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

Bo Gu, PhD
"Understanding and engineering combinatorial gene regulation in mammalian cells" with Michael B. Elowitz, PhD
Georgia R. Squyres, PhD
"Spatiotemporal regulation of eDNA release in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms" with Dianne K. Newman, PhD

Gladstone Institutes

Ronghui Zhu, PhD
"Mapping and modeling the human CD4+ T cell differentiation gene regulatory network" with Alexander Marson, MD, PhD and Jonathan K. Pritchard, PhD

Stanford University

Mohammad Balood, PhD
"Development and evaluation of T cell receptor (TCR)-based immunotherapy to target pediatric Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia" with Tanja A. Gruber, MD, PhD
Debadrita Bhattacharya, PhD
"Investigating molecular and cellular mechanisms of intra-tumoral heterogeneity in small-cell lung cancer" with Julien Sage, PhD
Felix C. Boos, PhD
"Inter-organ communication of protein homeostasis stress responses in vertebrate aging" with Anne Brunet, PhD
Lauren E. Cote, PhD
"Constructing one continuous digestive tract, cell by cell" with Jessica L. Feldman, PhD
Laura Crowley, PhD
"Identifying fibroblast stem cells in organ maintenance, repair, and cancer" with Mark A. Krasnow, MD, PhD
Daniel J. Delitto, MD, PhD
"Pathogen sensing in fibroblasts restrains antitumor immunity in pancreatic cancer" with Michael T. Longaker, MD, DSc
Brendan Floyd, PhD
"Systematic characterization of lysosomal-targeting protein degradation" with Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD
Seungsoo Kim, PhD
"Transcription factor cooperation shaping TWIST1 multifunctionality across craniofacial development and cancer metastasis" with Joanna K. Wysocka, 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
Melody Smith, MD
"Regulatory mechanisms of the intestinal microbiome on chimeric antigen receptor T cells" with Robert S. Negrin, MD
Xianfeng Zeng, PhD
"Microbiome-Cancer Connection: From Understanding to Rational Design with Defined Communities" with Michael A. Fischbach, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Caitlin F. Bell, MD
"Smooth muscle cell plasticity in the tumor microenvironment: another parallel between atherosclerosis and cancer" with Nicholas J. Leeper, MD, and Irving L. Weissman, MD
Jakob Wirbel, PhD
"Microbial genome variation in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation patients" with Ami S. Bhatt, MD, PhD, and Michael C. Bassik, PhD
Xiaowei Yan, PhD
"Spatial organization and inheritance regulation of oncogenic extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA)" with Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Deepshika Ramanan, PhD
"Identifying functions of regulatory T cell subsets in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer"
Wen Mai Wong, PhD
"Modulation of neuronal circuitry using sonogenetics" with Sreekanth H. Chalasani, PhD

The Scripps Research Institute

Danielle Grotjahn, PhD
"Uncovering structural mechanisms of mitochondrial fragmentation in cancer by cellular cryo-electron tomography"
Haoxin Li, PhD
"Cysteine-modification screening to identify functional and druggable sites in cancer dependencies" with Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD
Yunxiao Zhang, PhD
"Sensory innervation of the pancreas" with Ardem Patapoutian, PhD

University of California San Francisco

Sagar Bhattacharya, PhD
"De novo design of protease-activated anticancer proteins" with William F. DeGrado, PhD
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" with Wendell A. Lim, PhD
Shaohua Zhang, PhD
"Preventing tumor evasion of CAR T killing: engineering adhesion molecules to enhance cell immunotherapy" with Wendell A. Lim, PhD

University of California, Berkeley

Ben F. Brian, PhD
"Mechanisms and consequences of microbiota-directed immune responses" with Gregory M. Barton, PhD
Gabriel Cavin-Meza, PhD
"Leveraging polyploid Xenopus to probe spindle adaptation to increases in genome size" with Rebecca W. Heald, PhD
Timothy J. Eisen, PhD
"Mechanistic dissection of Tec kinases in immune-cell signaling" with Jay Groves, PhD and John Kuriyan, PhD
Joshua B. Sheetz, PhD
"Mitochondrial ubiquitylation mechanisms to exploit metabolic vulnerabilities in cancer" with Michael Rape, PhD
Jiao Sima, PhD
"Cellular mechanisms linking sleep disturbance and cancer development" with Yang Dan, PhD
Akanksha Thawani, PhD
"Targeted genetic supplementation by harnessing transposable elements" with Eva Nogales, PhD, and Kathleen Collins, PhD
Ziyang Zhang, PhD
"Small molecule activators of GTP hydrolysis for mutant Ras-driven cancer"

University of California, Los Angeles

Yajing Gao, PhD
"Characterize the role of non-vesicular cholesterol transport in CD8+ T cell function" with Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
Haripriya Vaidehi Narayanan, PhD
"Developing a mechanistic multi-scale framework relating signaling and spatiotemporal dynamics in B-cell affinity maturation and lymphomagenesis" with Alexander Hoffmann, PhD, and Roy Wollman, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Julia Su Zhou Li, PhD
“Uncovering the link between repetitive DNA, genomic instability, and tumor viruses”

University of California, San Francisco

Fangyu Liu, PhD
"Discovery of novel ligands that treat metabolic disorders" with Brian K. Shoichet, PhD
Tadashi Manabe, MD, PhD
"Characterization of oncogenic kinase signaling by membraneless cytoplasmic protein granules" with Trever G. Bivona, MD, PhD
David Y. Oh, MD, PhD
"Co-receptors modulating anti-tumor activity of human cytotoxic CD4+ effector cells" with Lawrence Fong, MD
Tristan Wold Owens, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms of heat shock transcription factor 1 in cancer" with David A. Agard, PhD
Fanglue Peng, PhD
"Humanize CXCL13 expression in mouse to understand lymphoid neogenesis in cancer" with Jason G. Cyster, PhD
Erron W. Titus, MD, PhD
"Engineered cellular fusogens for novel immune effector functions" with Matthew F. Krummel, PhD
Qinheng Zheng, PhD
"Drugging K-Ras(G12D) with targeted covalent inhibitors" with Kevan M. Shokat, PhD

University of California, San Francisco / Washington University

Youngmu (Nick) Shin, PhD
"Exploring phase condensation as a general mechanism for organizing cell-cell communication assemblies" with Wendell A. Lim, PhD (University of California, San Francisco), and Rohit V. Pappu, PhD (Washington University)

University of Colorado Boulder

Edward M. C. Courvan, PhD
"Functional analysis of post-transcriptional RNA regulation in hypoxic macrophages" with Roy R. Parker, PhD
Nicole M. Hoitsma, PhD
"Chromatin remodeler SMARCAD1 in DNA repair" with Karolin Luger, PhD
Dylan M. Parker, PhD
"Stress granule regulators and their roles in cancer progression" with Roy R. Parker, PhD

Yale University

Hui (Vivian) Chiu, PhD
"The neuroimmune basis of fatigue" with Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
Allison L. Didychuk, PhD
“Understanding the mechanism of genome packaging in oncogenic herpesviruses"

Yale University / Michigan State University

Jung-Shen Benny Tai, PhD
"From form to function: Cell shape, cell ordering, and gene regulation in bacterial biofilm" with Jing Yan, PhD (Yale University), and Christopher Waters, PhD (Michigan State University)

Yale University School of Medicine

Luisa F. Escobar-Hoyos, PhD
"Understanding RNA splicing in tumor-cell adaptation and anti-tumor immunity"
Mandar D. Muzumdar, MD
"Targeting endocrine-exocrine signaling in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma progression"

Northwestern University

John Devany, PhD
"Engineering next-generation T cell therapies by learning from cancer mutations" with Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
Xiaoyu Zhang, PhD
“Discovery of chemical probes that support targeted protein degradation in human cancer”

Johns Hopkins University

Jamie B. Spangler, PhD
"Engineered multispecific antibody-drug conjugates as novel cancer immunotherapeutics"

National Institutes of Health

Claudia A. Rivera Cifuentes, PhD
"Endogenous retroviruses modulation of intestinal immune homeostasis and tumor development" with Yasmine Belkaid.PhD and Michail Lionakis, MD, ScD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Marco A. Catipovic, PhD
"In vitro reconstitution of ribosome collision dependent signaling” with Rachel Green, PhD
Cayla E. Jewett, PhD
"Mechanisms of centriole number control in multiciliated cells" with Andrew J. Holland, PhD
Fyza Y. Shaikh, MD, PhD
"Defining microbiome stability and longitudinal shifts as biomarkers of tumor response to immune checkpoint inhibitors across multiple malignancies" with Cynthia L. Sears, MD, and Drew M. Pardoll, MD, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD
"Tools to target novel cell surface ligands in cancer"
Shreoshi Sengupta, PhD
"Decoding cell-cell interactions aiding angiogenesis and immune evasion in early-stage lung cancer" with Carla F. Kim, PhD

Boston University

Heidi E. Klumpe, PhD
"The design principles of stable aggregation" with Ahmad S. Khalil, PhD, and Mary Dunlop, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Jordan B. Jastrab, MD, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms of inflammasome activation by intraphagosomal bacteria" with Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD
Humsa S. Venkatesh, PhD
"Identifying and disrupting the bioelectric circuits driving brain cancer"
Xiphias Ge Zhu, PhD
"Charting the tumor antigen landscape of breast cancer" with Stephen J. Elledge, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

April A. Apfelbaum, PhD
"Investigation of receptor tyrosine kinase-independent mechanisms of FGFR1-mediated oncogenesis in pediatric gliomas" with Pratiti Bandopadhayay, MBBS, PhD, and Keith L. Ligon, MD, PhD
Elisa A. Aquilanti, MD
"Targeting telomerase in glioblastoma" with Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD
Sylvan C. Baca, MD, PhD
"Epigenetic drivers of resistance to novel therapies for bladder and kidney cancer" with Toni K. Choueiri, MD
Kheewoong Baek, PhD
"Expansion of the glueable and degradable targets of IMiD-CRBN" with Eric S. Fischer, PhD
Wallace A. Bourgeois, MD
"Targeting JMJD1C and IKZF1 as therapeutic opportunities in KMT2A-rearranged leukemia" with Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD
Anders B. Dohlman, PhD
"Identifying the genomic basis for Fusobacterium nucleatum’s colonization of colorectal cancers" with Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD
(Peter) Geon Kim, MD
"Elucidating the mechanisms of inflammation in clonal hematopoiesis" with Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD
Costanza Lo Cascio, PhD
"Investigating the neuronal regulation of radioresistance in diffuse midline gliomas" with Mariella G. Filbin, MD, PhD
James J. Morrow, MD, PhD
"Application of single-cell approaches to investigate the developmental origin and early transformation steps of osteosarcoma" with Bradley E. Bernstein, MD, PhD
Matthew G. Oser, MD, PhD
"Dissecting and therapeutically exploiting synthetic lethality between NOTCH and TRIM28 to drive anti-tumor immunity in SCLC" with William G. Kaelin, Jr., MD
Ahmed Roman, PhD
"Signal bottleneck theory for dissecting gene interactions in pancreatic cancer" with Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD, and Andrew J. Aguirre, MD, PhD
Benjamin M. Stinson, PhD
"Mechanism of DNA processing during non-homologous end joining"
Mounica Vallurupalli, MD
"Defining the mechanistic implications of SF3B1 mutations in MDS" with Todd R. Golub, MD
Srinivas R. Viswanathan, MD, PhD
"X marks the spot: exploring how X-chromosome alterations drive sex differences in cancer"
David M. Walter, PhD
"Identifying the selective mechanism behind U2AF1 mutations in lung adenocarcinoma" with Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD
Nina Weichert-Leahey, MD
"Elucidating the role of KAT6A and KAT6B in the epigenetic reprogramming of neuroblastoma to enforce neuronal differentiation" with A. Thomas Look, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School

Archana Krishnamoorthy, PhD
"Mechanisms of chromosome fragmentation generating chromothripsis" with David S. Pellman, MD, and Johannes Walter, PhD
Xin Zhou, PhD
“Designing signaling proteins to enact anti-tumor responses"

Harvard Medical School

Erin E. Duffy, PhD
"Activity-dependent changes in RNA stability as a mechanism for synaptic plasticity"
Lucas Farnung, PhD
"Understanding the mechanistic basis of gene expression regulation by MLL complexes in cancers"
Rachel Segal Greenberg, PhD
“The function of interoceptive circuits in reproduction and cancer”
Rachel Segal Greenberg, PhD
"Developing functional diversity in interoceptive circuits" with Stephen D. Liberles, PhD
Hannah A. Grunwald, PhD
"Unraveling the role of molecular capacitors that obscure cryptic genetic variants in fish" with Clifford J. Tabin, PhD
Xin Gu, PhD
"Characterization of a novel pathway regulating the protein degradation of immediate-early genes" with Michael E. Greenberg, PhD
Brooke D. Huisman, PhD
"Elucidating the lineage relationships of thymic mimetic cells" with Diane Mathis, PhD, and Christophe Benoist, MD, PhD
Manuel Osorio Valeriano, PhD
"Molecular and structural basis of gene expression regulation by the nucleosome remodeling and deacetylase (NuRD) complex in human cancer" with Lucas Farnung, PhD, and Danesh Moazed, PhD
James C. Taggart, PhD
"Mechanistic interrogation of robustness and vulnerability in a bacterial essential gene network" with Allon M. Klein, PhD, and Johan Paulsson, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Madi Y. Cissé, PhD
"Integration on oncogenic signaling and nutrient sensing by mTOR in tumors" with Brendan D. Manning, PhD
Nora Kory, PhD
"Targeting mitochondrial transporters in cancer"
Mark R. Sullivan, PhD
“Identifying determinants of pathogenesis and drug resistance in opportunistic lung infection”
Mark R. Sullivan, PhD
"Identifying requirements for lung infection by opportunistic pathogens" with Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD

Harvard University

Alon Chappleboim, PhD
"Uncovering signaling mechanisms in somitogenesis through high-throughput genetic screens in robust human organoids" with Sharad Ramanathan, PhD
Rongxin Fang, PhD
"Genome-scale imaging of enhancer-promoter interactions in cancer at single cell resolution" with Xiaowei Zhuang, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Charles H. Adelmann, PhD
"Systematic exploration of the organellar and cellular requirements of pigmentation" with David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
Max Jan, MD, PhD
"Programming next-generation NK cell therapies using targeted protein degradation"
Albert E. Kim, MD
"Using liquid biopsy and MRI to non-invasively identify therapeutic targets for brain metastases" with Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD, and Elizabeth R. Gerstner, MD
Mark B. Leick, MD
"Engineering novel CAR T cells for AML: translating lessons from correlative studies and other diseases" with Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD
Stefan Niekamp, PhD
"Understanding the switch: Competition between chromatin remodeler and polycomb repressive complexes" with Robert E. Kingston, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fangtao Chi, PhD
"Understanding how ketone body metabolites influence intestinal stemness, immune responses and tumorigenesis" with Ömer H. Yilmaz, MD, PhD
Isabella Fraschilla, PhD
"Examining bacteria as a source of tumor antigens" with Tyler E. Jacks, PhD
J. Scott P. McCain, PhD
"Estimating growth rates and fluxes using gene expression: Theory and applications" with Gene-Wei Li, PhD
Senén D. Mendoza, PhD
"Discovery and characterization of bacterial immunity against RNA phages" with Michael T. Laub, PhD
Patrick Woida, PhD
"Functional dissection of the bacterial-host interface during cell-to-cell spread" with Rebecca Lamason, PhD

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Wendy Xueyi Wang, PhD
"Spatial-temporally resolved activity and transcriptome mapping in transplanted glioma organoids" with Xiao Wang, PhD and Jia Liu, PhD

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Henry R. Kilgore, PhD
"Subcellular pharmacokinetics" with Richard A. Young, PhD
Jingchuan Luo, PhD
“Decoding the role of localized translation in normal physiology and cancer metastasis”
Jingchuan Luo, PhD
"Deciphering roles of nuclear-mitochondrial communication in cellular homeostasis" with Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD
Ryan Y. Muller, PhD
"Elucidating PABPC1 sequence preferences and determining how these preferences shape gene regulation" with David P. Bartel, PhD
Pu Zheng, PhD
"An integrated imaging- and sequencing-based spatial-omic method to study tumor evolution" with Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD

University of Michigan

Phillip L. Palmbos, MD, PhD
"Targeting TRIM29 to reverse immune checkpoint inhibitor resistance in bladder cancer" with Joshi J. Alumkal, MD
Daniel R. Wahl, MD, PhD
"Targeting metabolic interactions in the glioblastoma microenvironment to overcome therapy resistance" with Theodore S. Lawrence, MD, PhD, and Maria G. Castro, PhD

Van Andel Institute

McLane Watson, PhD
"Understanding CD8 T cell epigenetic changes fueled by S-adenosylmethionine metabolism for improved adoptive cell therapy" with Russell G. Jones, PhD

University of Minnesota

Nicholas N. Jarjour, PhD
"Antigen-independent proliferation of tissue-resident memory T cells and therapeutic applications" with Stephen C. Jameson, PhD
Lexy von Diezmann, PhD
"Single-molecule dynamics of DNA repair assemblies in live cells"

Princeton University

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" with Bonnie L. Bassler, PhD
Aaron E. Lin, PhD
"Contact tracing within an organism: developing a genome editing platform to record the history of virus-infected and transformed cells" with Alexander Ploss, PhD, and Brittany Adamson, PhD
Jeremy A. Owen, PhD
"The biophysics of substrate recognition in chromatin remodeling" with Tom W. Muir, PhD, and Ned S. Wingreen, PhD
Titas Sengupta, PhD
"Investigating bacterial small RNA-mediated regulation of host behavior" with Coleen T. Murphy, PhD
Carolina Trenado-Yuste, PhD
"Screening migratory modes and drug delivery schedules in 3D spheroids of triple-negative breast cancer cells" with Celeste M. Nelson, PhD, and Ned S. Wingreen, PhD
Juner Zhang, PhD
"The role of histone H2A.Z monoaminylation in transcription regulation" with Tom W. Muir, PhD

Princeton University / Washington University

Cong Ma, PhD
"Modeling spatial organization and interactions among genetic and epigenetic states across cancer types" with Benjamin Raphael, PhD (Princeton University), and Li Ding, PhD (Washington University)

Columbia University

Mingjian Du, PhD
"The gut-brain axis mediating overnutrition" with Charles S. Zuker, PhD
James Swann, VetMB, DPhil
"Emergency myelopoiesis pathways as common drivers of clonal dominance and disease progression in acute myeloid leukemia" with Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD
Aaron D. Viny, MD
"Epigenetic coupling of DNA methylation and chromatin structure on leukemic transformation and therapeutic response" with Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD, and Joseph G. Jurcic, MD
Dian Yang, PhD
“Molecular recording of tumor evolution in response to macrophage modulations”

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Andrew L. Ji, MD
"Dissecting spatial crosstalk in squamous cell carcinoma arising in organ transplant recipients" with Miriam Merad, MD, PhD
Daniel J. Puleston, PhD
"A new platform to study cancer biology and therapy in humans"
Elvin Wagenblast, PhD
"Untangling the evolutionary dependency of childhood leukemia"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Antonio Cuevas-Navarro, PhD
"Elucidating mechanisms that reverse the detrimental effect of RAS mutations in cancer" with Piro Lito, MD, PhD
Tamar Kavlashvili, PhD
"Developing Tools to Mechanistically Investigate the mtDNA 'Common Deletion'" with Agnel Sfeir, PhD
Santosha A. Vardhana, MD, PhD
"Overcoming metabolic suppression of anti-tumor immunity in gastric cancer" with Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Pu Zhang, PhD
"Understanding the role of R-loops in cancer at the single cell level" with Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center / Stony Brook University

Sukrit Singh, PhD
"Physics-driven prediction of drug-resistant clinical mutations to improve precision oncology" with John D. Chodera, PhD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), and Markus A. Seeliger, PhD (Stony Brook University)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

Rico C. Ardy, PhD
"An atlas of fibroblast cell states in health and disease through functional genomics" with Thomas Norman, PhD
Zeda Zhang, PhD
"Decode the senescent cell surface in vivo and develop cell therapies for senescence-related diseases" with Scott W. Lowe, PhD

New York Genome Center

Isabella N. Grabski, PhD
"A probabilistic framework for deconvolving causal mechanisms of cancer therapeutics with genetic perturbation screens" with David A. Knowles, PhD, and Rahul Satija, PhD

New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Nicholas M. Adams, PhD
"Elucidating how pDC genome organization regulates IFN production in cancer" with Boris Reizis, PhD

The Rockefeller University

Nicole M. Cruz, MD
"Understanding the role of KMT2D in MLL-AF9 acute myeloid leukemia" with Robert G. Roeder, PhD
Catherine A. Freije, PhD
"Investigating the role of fitness and host pressure in shaping hepatitis B diversity" with Charles M. Rice, PhD
Anita Gola, PhD
"A spatially patterned stem cell and immune cell barrier at the skin surface" with Elaine V. Fuchs, PhD
Mira A. Patel, MD
"Molecular mechanisms of human APOE-mediated myeloid cell modulation in cancer" with Sohail F. Tavazoie, MD, PhD

Duke University School of Medicine

Elizabeth R. Hughes, PhD
"Mechanisms of microbial modulation of cancer immunotherapy" with Raphael H. Valdivia, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew A. Bridges, PhD
"Bacterial cell fates: The role of quorum sensing in biofilm patterning"

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 M. Brodeur, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Alexander C. Huang, MD
"Shared antigen and neoantigen-specific T cells in checkpoint blockade efficacy and toxicity" with Gerald P. Linette, MD, PhD
Nicholas P. Lesner, PhD
"Hepatic urea cycle function in NASH-induced HCC progression" with M. Celeste Simon, PhD
(Kathy) Fange Liu, PhD
"Y chromosome proteins in sex bias of cancers in non-reproductive organs"
Rebecca S. Moore, PhD
"Investigation of the role of peripheral secreted molecules on sleep and circadian rhythms" with Amita Sehgal, PhD
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" with Boris Striepen, PhD
Sydney M. Shaffer, MD, PhD
"Spatially resolved cellular competition in oncogenesis"
Catherine Triandafillou, PhD
"Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of heterogeneous drug resistance in cancer" with Arjun Raj, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Dennis J. Hsu, MD
"Metabolic determinants of codon usage bias in colorectal cancer" with Jeremy N. Rich, MD
Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD
"Evaluating and targeting pathways of treatment resistance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma" with Heath D. Skinner, MD, PhD, and Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Benjamin A. Nacev, MD, PhD
"Understanding and targeting chromatin reorganization in ATRX deficient sarcomas" with Jeremy N. Rich, MD

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Abigail Overacre-Delgoffe, PhD
"Harnessing the immune response to cancer through the microbiota"

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Anand G. Patel, MD, PhD
"Targeting the developmental architecture of rhabdomyosarcoma" with Michael A. Dyer, PhD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Pavan Bachireddy, MD
"Immune evasive circuits that define MRD progression in myelodysplastic syndrome" with Jeffrey J. Molldrem, MD
Xiuning Le, MD, PhD
"Structure- and lineage-based classification and targeting of resistance in EGFR-mutant NSCLC" with John V. Heymach, MD, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Sangeetha M. Reddy, MD
"Multi-modality approach to enhancing antigen presentation in breast cancers" with Zhijian (James) Chen, PhD, and Hans Hammers, MD, PhD

University of Utah

Tyler Starr, PhD
"Protein evolution at the host-virus interface"

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Alex M. Jaeger, PhD
"Engineering approaches to exploit MHC-II antigen presentation in cancer"

University of Georgia

Courtney Ellison, PhD
"The regulation and function of type IV pili in Acinetobacter biofilm formation"

Washington University

Nathan Singh, MD
"Tailored cellular engineering to overcome costimulation-driven CAR T cell dysfunction" with John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine

Kelly L. Bolton, MD, PhD
"The use of ivosidenib in IDH1-mutated clonal cytopenia of undetermined significance" with Matthew J. Walter, MD, and Eytan M. Stein, MD

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Esteban A. Orellana Vinueza, PhD
"tRNA dysregulation and cancer"