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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
Luisa F. Escobar-Hoyos, PhD
"Understanding RNA splicing in tumor-cell adaptation and anti-tumor immunity" at Yale University
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
Danielle Grotjahn, PhD
"Uncovering structural mechanisms of mitochondrial fragmentation in cancer by cellular cryo-electron tomography" at The Scripps Research Institute
Arnold S. Han, MD, PhD
"Precision T cell receptor-based cancer therapies" at Columbia University
Xiaochun Li, PhD
“Investigation of Hedgehog and Wnt signaling mechanisms” 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
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
Mandar D. Muzumdar, MD
"Targeting endocrine-exocrine signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma progression" at Yale University School of Medicine
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
Jan P. Schuemann, PhD
“Using extreme dose rates to protect healthy tissue in proton radiation therapy” at Massachusetts General Hospital
Sabrina L. Spencer, PhD
"Causes and consequences of rapid cancer cell adaptation to MAPK pathway inhibitors" at University of Colorado Boulder
Anthony D. Sung, MD
"Personalized prebiotics to optimize microbiota metabolism and improve transplant outcomes" at Duke University
Alexandra-Chloé Villani, PhD
"Deciphering the Achilles' heel of cancer immunotherapy" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Joshua A. Weinstein, PhD
"A novel DNA microscopy platform for rapid discovery of immunogenic tumor neoantigens" at The University of Chicago

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
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 the 3rd generation EGFR inhibitor osimertinib in lung cancer" at University of California, San Francisco
Kelly L. Bolton, MD, PhD
"The use of enasidenib in IDH2-mutated clonal cytopenia of undetermined significance" at Washington University School of Medicine
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
"Refining disease states in response to PD-1 blockade to inform rational immunotherapeutics in NSCLC" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Alexander C. Huang, MD
"Shared antigen and neoantigen-specific T cells in checkpoint blockade efficacy and toxicity" at University of Pennsylvania
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
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
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
"Targeting neuroendocrine differentiation as a novel therapeutic strategy for small cell lung cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Philip 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
Catherine C. Smith, MD
"RNA Polymerase II as therapeutic target in AML with RAS activation" at University of California, San Francisco
Daniel R. Wahl, MD, PhD
"Targeting metabolic interactions in the glioblastoma microenvironment to overcome therapy resistance" at University of Michigan
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 Grossman School of Medicine
Liudmila Andreeva, PhD
"Making an inflammasome: Structural and biochemical elucidation of NLRP3 inflammasome activation" at Boston Children's Hospital
Caroline Bartman, PhD
"Systems analysis of in vivo tumor and stromal cell metabolism in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma" at Princeton University
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
Marco A. Catipovic, PhD
The role of ribosome biogenesis in recycling damaged ribosomes at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ching-Ho Chang, PhD
"Genetic conflicts shape protamine evolution" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Amelia N. Chang, PhD
"The role of activity-regulated gene expression in human brain evolution" at Harvard Medical School
Zibo Chen, PhD
"Combinatorial signal classification with a protein-based synthetic neural network" at California Institute of Technology
Yiming Chen, PhD
"Optical interrogation of neuropeptide and peptide hormones" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Kunitoshi Chiba, PhD
"Elucidating tissue specificity of cancer" at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Junhong Choi, PhD
"Uncovering cellular development in cancer through precise genome editing" 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
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
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
Edie I. Crosse, PhD
"Determining the role of stem cell heterogeneity in clonal evolution of hematologic malignancy" at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Steven W.M. Crossley, PhD
"Mapping targets for cancer therapeutics via methionine-selective warheads" at University of California, Berkeley
Elizabeth J. Culp, PhD
"Mechanisms and consequences of microbial transformation of dietary xenobiotics in cancer risk" at Yale University
Karole N. D'Orazio, PhD
Epigenetic regulation through RNA decay at Harvard Medical School
Allison L. 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
Erin E. Duffy, PhD
"Activity-dependent changes in RNA stability as a mechanism for synaptic plasticity" at Harvard Medical School
Timothy J. Eisen, PhD
"Mechanistic dissection of Tec kinases in immune-cell signaling" at University of California, Berkeley
Courtney Ellison, PhD
"The role of type IV pili in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation" at Princeton University
Rongxin Fang, PhD
"Genome-scale imaging of enhancer-promoter interactions in cancer at single cell resolution" at Harvard University
Catherine A. Freije, PhD
"Investigating the role of fitness and host pressure in shaping hepatitis B diversity" at The Rockefeller University
Yuan Gao, PhD
"Mechanism of protein import into peroxisomes" at Harvard Medical School
Yajing Gao, PhD
"Characterize the role of non-vesicular cholesterol transport in CD8+ T cell function" at University of California, Los Angeles
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
Gabriel Muhire Gihana, PhD
"Cell morphological modulation of oncogenic Ras signaling" at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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
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
Keelan Z. Guiley, PhD
"Chemical probing of mutant p53" at University of California, San Francisco
Benjamin G. H. Guthrie, PhD
"Fluoropyrimidine bioactivation and metabolism by the gut microbiome" 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
Nir Hananya, PhD
"The roles of histone ADP-ribosylation in DNA damage response" at Princeton University
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
John C. Janetzko, PhD
"A biophysical approach to studying GRK-GPCR complexes" at Stanford University
Nicholas N. Jarjour, PhD
"Antigen-independent proliferation of tissue-resident memory T cells and therapeutic applications" at University of Minnesota
Zhejian Ji, PhD
"Function of the Cdc48 ATPase in protein degradation" at Harvard Medical School
Whitney Johnson, PhD
"Innate immune consequences of nuclear envelope rupture" 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
"New enzymatic routes towards nitrogen-nitrogen bond formation in diverse cytotoxic natural products" at Harvard University
Seungsoo Kim, PhD
"Transcription factor cooperation shaping TWIST1 multifunctionality across craniofacial development and cancer metastasis" at Stanford 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
Jean-Benoît Lalanne, PhD
"At-scale dissection of developmental enhancers with single-cell reporters" at University of Washington
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
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
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
Kaixian Liu, PhD
"The studies of double-strand break proteins in germline genome transmission" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fangyu Liu, PhD
"Discovery of novel ligands with polypharmacology and selectivity profiles for GPCRs involved in pain" at University of California, San Francisco
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
Conor J. McClune, PhD
"Resolving plant biosynthesis of therapeutic compounds by systematic perturbation, measurement, and metabolic phenotyping at single-cell scale" at Stanford 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
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
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
Stefan Niekamp, PhD
"Understanding the switch: Competition between chromatin remodeler and polycomb repressive complexes" at Massachusetts General Hospital
Ysbrand Nusse, PhD
"Defining the role of eosinophils in liver injury and repair" at University of Calgary
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
"Dissecting the transcriptional logic underlying neural tube development" 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
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 compartments and nuclear pore complexes involved in gene regulation” at University of California, San Diego
Sharanya Sivanand, PhD
"Understanding metabolic heterogeneity in primary and metastatic tumors" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Georgia R. Squyres, PhD
"Spatiotemporal regulation of eDNA release in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms" at California 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
Parker L. Sulkowski, PhD
"Investigation of histone secretion in cancer" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Mark Sullivan, PhD
"Identifying requirements for lung infection by opportunistic pathogens" at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jung-Shen 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
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
Gokhan Unlu, PhD
"Targeting cancer nutrient limitations using dietary interventions" at The Rockefeller University
Jonathan G. Van Vranken, PhD
“Development and application of proteome-wide thermal shift assays" at Harvard Medical School
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
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 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jing Lin Xie, PhD
"Remembering the past: epigenetic mechanisms of cancer drug resistance" at Stanford University
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
Yunxiao Zhang, PhD
"Sensory innervation of the pancreas" at The Scripps Research Institute
Chuchu Zhang, PhD
"Molecular dissection of the Area Postrema and its role in nausea" at Harvard Medical School
Qinheng Zheng, PhD
"Drugging K-Ras(G12D) with targeted covalent inhibitors" 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
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
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
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

Andrew A. Bridges, PhD
"Bacterial cell fates: The role of quorum sensing in biofilm patterning" at Princeton University
Lindsay B. Case, PhD
"Understanding the physical principles that regulate cell signaling" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ivana Gasic, Dr.Sc.
"Molecular elucidation of the interphase Microtubule Integrity Response (MIR)" at University of Geneva
Leeat Keren, PhD
"Studying the tumor immune microenvironment in pancreatic cancer using multiplexed imaging" at Weizmann Institute of Science
Nora Kory, PhD
"Mitochondrial transporters in metabolite compartmentalization and homeostasis" at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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 regulators of blood-brain barrier function" at Harvard Medical School
Deepshika Ramanan, PhD
"Identifying functions of regulatory T cell subsets in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer" 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
Caitlin F. Bell, MD
"Smooth muscle cell plasticity in the tumor microenvironment: another parallel between atherosclerosis and cancer" at Stanford University School of Medicine
Nicholas C. DeVito, MD
"Investigating the role of EMT-mediated dendritic cell tolerization in checkpoint inhibitor resistance" at Duke University
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
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
Jonathan E. Shoag, MD
"Harnessing clinical data to identify new prostate cancer therapeutics" at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Harshabad Singh, MBBS
"Epigenetic evolution of pancreatic adenocarcinoma during combination chemotherapy" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Rabi Upadhyay, MD
"Determining the distal effects of gut microbiota on the lung tumor microenvironment, cancer progression, and checkpoint blockade efficacy" at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Natalie Vokes, MD
"Dissecting tumor intrinsic and immune drivers of resistance to therapy in non-small cell lung cancer" at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Max M. Wattenberg, MD
"Epigenetic reprogramming of dendritic cells for cancer immunotherapy" at University of Pennsylvania

Damon Runyon Quantitative Biology Fellowship Award

Tin Yi Chu, PhD
"Statistical modeling of cell-cell interactions in normal intestine, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer using single cell and spatial transcriptomics" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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
Collin Tokheim, PhD
"Computationally identifying oncogenic substrates of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in human cancers" at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Haripriya Vaidehi Narayanan, PhD
"Developing a mechanistic multi-scale framework relating signaling and spatiotemporal dynamics in B-cell affinity maturation and lymphomagenesis" at University of California, Los Angeles
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
Esther Wershof, PhD
"Three-dimensional spatiotemporal organization of the gut tube in early organogenesis" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Hang Xu, PhD
"Investigating the dynamics of chromosomal instability in cancer" at Stanford University School of Medicine

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