvard Medical School
Nicholas N. Jarjour, PhD
"Antigen-independent proliferation of tissue-resident memory T cells and therapeutic applications" at University of Minnesota
Jordan B. Jastrab, MD, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms of inflammasome activation by intraphagosomal bacteria" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cayla E. Jewett, PhD
"Mechanisms of centriole number control in multiciliated cells" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Grace E. Johnson, PhD
"Defining quorum-sensing signaling patterns and their effects on gene expression and morphology in V. cholerae biofilms at the single-cell and community levels" at Princeton University
Tamar Kavlashvili, PhD
"Developing Tools to Mechanistically Investigate the mtDNA 'Common Deletion'" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Henry R. Kilgore, PhD
"Subcellular pharmacokinetics" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Seungsoo Kim, PhD
"Transcription factor cooperation shaping TWIST1 multifunctionality across craniofacial development and cancer metastasis" at Stanford University
Grant A. King, PhD
"How do host cells engage with extrachromosomal DNA?" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Heidi E. Klumpe, PhD
"The design principles of stable aggregation" at Boston University
Archana Krishnamoorthy, PhD
"Mechanisms of chromosome fragmentation generating chromothripsis" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School
Jean-Benoît Lalanne, PhD
"At-scale dissection of developmental enhancers with single-cell reporters" at University of Washington
Nicholas P. Lesner, PhD
"Hepatic urea cycle function in NASH-induced HCC progression" at University of Pennsylvania
Siqi Li, PhD
"Deciphering clonal competition between oncogenic mutant and normal cells and its effect on cancer initiation" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Aaron E. Lin, PhD
"Contact tracing within an organism: developing a genome editing platform to record the history of virus-infected and transformed cells" at Princeton University
Fangyu Liu, PhD
"Discovery of novel ligands that treat metabolic disorders" at University of California, San Francisco
Jingchuan Luo, PhD
"Deciphering roles of nuclear-mitochondrial communication in cellular homeostasis" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Tadashi Manabe, MD, PhD
"Characterization of oncogenic kinase signaling by membraneless cytoplasmic protein granules" at University of California, San Francisco
J. Scott P. McCain, PhD
"Estimating growth rates and fluxes using gene expression: Theory and applications" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senén D. Mendoza, PhD
"Discovery and characterization of bacterial immunity against RNA phages" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rebecca S. Moore, PhD
"Investigation of the role of peripheral secreted molecules on sleep and circadian rhythms" at University of Pennsylvania
Ryan Y. Muller, PhD
"Elucidating PABPC1 sequence preferences and determining how these preferences shape gene regulation" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Stefan Niekamp, PhD
"Understanding the switch: Competition between chromatin remodeler and polycomb repressive complexes" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Christopher Noetzel, PhD
"How do eukaryotic cells count cell cycles? Intrinsic regulation of quantized asexual replication cycles and commitment to sexual differentiation in the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum" at University of Pennsylvania
Manuel Osorio Valeriano, PhD
"Molecular and structural basis of gene expression regulation by the nucleosome remodeling and deacetylase (NuRD) complex in human cancer" at Harvard Medical School
Tristan Wold Owens, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms of heat shock transcription factor 1 in cancer" at University of California, San Francisco
Dylan M. Parker, PhD
"Stress granule regulators and their roles in cancer progression" at University of Colorado Boulder
Fanglue Peng, PhD
"Humanize CXCL13 expression in mouse to understand lymphoid neogenesis in cancer" at University of California, San Francisco
Claudia A. Rivera Cifuentes, PhD
"Endogenous retroviruses modulation of intestinal immune homeostasis and tumor development" at National Institutes of Health
Titas Sengupta, PhD
"Investigating bacterial small RNA-mediated regulation of host behavior" at Princeton University
Shreoshi Sengupta, PhD
"Decoding cell-cell interactions aiding angiogenesis and immune evasion in early-stage lung cancer" at Boston Children's Hospital
Joshua B. Sheetz, PhD
"Mitochondrial ubiquitylation mechanisms to exploit metabolic vulnerabilities in cancer" at University of California, Berkeley
Jiao Sima, PhD
"Cellular mechanisms linking sleep disturbance and cancer development" at University of California, Berkeley
Marie R. Siwicki, PhD
"Investigating neutrophil functional heterogeneity in wound healing and cancer" at University of Calgary
Georgia R. Squyres, PhD
"Spatiotemporal regulation of eDNA release in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms" at California Institute of Technology
Mark R. Sullivan, PhD
"Identifying requirements for lung infection by opportunistic pathogens" at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
James Swann, VetMB, DPhil
"Emergency myelopoiesis pathways as common drivers of clonal dominance and disease progression in acute myeloid leukemia" at Columbia University
James C. Taggart, PhD
"Mechanistic interrogation of robustness and vulnerability in a bacterial essential gene network" at Harvard Medical School
Jung-Shen Benny Tai, PhD
"From form to function: Cell shape, cell ordering, and gene regulation in bacterial biofilm" at Yale University / Michigan State University
Akanksha Thawani, PhD
"Targeted genetic supplementation by harnessing transposable elements" at University of California, Berkeley
Erron W. Titus, MD, PhD
"Engineered cellular fusogens for novel immune effector functions" at University of California, San Francisco
Catherine Triandafillou, PhD
"Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of heterogeneous drug resistance in cancer" at University of Pennsylvania
Erik Van Dis, PhD
"Investigating innate immune activation in the autoimmune pancreas" at University of Washington
David M. Walter, PhD
"Identifying the selective mechanism behind U2AF1 mutations in lung adenocarcinoma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Wendy Xueyi Wang, PhD
"Spatial-temporally resolved activity and transcriptome mapping in transplanted glioma organoids" at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
McLane Watson, PhD
"Understanding CD8 T cell epigenetic changes fueled by S-adenosylmethionine metabolism for improved adoptive cell therapy" at Van Andel Institute
Patrick Woida, PhD
"Functional dissection of the bacterial-host interface during cell-to-cell spread" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wen Mai Wong, PhD
"Modulation of neuronal circuitry using sonogenetics" at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Xiaowei Yan, PhD
"Spatial organization and inheritance regulation of oncogenic extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA)" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Xianfeng Zeng, PhD
"Microbiome-Cancer Connection: From Understanding to Rational Design with Defined Communities" at Stanford University
Pu Zhang, PhD
"Understanding the role of R-loops in cancer at the single cell level" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Shaohua Zhang, PhD
"Preventing tumor evasion of CAR T killing: engineering adhesion molecules to enhance cell immunotherapy" at University of California San Francisco
Yunxiao Zhang, PhD
"Sensory innervation of the pancreas" at The Scripps Research Institute
Juner Zhang, PhD
"The role of histone H2A.Z monoaminylation in transcription regulation" at Princeton University
Zeda Zhang, PhD
"Decode the senescent cell surface in vivo and develop cell therapies for senescence-related diseases" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
Qinheng Zheng, PhD
"Drugging K-Ras(G12D) with targeted covalent inhibitors" at University of California, San Francisco
Pu Zheng, PhD
"An integrated imaging- and sequencing-based spatial-omic method to study tumor evolution" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Ronghui Zhu, PhD
"Mapping and modeling the human CD4+ T cell differentiation gene regulatory network" at Gladstone Institutes
Xiphias Ge Zhu, PhD
"Charting the tumor antigen landscape of breast cancer" at Brigham and Women's Hospital

DAMON RUNYON-SOHN PEDIATRIC CANCER FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Anand G. Patel, MD, PhD
"Targeting the developmental architecture of rhabdomyosarcoma" at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists

Liudmila Andreeva, PhD
"Making an inflammasome: Structural and biochemical elucidation of NLRP3 inflammasome activation" at Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen
Andrew A. Bridges, PhD
"Bacterial cell fates: The role of quorum sensing in biofilm patterning" at Carnegie Mellon University
Zibo Chen, PhD
“Protein-based molecular programming for cancer immunotherapy” at Westlake University
Allison L. Didychuk, PhD
“Understanding the mechanism of genome packaging in oncogenic herpesviruses" at Yale University
Erin E. Duffy, PhD
"Activity-dependent changes in RNA stability as a mechanism for synaptic plasticity" at Harvard Medical School
Courtney Ellison, PhD
"The regulation and function of type IV pili in Acinetobacter biofilm formation" at University of Georgia
Rachel Segal Greenberg, PhD
“The function of interoceptive circuits in reproduction and cancer” at Harvard Medical School
Christopher P. Lapointe, PhD
“Fundamental mechanisms that underlie human translation initiation and its dysregulation in cancer” at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Julia Su Zhou Li, PhD
“Uncovering the link between repetitive DNA, genomic instability, and tumor viruses” at University of California, San Diego
Jingchuan Luo, PhD
“Decoding the role of localized translation in normal physiology and cancer metastasis” at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Esteban A. Orellana Vinueza, PhD
"tRNA dysregulation and cancer" at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Abigail Overacre-Delgoffe, PhD
"Harnessing the immune response to cancer through the microbiota" at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Deepshika Ramanan, PhD
"Identifying functions of regulatory T cell subsets in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer" at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Tyler Starr, PhD
"Protein evolution at the host-virus interface" at University of Utah
Benjamin M. Stinson, PhD
"Mechanism of DNA processing during non-homologous end joining" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mark R. Sullivan, PhD
“Identifying determinants of pathogenesis and drug resistance in opportunistic lung infection” at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Lexy von Diezmann, PhD
"Single-molecule dynamics of DNA repair assemblies in live cells" at University of Minnesota
Dian Yang, PhD
“Molecular recording of tumor evolution in response to macrophage modulations” at Columbia University
Xiaoyu Zhang, PhD
“Discovery of chemical probes that support targeted protein degradation in human cancer” at Northwestern University
Xin Zhou, PhD
“Designing signaling proteins to enact anti-tumor responses" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

Elisa A. Aquilanti, MD
"Targeting telomerase in glioblastoma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Caitlin F. Bell, MD
"Smooth muscle cell plasticity in the tumor microenvironment: another parallel between atherosclerosis and cancer" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Rahul S. Bhansali, MD
"Investigating chromatin architectural dynamics mediated by LDB1 in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia" at University of Pennsylvania
Wallace A. Bourgeois, MD
"Targeting JMJD1C and IKZF1 as therapeutic opportunities in KMT2A-rearranged leukemia" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Nicole M. Cruz, MD
"Understanding the role of KMT2D in MLL-AF9 acute myeloid leukemia" at The Rockefeller University
Dennis J. Hsu, MD
"Metabolic determinants of codon usage bias in colorectal cancer" at University of Pittsburgh
Albert E. Kim, MD
"Using liquid biopsy and MRI to non-invasively identify therapeutic targets for brain metastases" at Massachusetts General Hospital
(Peter) Geon Kim, MD
"Elucidating the mechanisms of inflammation in clonal hematopoiesis" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mark B. Leick, MD
"Engineering novel CAR T cells for AML: translating lessons from correlative studies and other diseases" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Xiaoli Mi, MD
"Origin and evolution of long-lived CAR T cells in patients with hematologic malignancies" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mira A. Patel, MD
"Molecular mechanisms of human APOE-mediated myeloid cell modulation in cancer" at The Rockefeller University
Vignesh Shanmugam, MD
"Uncovering microenvironmental dependencies in follicular lymphoma" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mounica Vallurupalli, MD
"Defining the mechanistic implications of SF3B1 mutations in MDS" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Nina Weichert-Leahey, MD
"Elucidating the role of KAT6A and KAT6B in the epigenetic reprogramming of neuroblastoma to enforce neuronal differentiation" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Rebecca L. Zon, MD
"Defining the mechanism of thrombosis in patients with multiple myeloma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Damon Runyon Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award

Isabella N. Grabski, PhD
"A probabilistic framework for deconvolving causal mechanisms of cancer therapeutics with genetic perturbation screens" at New York Genome Center
Nicholas C. Lammers, PhD
"A computational platform for predicting whole-embryo morphologies from single-cell transcriptomes" at University of Washington
Cong Ma, PhD
"Modeling spatial organization and interactions among genetic and epigenetic states across cancer types" at Princeton University / Washington University
Jeremy A. Owen, PhD
"The biophysics of substrate recognition in chromatin remodeling" at Princeton University
Ahmed Roman, PhD
"Signal bottleneck theory for dissecting gene interactions in pancreatic cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Youngmu (Nick) Shin, PhD
"Exploring phase condensation as a general mechanism for organizing cell-cell communication assemblies" at University of California, San Francisco / Washington University
Sukrit Singh, PhD
"Physics-driven prediction of drug-resistant clinical mutations to improve precision oncology" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center / Stony Brook University
Yapeng Su, PhD
"Quantitative analysis to elucidate spatial-temporal heterogeneity of therapeutic T cell dysfunction mechanisms in the context of adoptive cell therapy against pancreatic cancer" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Carolina Trenado-Yuste, PhD
"Screening migratory modes and drug delivery schedules in 3D spheroids of triple-negative breast cancer cells" at Princeton University
Jakob Wirbel, PhD
"Microbial genome variation in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation patients" at Stanford University School of Medicine

Damon Runyon-St. Jude Pediatric Cancer Research Fellowship Award

April A. Apfelbaum, PhD
"Investigation of receptor tyrosine kinase-independent mechanisms of FGFR1-mediated oncogenesis in pediatric gliomas" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mohammad Balood, PhD
"Development and evaluation of T cell receptor (TCR)-based immunotherapy to target pediatric Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia" at Stanford University
Costanza Lo Cascio, PhD
"Investigating the neuronal regulation of radioresistance in diffuse midline gliomas" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
James J. Morrow, MD, PhD
"Application of single-cell approaches to investigate the developmental origin and early transformation steps of osteosarcoma" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Philip T. Pauerstein, MD, PhD
"Enhancing immune synapse formation with synthetic adhesion to overcome chimeric antigen receptor-T cell resistance in pediatric B cell malignancies" at University of California San Francisco

Damon Runyon Scholars Program for Advancing Research and Knowledge Award

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