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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
Xiaochun Li, PhD
“Investigations on Patched, a tumor suppressor, and its regulation in Hedgehog pathway” at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
Gavin P. Dunn, MD, PhD
"Characterizing the immunogenic landscapes of malignant brain tumors" at Washington 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
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
Piro Lito, MD, PhD
"Modeling the evolution of resistance to ERK signaling inhibitors 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
Stephen T. Oh, MD, PhD
"Leveraging NFkB pathway dysregulation for therapeutic benefit in myeloproliferative neoplasms" at Washington University
Matthew G. Oser, MD, PhD
"Targeting neuroendocrine differentiation as a novel therapeutic strategy for small cell lung cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD
"Clinical translation of plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) genotyping technologies for NSCLC care" 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
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
Liudmila Andreeva, PhD
"Making an inflammasome: Structural and biochemical elucidation of NLRP3 inflammasome activation" at Boston Children's Hospital
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
Caroline Bartman, PhD
"Systems analysis of in vivo tumor and stromal cell metabolism in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma" at Princeton University
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
Amelia N. Chang, PhD
"The role of activity-regulated gene expression in human brain evolution" at Harvard Medical School
Aleksey Chudnovskiy, PhD
"Defining dendritic cell-T cell interaction history within the tumor microenvironment using enzymatic labeling" at The Rockefeller University
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
Jeeyun Chung, PhD
"Unraveling the cellular mechanism of lipid droplet biogenesis" at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Elizabeth A. Costa, PhD
"Exploring the cell adhesion landscape through host-pathogen interactions" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
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
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
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
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
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
"Investigating translation-mediated quality control using live-cell single-mRNA imaging" 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
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
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 M. Jaeger, PhD
"Targeting protein folding mechanisms to stimulate anti-tumor immune responses" 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
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
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
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 between tumor suppressor genes and revealing the underlying expression profiles at the single-cell level in murine lung adenocarcinoma" 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
"The fat-brain axis: identifying the roles of adipokine signaling in nervous system function" at Harvard Medical School
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
Kara L. McKinley, PhD
"Mechanisms and functions of cellular rearrangements in epithelia" at University of California, San Francisco
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
Trang Nguyen, PhD
"Bypassing the unresponsiveness of T cell anergy and exhaustion" at University of California, San Francisco
Alexandra Nguyen, PhD
"Defining the cell type specific cell division requirements in acute myeloid leukemias" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
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
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
Juhee Pae, PhD
"Mechanisms of germinal center B Cell proliferation" at The Rockefeller University
Ariana Peck, PhD
"Expanding the reach of structure determination with nanocrystal tomography" at California Institute of Technology
Sarah J. Pfau, PhD
"Investigating the molecular determinants of blood-brain barrier heterogeneity" at Harvard Medical School
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 nucleosome remodelers" 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
"Fructose 1,6 bisphosphatase nuclear localization, new function, and implication in Hepatocellular Carcinoma progression" at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Benjamin R. Sabari, PhD
"Biomolecular condensates in normal and diseased gene regulation" at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Esen Sefik, PhD
"The effect of microbes, diet on the intestinal immune system in the context of obesity" at Yale University
Jessica Sheu-Gruttadauria, PhD
"Probing the dynamic organizational network of membraneless organelles through systems-level analysis and imaging" at University of California, San Francisco
Jianjin Shi, PhD
"Biochemical and genetic dissection of axon degeneration" at Stanford University
Sukrit Silas, PhD
"Discovery and characterization of virally-encoded translation factors" at University of California, San Francisco
Digvijay Singh, PhD
"Cryo-electron tomography of phase-separated transcription factories in situ" at University of California, San Francisco
Sharanya Sivanand, PhD
"Understanding metabolic heterogeneity in primary and metastatic tumors" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ying Qi Shirleen Soh, PhD
"Mapping paths and mechanisms of virus-host adaptation" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Adam J. Stevens, PhD
"Synthetic adhesion molecules: redirecting cell infiltration and organization" at University of California San Francisco
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
Sophia Tintori, PhD
"Mechanisms of radiation tolerance in Caenorhabditis from Chernobyl" at New York University School of Medicine
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
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
Eric Wang, PhD
"Enhancing anti-tumor immunity via pharmacological inhibition of kinases" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Lan Wang, PhD
"Conferring organelle-specificity to tail-anchored proteins" at University of California, San Francisco
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
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
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 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
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
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
Ge Zheng, PhD
"Novel approaches to targeting zinc-finger domain of the transcription repressor BCL11A" at Boston Children's Hospital
Xin Zhou, PhD
"Understanding and perturbing protein post-translational modifications in cancer and autoimmune diseases" at University of California, San Francisco
John C. Zinder, PhD
"Structure and biochemistry of human shelterin and associated factors" at The Rockefeller University
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

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
Jessie A. Brown, PhD
"Master regulators of drug resistance in relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia"  at Columbia University
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
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
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
Zulekha A. Qadeer, PhD
"Targeting TGFb pathway dependencies in Group 3 Medulloblastoma"  at University of California, San Francisco
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
Peng Wu, MD, PhD
"Understanding and modulating aberrant differentiation in Hepatoblastoma"  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
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
Mingye Feng, PhD
"Macrophage-mediated immunosurveillance in metastasis" at City of Hope
Tera C. Levin, PhD
"Master microbial manipulators: how hosts are shaped by bacterial interactions" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Chao Lu, PhD
"Chromatin dysregulation as driver of oncogenesis" at Columbia University
Matthew P. Miller, PhD
"Deciphering tension-dependent stabilization of kinetochore-microtubule interactions" at University of Utah
Sigrid Nachtergaele, PhD
"The dynamic N1-methyladenosine methylome in eukaryotic mRNA" at The University of Chicago
Shruti Naik, PhD
"Immune-epidermal stem cell crosstalk in skin inflammation" at New York University School of Medicine
Thomas M. Norman, PhD
"Identifying the stochastic determinants of drug resistance" at University of California, San Francisco
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
Neel H. Shah, PhD
"Identifying divergent mechanisms of oncogenicity in tyrosine kinases" at Columbia University
Justin L. Sparks, PhD
"Replicative helicase bypass of bulky DNA lesions" at Harvard Medical School

Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

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
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 leukomogenic mechanisms in hereditary hematologic malignancies" at The University of Chicago
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
"Elucidating the connection between clonal hematopoiesis and lymphoma in humans" 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
Loretta S. Li, MD
"Mechanisms of disease and resistance in CRLF2-rearranged B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jonathan E. Shoag, MD
"Harnessing clinical data to identify new prostate cancer therapeutics" at Weill Cornell Medicine
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

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