Cutting-edge Research by the Best and Brightest

Damon Runyon cancer researchers work in technologically advanced labs and leading hospitals across the country.

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and projects that Damon Runyon is currently funding.

Scientists by State

California Institute of Technology

Zibo Chen, PhD
"Combinatorial signal classification with a protein-based synthetic neural network" with Michael Elowitz, PhD
Ariana Peck, PhD
"Expanding the reach of structure determination with nanocrystal tomography" with Grant J. Jensen, PhD

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Julia Su Zhou Li, PhD
"Spatial regulation of the inheritance of genomic abnormalities in cancer cells" with Don Cleveland, PhD

Stanford University

Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD
"The interplay between cellular metabolism and RNA homeostasis in disease" with Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD
Christina L. Hueschen, PhD
"Molecular basis and regulation of apicomplexan parasite motility" with Alex Dunn, PhD
Victoria Hung, PhD
"Defining the post-translational landscape of ribosomes in control of gene regulation and cell fate" with Maria Barna, PhD
John C. Janetzko, PhD
"A biophysical approach to studying GRK-GPCR complexes" with Brian K. Kobilka, MD
Chuan Li, PhD
"Quantifying epistasis between tumor suppressor genes and revealing the underlying expression profiles at the single-cell level in murine lung adenocarcinoma" with Dmitri Petrov, PhD
Colleen N. McLaughlin, PhD
"Cell surface mechanisms of neural circuit assembly" with Liqun Luo, PhD
Fangfei Qu, PhD
"Decoding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the growth of brain metastases" with Julien Sage, PhD
Kavita Y. Sarin, MD, PhD
"Genetic contributions and novel therapies for individuals with frequent basal cell cancer" with Jean Y. Tang, MD, PhD, and Anthony E. Oro, MD, PhD
Jianjin Shi, PhD
"Biochemical and genetic dissection of axon degeneration" with Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD
Shaogeng (Steven) Tang, PhD
"Toward small-molecule inhibitors against human immune checkpoint PD-1" with Peter S. Kim, PhD
Kathryn R. Taylor, PhD
"The effect of neuronal activity on pediatric glioma invasion" with Michelle L. Monje, MD, PhD
Peng Wu, MD, PhD
"Understanding and modulating aberrant differentiation in Hepatoblastoma"  with Roeland Nusse, PhD
Jing Lin Xie, PhD
"Remembering the past: epigenetic mechanisms of cancer drug resistance" with Daniel F. Jarosz, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Yiming Chen, PhD
"Optical interrogation of Neuropeptide and Peptide hormones" with Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Shuo Han, PhD
"Spatiotemporally precise manipulation of Hedgehog signaling for tissue regeneration and repair" with Philip Beachy, PhD
Andrew L. Ji, MD
"Cancer cell-extrinsic and intrinsic control of tumor progression and intratumoral heterogeneity" with Paul A. Khavari, MD, PhD
Christopher P. Lapointe, PhD
"Regulatory roles of the 3' untranslated region in human translation" with Joseph Puglisi, PhD
Hang Xu, PhD
"Investigating the dynamics of chromosomal instability in cancer" with Christina N. Curtis, PhD, and Calvin Kuo, PhD

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Hokyung K. Chung, PhD
"Next generation adoptive cell therapy: SMARTER T cells for enhanced and durable anti-tumor immunity" with Susan Kaech, PhD
Thomas H. Mann, PhD
"Calcium signaling and the molecular clock of T cell exhaustion" with Susan M. Kaech, PhD

The Scripps Research Institute

Marsha M. Hirschi, PhD
"Molecular engineering of an optically controlled glutamate receptor" with Gabriel C. Lander, PhD
Haoxin Li, PhD
"Cysteine-modification screening to identify functional and druggable sites in cancer dependencies" with Benjamin Cravatt, PhD
Yunxiao Zhang, PhD
"Mechanotransduction in pathogenesis of osteoarthritis" with Ardem Patapoutian, PhD

University of California, Berkeley

Tess C. Branon, PhD
"Elucidating mechanisms of bidirectional host-microbiota communication" with Gregory M. Barton, PhD
Steven W.M. Crossley, PhD
"Mapping targets for cancer therapeutics via Methionine-selective warheads" with Christopher J. Chang, PhD, and Daniel K. Nomura, PhD
Allison Didychuk, PhD
"Viral mimics of host transcription factors in oncogenic herpesviruses" with Britt Glaunsinger, PhD
Stephanie Gates, PhD
"Decoding the ubiquitin receptor recognition mechanism of the 26S proteasome" with Andreas Martin, PhD
Jamie Lahvic, PhD
"Uncovering cell non-autonomous mechanisms of tumor suppression" with Iswar Hariharan, MBBS, PhD
Andrew C. Murley, PhD
"Cell non-autonomous communication of ER stress resistance" with Andrew G. Dillin, PhD
Katy Ong, PhD
"Long-range tumor-host signaling mechanisms driving paraneoplastic syndromes" with David Bilder, PhD
Jiao Sima, PhD
"Cellular Mechanisms Linking Sleep Disturbance and Cancer Development" with Yang Dan, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Anusha Kalbasi, MD
"IL13Ra2 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells for metastatic melanoma" with Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, and Christine Brown, PhD
Christina M. Termini, PhD
"Proteoglycan remodeling of the bone marrow niche regulates hematopoietic stem cell regeneration" with John P. Chute, MD
Yi Yin, PhD
"Global analysis of DNA break repair by single-cell sequencing"

University of California, San Diego

Janice M. Reimer, PhD
"Regulation of dynein by Lis1" with Andres Leschziner, PhD
Alistair B. Russell, PhD
"Impact of heterogeneity on the cellular recognition of influenza"
Digvijay Singh, PhD
"Cryo-electron tomography of phase-separated transcription factories in situ" with Elizabeth Villa, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Collin M. Blakely, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms of incomplete response and primary resistance to osimertinib in EGFR-mutant lung cancer" with Trever G. Bivona, MD, PhD
Kyle G. Daniels, PhD
"Controlling T cell signaling and fate choice using synthetic receptors" with Wendell Lim, PhD
Keelan Z. Guiley, PhD
"Chemical probing of mutant p53" with Kevan M. Shokat, PhD
Trang Nguyen, PhD
"Bypassing the unresponsiveness of T cell anergy and exhaustion" with Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD
Tristan Wold Owens, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms of heat shock transcription factor 1 in cancer" with David Agard, PhD
Rushika M. Perera, PhD
"Mechanisms of cellular transformation at the single organelle level"
Cristina Puchades, PhD
"Deciphering the molecular basis for modulation of TMEM16A activity" with Yifan Cheng, PhD, and Lily Jan, PhD
Zulekha A. Qadeer, PhD
"Targeting TGFb pathway dependencies in Group 3 Medulloblastoma"  with William A. Weiss, MD, PhD
Sukrit Silas, PhD
"Discovery and characterization of virally-encoded proteins of unknown function" with Joseph Bondy-Denomy, PhD, and Carol A. Gross, PhD
Catherine C. Smith, MD
"Defining structure, function and therapeutic impact of oncogenic FLT3 mutations" with Neil P. Shah, MD, PhD
Adam J. Stevens, PhD
"Synthetic adhesion molecules: redirecting cell infiltration and organization" with Wendell A. Lim, PhD
Kouki Touhara, PhD
"Investigating chemical signaling between gut enteroendocrine cells and intrinsic primary afferent neurons" with David Julius, PhD
Peter J. Turnbaugh, PhD
"The gut microbiome: an unexpected contributor to cancer drug resistance"
Linda T. Vo, PhD
"Off-the-shelf T cells from human pluripotent stem cells with precise tumor recognition using combinatorial antigen-sensing circuits" with Jeff A. Bluestone, PhD
Lan Wang, PhD
"Conferring organelle-specificity to tail-anchored proteins" with Peter Walter, PhD
Yichen Xu, PhD
"Elucidating a non-classical role of ER in gene expression and breast cancer progression" with Davide Ruggero, PhD
Ziyang Zhang, PhD
"Controlling the activity of bispecific T cell engagers with a chemically cleavable molecular switch" with Kevan M. Shokat, PhD
Xin Zhou, PhD
"Understanding and perturbing protein post-translational modifications in cancer and autoimmune diseases" with James A. Wells, PhD

Yale University

Sigrid Nachtergaele, PhD
"Identifying novel mechanisms of gene expression regulation through mRNA modifications"
Esen Sefik, PhD
"The effect of microbes, diet on the intestinal immune system in the context of obesity" with Richard A. Flavell, PhD

Northwestern University

Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
"Development of novel therapeutic strategies for aggressive CTCL subtypes" with Stephen D. Miller, PhD, and Joan Guitart, MD

The University of Chicago

Michael W. Drazer, MD
"Defining leukemogenic mechanisms in hereditary hematologic malignancies" with Lucy A. Godley, MD, PhD

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Daniel J. Blair, PhD
"An automated small molecule synthesizer for the discovery of new anti-cancer agents" with Martin D. Burke, PhD, MD

National Institutes of Health

Warakorn Kulalert, PhD
"Characterization of the microbiota-mediated cutaneous neuroimmune interface and its impacts on tumorgenesis and cancer therapy" with Yasmine Belkaid, PhD

The Johns Hopkins University

Daniel H. Goldman, PhD
"Investigating translation-mediated quality control using live-cell single-mRNA imaging" with Rachel Green, PhD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Xintong Dong, PhD
"Investigating ligand-receptor interactions between defensins and mrgprs in cutaneous inflammation and wound healing" with Xinzhong Dong, PhD
Jonathan C. Dudley, MD
"Earlier detection of cancer in body cavity fluids through aneuploidy analysis after cell enrichment and partitioning" with Bert Vogelstein, MD
Evan J. Worden, PhD
"The mechanistic basis of crosstalk between histone H2B ubiquitylation and H3K79 methylation" with Cynthia Wolberger, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

Liudmila Andreeva, PhD
"Making an inflammasome: Structural and biochemical elucidation of NLRP3 inflammasome activation" with Hao Wu, PhD
Megan Insco, MD, PhD
"Investigating transcriptional cyclin dependent kinases as novel melanoma drug targets" with Len Zon, MD
Aaron L. Moye, PhD
"Role of Lgr6-expressing Mesenchymal cells in lung cancer initiation and progression" with Carla Kim, PhD
Esteban A. Orellana Vinueza, PhD
"Role of METTL1-WDR4 tRNA methyltransferase complex in cancer" with Richard I. Gregory, PhD
Yuxiang Zhang, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms that promote DNA double strand break clusters in brain and liver" with Frederick W. Alt, PhD
Ge Zheng, PhD
"Novel approaches to targeting zinc-finger domain of the transcription repressor BCL11A" with Stuart Orkin, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Kunitoshi Chiba, PhD
"The role of a tumor suppressor gene ASXL1 in immune evasion during tumorigenesis" with Stephen Elledge, PhD
Gabriel K. Griffin, MD
"Enhancing cancer immunotherapy through epigenetic modulation of the repetitive genome" with Bradley E. Bernstein, MD, PhD, and Arlene H. Sharpe, MD, PhD
Emma Watson, PhD
"Metabolic stress response: Exploring transcript-level regulation of metabolic feedback" with Stephen Elledge, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Elisa A. Aquilanti, MD
"Targeting telomerase in glioblastoma" with Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD
Edmond M. Chan, MD
"Validating a novel synthetic lethal target for microsatellite unstable cancers" with Adam J. Bass, MD
Phillip A. Dumesic, MD, PhD
"Identification of muscle-secreted factors responsible for local and systemic effects of exercise" with Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD
Eric S. Fischer, PhD
"Novel mechanisms for small molecule induced targeted degradation of RRM family proteins"
Christopher J. Gibson, MD
"The biology and clinical implications of clonal hematopoiesis in cancer patients" with Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD
Lillian M. Guenther, MD
"Investigation of CITED2 as a novel dependency in Ewing sarcoma" with Kimberly Stegmaier, MD
Tikvah K. Hayes, PhD
"Systematic genomic and functional analysis of small cell lung cancer" with Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD
Whitney Johnson, PhD
"Using organoid cancer models to identify genome catastrophe mechanisms" with David Pellman, MD
Birgit Knoechel, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms of CD8+ T-cell dysfunction and its therapeutic targeting in T-ALL" with Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, and Catherine J. Wu, MD
Joseph D. Mancias, MD, PhD
“Identifying the pancreatic tumor MHC-I ligandome in response to ionizing radiation for combination radiation-immunotherapy”
Jasper E. Neggers, PhD
"Validation of VPS4A as a synthetic lethal target in cancers with VPS4B loss on chromosome 18q" with Andrew J. Aguirre, MD, PhD, and Todd R. Golub, MD
Sarah Naomi Olsen, PhD
"Targeted degradation of the MLL-AF9 fusion oncoprotein in acute myeloid leukemia" with Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD
Matthew G. Oser, MD, PhD
"Targeting neuroendocrine differentiation as a novel therapeutic strategy for small cell lung cancer" with William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD
Harshabad Singh, MBBS
"Cellular origins of Barrett’s esophagus and its role in development of adenocarcinoma" with Ramesh A. Shivdasani, MD, PhD
Collin Tokheim, PhD
"Computationally identifying oncogenic substrates of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in human cancers" with X. Shirley Liu, PhD, and Eric S. Fischer, PhD
Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD
"Dissecting response to conventional and emerging DNA damage and repair therapies" with Geoffrey I. Shapiro, MD, PhD
Natalie Vokes, MD
"Dissecting tumor intrinsic and immune drivers of resistance to therapy in non-small cell lung cancer" with Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD
Eric Wang, PhD
"Enhancing anti-tumor immunity via pharmacological inhibition of kinases" with Nathanael Gray, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Amelia N. Chang, PhD
"The role of activity-regulated gene expression in human brain evolution" with Michael E. Greenberg, PhD
Anne E. Dodson, PhD
"Transgenerational inheritance of structure-based infections" with Scott G. Kennedy, PhD
Erin E. Duffy, PhD
"Activity-dependent changes in RNA stability as a mechanism for synaptic plasticity" with Michael E. Greenberg, PhD
Yuan Gao, PhD
"Mechanism of protein import into peroxisomes" with Tom A. Rapoport, PhD
Pragya Goel, PhD
"Signaling structure for neuromodulatory coding in the vertebrate striatum" with Pascal Kaeser, MD
Rachel Segal Greenberg, PhD
"Developing functional diversity in interoceptive circuits" with Stephen Liberles, PhD
Zhejian Ji, PhD
"Function of the Cdc48 ATPase in protein degradation" with Tom A. Rapoport, PhD
Nagarajan Nandagopal, PhD
"Signal integration by bHLH circuits to enable cell fate decisions" with Galit Lahav, PhD, and Sean Megason, PhD
Natasha M. O'Brown, PhD
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of transcytosis regulation in blood-brain barrier function" with Sean G. Megason, PhD, and Chenghua Gu, PhD
Nikit Patel, PhD
"Determining the core genetic regulators of the erythro-myeloid switch" with Allon Klein, PhD
Sarah J. Pfau, PhD
"Investigating the molecular determinants of blood-brain barrier heterogeneity" with Chenghua Gu, PhD
Maxim Pimkin, MD, PhD
"Divergent core transcriptional circuitries highlight context-specific vulnerabilities in AML" with Stuart Orkin, MD
Deepshika Ramanan, PhD
"Identifying functions of regulatory T cell subsets in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer" with Christophe Benoist, MD, PhD
Denis Schapiro, PhD
"Single cell pharmacodynamics and spatial signatures of drug response in the intact tumor microenvironment" with Aviv Regev, PhD, and Peter K. Sorger, PhD
Justin L. Sparks, PhD
"Fundamental mechanism of DNA-protein crosslink repair"
Benjamin M. Stinson, PhD
"Mechanism of DNA processing during non-homologous end joining"
Jonathan G. Van Vranken
"Systematic identification of metabolite-protein interactions in human cells" with Steven Gygi
Shou-Wen Wang, PhD
"Inferring cell fate choice from clonal and transcriptomic data, with application to hematopoiesis" with Allon M. Klein, PhD, and Fernando Camargo, PhD
Chuchu Zhang, PhD
"Molecular dissection of the Area Postrema and its role in nausea" with Stephen D. Liberles, PhD

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Mark Sullivan, PhD
"Identifying requirements for lung infection by opportunistic pathogens" with Eric Rubin, MD, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jeeyun Chung, PhD
"Unraveling the cellular mechanism of lipid droplet biogenesis" with Tobias C. Walther, PhD, and Robert V. Farese Jr. MD

Harvard University

Grace E. Kenney, PhD
"Two enzymatic routes towards diazo biosynthesis in cytotoxic natural products" with Emily P. Balskus, PhD
Thomas R. LaBar, PhD
"Elucidating the mechanisms of cellular evolution with experimental evolution" with Andrew W. Murray, PhD
Brian B. Liau, PhD
"Investigating allosteric mechanisms regulating DNA methyltransferase enzymes"
Monica E. McCallum, PhD
"Understanding alanosine biosynthesis to discover new cancer chemotherapeutics" with Emily P. Balskus, PhD

Koch Institute For Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Evan C. Lien, PhD
"Impact of diet on tumor metabolism and progression" with Matthew G. Vander Heiden, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Liron Bar-Peled, PhD
"Identification of cysteine liabilities in NRF2-driven cancers"
Liron Bar-Peled, PhD
"Identification of redox vulnerabilities in genetically defined cancers"
Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD
"Investigation of novel targeted therapeutic approaches for brain metastases" with Keith T. Flaherty, MD and Tracy T. Batchelor, MD
Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD
"Next-generation CAR T cells for EGFRvIII-positive glioblastoma"
Jan P. Schuemann, PhD
“Using extreme dose rates to protect healthy tissue in proton radiation therapy”
Alexandra-Chloé Villani, PhD
"Deciphering the Achilles' heel of cancer immunotherapy"
Kurt J. Warnhoff, PhD
"Molybdenum cofactor biosynthetic enzymes modulate miRNA biology and development" with Gary B. Ruvkun, PhD
Jingyi Wu, PhD
"Epigenetic clonal evolution in gliomas" with Bradley Bernstein, MD, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michael E. Birnbaum, PhD
"Decoding and reprogramming tumor-infiltrating T cells by pMHC-targeted lentiviruses"
Lindsay M. LaFave, PhD
"Investigating epigenetic mechanisms of transformation in SWI/SNF-mutant non-small cell lung cancer" with Tyler Jacks, PhD
Jon McGinn, PhD
"Dissecting the genetic networks underlying host subversion during Rickettsia infection" with Rebecca Lamason, PhD, and Michael Laub, PhD
Sharanya Sivanand, PhD
"Understanding metabolic heterogeneity in primary and metastatic tumors" with Matthew G. Vander Heiden, MD, PhD

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Veronika Shoba, PhD
"Phosphorylation-inducing chimeric small molecules" with Amit Choudhary, PhD, and Stuart L. Schreiber, PhD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sakiko Suzuki, MD
"Inflammatory cell death pathways in Myelodysplastic Syndromes" with Michelle A. Kelliher, PhD, and Peter E. Newburger, MD

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Laura Blanton, PhD
"The impact of sex chromosome constitution on immune cell gene expression and function" with David C. Page, MD
Elizabeth A. Boydston, PhD
"Exploring the cell adhesion landscape through host-pathogen interactions" with Sebastian Lourido, PhD
Daniel H. Lin, PhD
"The influence of RNA and protein conformation on target-directed miRNA degradation" with David P. Bartel, PhD
Jingchuan Luo, PhD
"Deciphering roles of nuclear-mitochondrial communication in cellular homeostasis" with Jonathan Weissman, PhD
Alexandra Nguyen, PhD
"Defining the cell type specific cell division requirements in acute myeloid leukemias" with Iain M. Cheeseman, PhD
Dian Yang, PhD
"Dissecting intratumoral heterogeneity and hierarchy at single cell resolution" with Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD, and Trever G. Bivona, MD, PhD

Michigan State University

Jens C. Schmidt, PhD
"Single-molecule analysis of telomerase recruitment to telomeres"

Princeton University

Caroline Bartman, PhD
"Systems analysis of in vivo tumor and stromal cell metabolism in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma" with Joshua Rabinowitz, MD, PhD
Andrew A. Bridges, PhD
"Bacterial cell fates: The role of quorum sensing in biofilm patterning" with Bonnie L. Bassler, PhD
Antony J. Burton, PhD
"Sculpting chromatin architecture in live cells using protein chemistry" with Tom W. Muir, PhD
Courtney Ellison, PhD
"The role of type IV pili in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation" with Joshua Shaevitz, PhD, and Zemer Gitai, PhD

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Jason M. Sheltzer, PhD
“Are cancers addicted to aneuploidy?”

Columbia University

Jessie A. Brown, PhD
"Master regulators of drug resistance in relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia"  with Adolfo A. Ferrando, MD, PhD
J. Brooks Crickard, PhD
"Visualizing the strand invasion during homologous recombination on the single molecule level" with Eric C. Greene, PhD
Arnold S. Han, MD, PhD
"Precision T cell receptor-based cancer therapies"

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Marissa Rashkovan, PhD
"Targeting metabolic vulnerabilities in ETP-ALL" with Adolfo A. Ferrando, MD, PhD

Cornell University

Sudeep Banjade, PhD
"Division of labor in ESCRT-III proteins during polymer assembly and membrane remodeling" with Scott Emr, PhD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Amaia Lujambio, PhD
"Overcoming resistance to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Vinod P. Balachandran, MD
"Recombinant interleukin-33 immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer" with Steven D. Leach, MD, and Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Adrienne A. Boire, MD, PhD
"Molecular determinants of leptomeningeal metastasis: a translational approach" with Joan Massagué, PhD
Andrew J. Dunbar, MD
"Interrogating functional contribution of JAK2V617F in the maintenance of myeloproliferative neoplasms" with Ross L. Levine, MD
Siting Gan, PhD
"In situ single-cell dissection of the tumor-microenvironment interplay mediating brain metastasis" with Joan Massagué, PhD, and Dana Pe'er, PhD
Karuna Ganesh, MD, PhD
"Leveraging patient-derived organoid models to define the molecular determinants of metastatic regeneration" with Joan Massagué, PhD
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" with Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD, and Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Andrew M. Intlekofer, MD, PhD
"Metabolic coupling of the hypoxic niche to stemness" with Ross L. Levine, MD
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" with Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, and Larry Norton, MD
Piro Lito, MD, PhD
"Modeling responses to targeted ERK signaling inhibition at the single-cell level" with Neal X. Rosen, MD, PhD, and Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Kaixian Liu, PhD
"The studies of double-strand break proteins in germline genome transmission" with Scott Keeney, PhD, and Shixin Liu, PhD
Thomas M. Norman, PhD
"Efficient strategies for finding and elucidating genetic interactions"
Elli Papaemmanuil, PhD
"Biological and clinical implications of allelic imbalances in clonal hematopoiesis and subsequent risk of therapy related leukemia"
Melody Smith, MD
"CD19 targeted donor T cells improve graft versus tumor activity and reduce graft versus host disease" with Marcel R.M. van den Brink, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/The Rockefeller University

Dennis J. Hsu, MD
"Metabolic determinants of codon usage bias in colorectal cancer" with Sohail F. Tavazoie, MD, PhD
Ryan Moy, MD, PhD
"Identifying the key drivers and mechanisms underlying metastatic liver colonization in colorectal cancer" with Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Jose Reyes, PhD
"Dynamics and consequences of complex karyotype evolution in p53 driven acute myeloid leukemia" with Scott Lowe, PhD, and Dana Pe'er, PhD

New York University Langone Health

Michael E. Pacold, MD, PhD
"Tracing molecular oxygen in pancreatic cancer"

New York University School of Medicine

Robert S. Banh, PhD
"Metabolic contribution of sensory neurons to pancreatic tumorigenesis and serine metabolism, via peripheral axons" with Alec C. Kimmelman, MD, PhD, and Michael Pacold, MD, PhD
Sophia Tintori, PhD
"Mechanisms of radiation tolerance in Caenorhabditis from Chernobyl" with Matthew Rockman, PhD
Rabi Upadhyay, MD
"Determining the distal effects of gut microbiota on the lung tumor microenvironment, cancer progression, and checkpoint blockade efficacy" with Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD

Stony Brook University

Benjamin L. Martin, PhD
"Cell cycle regulation of cellular behaviors associated with cancer metastasis"
David Q. Matus, PhD
"Cell cycle regulation of cellular behaviors associated with cancer metastasis"

The Rockefeller University

Aleksey Chudnovskiy, PhD
"Defining dendritic cell-T cell interaction history within the tumor microenvironment using enzymatic labeling" with Gabriel D. Victora, PhD
Gregory P. Donaldson, PhD
"Cross-talk between B lymphocytes and bacteria in the maintenance of a non-inflammatory mucosal microbiome" with Daniel Mucida, PhD
Juhee Pae, PhD
"Mechanisms of germinal center B Cell proliferation" with Gabriel D. Victora, PhD
Yadira M. Soto-Feliciano, PhD
"Dissecting the role of Menin in acute leukemia" with C. David Allis, PhD
Linghe Xi, PhD
"WNT signaling and fate specification of normal versus tumorigenic stem cells" with Elaine Fuchs, PhD
John C. Zinder, PhD
"Structure and biochemistry of human shelterin and associated factors" with Titia de Lange, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Christopher E. Barbieri, MD, PhD
"Subtype-specific modes of clinical and molecular progression in prostate cancer" with Lewis C. Cantley, PhD
John R. Ferrarone, MD
"Seeking and evaluating novel therapeutic targets in human lung adenocarcinomas with loss-of-function mutations in LKB1" with Harold E. Varmus, MD
Eric E. Gardner, PharmD, PhD
"Interrogating lung adenocarcinoma transformation to small cell lung cancer at single cell resolution" with Harold E. Varmus, MD
Heather L. Yeo, MD
"Use of mobile applications to evaluate post surgical recovery in aging patients with GI cancer" with Manish A. Shah, MD, and Deborah L. Estrin, PhD

Duke University

Lawrence A. David, PhD
"Personalized prebiotics to optimize microbiota metabolism and improve transplant outcomes"
Nicholas C. DeVito, MD
"Investigating the role of EMT-mediated dendritic cell tolerization in checkpoint inhibitor resistance" with Brent A. Hanks, MD, PhD
Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD
"Evaluating and targeting pathways of treatment resistance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma" with David G. Kirsch, MD, PhD
Anthony D. Sung, MD
"Personalized prebiotics to optimize microbiota metabolism and improve transplant outcomes"

Oregon Health & Science University

Jeremy Copperman, PhD
"Whole-cell modeling for the prediction and control of micro-environmentally regulated proliferative and migratory variability" with Daniel M. Zuckerman, PhD, and Joe W. Gray, PhD
Yunsik Kang, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms regulating phagocytosis of neurons" with Marc R. Freeman, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jennifer M. Kalish, MD, PhD
"Epigenetic and genetic mechanisms of cancer in Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome" with Marisa S. Bartolomei, PhD, and Garrett A. Brodeur, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Balint Z. Kacsoh, PhD
"Influence of social environment on cancer progression" with Shelley Berger, PhD, and Christopher J. Lengner, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Brian C. Capell, MD, PhD
"Defining the role of epigenetic enhancer dysfunction in epithelial carcinogenesis" with Shelley L. Berger, PhD
Geoffrey P. Dann, PhD
"Proteomics to bridge protein arginylation, chromatin, and cancer" with Benjamin A. Garcia, PhD
Romain L. Riscal, PhD
"Exploiting Cholesterol metabolism as a liability in clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma ( ccRCC)" with M. Celeste Simon, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Tera C. Levin, PhD
"Master microbial manipulators: how hosts are shaped by bacterial interactions"
Abigail E. Overacre-Delgoffe, PhD
"Microbiome control of the tumor microenvironment: harnessing immunosuppression and exhaustion" with Timothy W. Hand, PhD, and Olivera J. Finn, PhD

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Katherine E. Gadek, PhD
"Defining endothelial progenitor cell pliancy in rhabdomyosarcoma"  with Mark Hatley, MD, PhD, and Stacey Ogden, PhD
Anand G. Patel, MD, PhD
"Targeting the developmental architecture of rhabdomyosarcoma" with Michael A. Dyer, PhD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Runmin Wei, PhD
"Integrating single cell genomic and spatial information to delineate tumor heterogeneity and microenvironment interactions in inflammatory breast cancer" with Nicholas E. Navin, PhD, and Ken Chen, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Todd A. Aguilera, MD, PhD
"Immunologic responses to short course radiotherapy in rectal adenocarcinoma and the impact of CD40 agonist immunotherapy" with Robert D. Timmerman, MD, and Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD
Lindsay B. Case, PhD
"Regulation of integrin clustering on supported lipid bilayers"
Elise C. Jeffery, PhD
"Characterizing a new hematopoietic stem cell niche factor" with Sean Morrison, PhD
Xiaochun Li, PhD
“Investigations on Patched, a tumor suppressor, and its regulation in Hedgehog pathway”
David G. McFadden, MD, PhD
"Identifying metabolic vulnerabilities in Hürthle cell carcinoma" with Steven L. McKnight, PhD, and Ralph J. DeBerardinis, MD, PhD

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Gregory S. Ducker, PhD
"Targeting phosphatidylcholine metabolism in liver cancer using zebrafish"
Kimberley J. Evason, MD, PhD
"Targeting phosphatidylcholine metabolism in liver cancer using zebrafish"

University of Utah

Matthew P. Miller, PhD
"Deciphering tension-dependent stabilization of kinetochore-microtubule interactions"
Lexy von Diezmann, PhD
"State changes of a liquid-like compartment monitor crossover recombination" with Ofer Rog, PhD, and Erik Jorgensen, PhD

Washington University

Vivek K. Arora, MD, PhD
"Defining a targetable oncogenic dyad in bladder cancer" with Lee Ratner, MD, PhD
Darryl A. Wesener, PhD
"Synthetic food particles for studying human gut microbiota function" with Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Jonathan E. Shoag, MD
"Harnessing clinical data to identify new prostate cancer therapeutics" with Christopher E. Barbieri, MD, PhD

University of Vermont

Vitor Mori, PhD
"EBUS-TBNI of cisplatin optimization in heterogeneous lung tumors" with Jason H.T. Bates, PhD, DSc, and C. Matthew Kinsey, MD