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

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

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

Stanford University

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
Daniel J. Delitto, MD, PhD
"Pathogen sensing in fibroblasts restrains antitumor immunity in pancreatic cancer" with Michael T. Longaker, MD, DSc
Christina L. Hueschen, PhD
"Molecular basis and regulation of apicomplexan parasite motility" with Alex Dunn, PhD
Seungsoo Kim, PhD
"Transcription factor cooperation shaping TWIST1 multifunctionality across craniofacial development and cancer metastasis" with Joanna K. Wysocka, PhD
Conor J. McClune, PhD
"Resolving plant biosynthesis of therapeutic compounds by systematic perturbation, measurement, and metabolic phenotyping at single-cell scale" with Elizabeth S. Sattely, PhD, and Polly M. Fordyce, PhD
Colleen N. McLaughlin, PhD
"Cell surface mechanisms of neural circuit assembly" with Liqun Luo, 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
Peng Wu, MD, PhD
"Understanding and modulating aberrant differentiation in hepatoblastoma"  with Roeland Nusse, 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
Shuo Han, PhD
"Spatiotemporally precise manipulation of Hedgehog signaling for tissue regeneration and repair" with Philip A. Beachy, PhD
Anusha Kalbasi, MD
"IL13Ra2 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells for metastatic melanoma" with Crystal L. Mackall, MD
Christopher P. Lapointe, PhD
“Fundamental mechanisms that underlie human translation initiation and its dysregulation in cancer”
Ali Lashkaripour, PhD
"High-throughput biomimetic screening of T cell activation in large sequence landscapes" with Polly M. Fordyce, 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

Hokyung K. Chung, PhD
"Next generation adoptive cell therapy: SMARTER T cells for enhanced and durable anti-tumor immunity" with Susan M. Kaech, PhD
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, Berkeley

Ben F. Brian, PhD
"Mechanisms and consequences of microbiota-directed immune responses" with Gregory M. Barton, PhD
Timothy J. Eisen, PhD
"Mechanistic dissection of Tec kinases in immune-cell signaling" with Jay Groves, PhD and John Kuriyan, PhD
Katy Ong, PhD
"Long-range tumor-host signaling mechanisms driving paraneoplastic syndromes" with David Bilder, 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

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 Francisco

Collin M. Blakely, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms of incomplete response and primary resistance to the 3rd generation EGFR inhibitor osimertinib in lung cancer" with Trever G. Bivona, MD, PhD
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
Zulekha A. Qadeer, PhD
"Targeting TGFb pathway dependencies in Group 3 Medulloblastoma"  with William A. Weiss, MD, PhD
Catherine C. Smith, MD
"RNA Polymerase II as therapeutic target in AML with RAS activation" with Neil P. Shah, MD, PhD, and Kevin M. Shannon, MD
Erron W. Titus, MD, PhD
"Engineered cellular fusogens for novel immune effector functions" with Matthew F. Krummel, PhD
Kouki Touhara, PhD
"Investigating chemical signaling between gut enteroendocrine cells and intrinsic primary afferent neurons" with David J. Julius, 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
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
Elizabeth J. Culp, PhD
"Mechanisms and consequences of microbial transformation of dietary xenobiotics in cancer risk" with Andrew L. Goodman, PhD
Allison L. Didychuk, PhD
“Understanding the mechanism of genome packaging in oncogenic herpesviruses"

Yale University / Michigan State University

Jung-Shen 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

Xiaoyu Zhang, PhD
“Discovery of chemical probes that support targeted protein degradation in human cancer”

Johns Hopkins University

Jamie B. Spangler, PhD
"Engineered multispecific down-regulating antibodies to advance cancer immunotherapy"

National Institutes of Health

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

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Marco A. Catipovic, PhD
"In vitro reconstitution of ribosome collision dependent signaling” with Rachel Green, 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
Cayla E. Jewett, PhD
"Mechanisms of centriole number control in multiciliated cells" with Andrew J. Holland, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD
"Tools to target novel cell surface ligands in cancer"
Esteban A. Orellana Vinueza, PhD
"Role of METTL1-WDR4 tRNA methyltransferase complex in cancer" with Richard I. Gregory, 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

Kunitoshi Chiba, PhD
"Elucidating tissue specificity of cancer" with Stephen Elledge, PhD
Xiphias Ge Zhu, PhD
"Charting the tumor antigen landscape of breast cancer" with Stephen J. Elledge, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Elisa A. Aquilanti, MD
"Targeting telomerase in glioblastoma" with Matthew L. Meyerson, MD, PhD
Wallace A. Bourgeois, MD
"Targeting JMJD1C and IKZF1 as therapeutic opportunities in KMT2A-rearranged leukemia" with Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD
(Peter) Geon Kim, MD
"Elucidating the mechanisms of inflammation in clonal hematopoiesis" with Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD
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
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
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

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 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
"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
Natasha M. O'Brown, PhD
"Molecular and cellular regulators of blood-brain barrier function"
James Osei-Owusu, PhD
"Structure and inhibition of the relaxin receptor RXFP1" with Andrew C. Kruse, 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
Deepshika Ramanan, PhD
"Identifying functions of regulatory T cell subsets in intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer"
Benjamin M. Stinson, PhD
"Mechanism of DNA processing during non-homologous end joining"

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 requirements for lung infection by opportunistic pathogens" with Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD

Harvard University

Rongxin Fang, PhD
"Genome-scale imaging of enhancer-promoter interactions in cancer at single cell resolution" with Xiaowei Zhuang, PhD
Grace E. Kenney, PhD
"New enzymatic routes towards nitrogen-nitrogen bond formation in diverse 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"
Kara L. McKinley, PhD
"Physiology and pathology of the uterus"

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

Michael E. Birnbaum, PhD
"Decoding and reprogramming tumor-infiltrating T cells by pMHC-targeted lentiviruses"
Fangtao Chi, PhD
"Understanding how ketone body metabolites influence intestinal stemness, immune responses and tumorigenesis" with Ömer H. Yilmaz, MD, PhD
J. Scott P. McCain, PhD
"Circadian clocks in non-photosynthetic bacteria: mechanisms and impacts" with Gene-Wei Li, PhD
Jon McGinn, PhD
"Dissecting the genetic networks underlying host subversion during Rickettsia infection" with Rebecca Lamason, 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

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Henry R. Kilgore, PhD
"Subcellular pharmacokinetics" with Richard A. Young, PhD
Jingchuan Luo, PhD
"Deciphering roles of nuclear-mitochondrial communication in cellular homeostasis" with Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD
Ryan Y. Muller, PhD
"Excised stable introns of Epstein-Barr virus: functions and mechanisms" with David P. Bartel, PhD
Dian Yang, PhD
“Molecular recording of tumor evolution in response to macrophage modulations”

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

Princeton University

Nir Hananya, PhD
"The roles of histone ADP-ribosylation in DNA damage response" with Tom W. Muir, PhD
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
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

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

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Elvin Wagenblast, PhD
"Untangling the evolutionary dependency of childhood leukemia"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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" with Dana Pe’er, PhD, and Elaine V. Fuchs, PhD
Andrew J. Dunbar, MD
"Interrogating functional contribution of JAK2V617F in the maintenance of myeloproliferative neoplasms" with Ross L. Levine, MD
Kaixian Liu, PhD
"The studies of double-strand break proteins in germline genome transmission" with Scott N. Keeney, PhD, and Shixin Liu, PhD
Elli Papaemmanuil, PhD
"Leveraging multi-modal genome profiling approaches to study disease initiation, progression, and response to therapy in TP53 mutated myeloid neoplasms"
José Reyes, PhD
"Dynamics and consequences of complex karyotype evolution in p53 driven acute myeloid leukemia" with Scott W. Lowe, PhD, and Dana Pe'er, PhD
Santosha A. Vardhana, MD, PhD
"Investigating and targeting T cell exhaustion in solid tumors"

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 University Grossman School of Medicine

Nicholas M. Adams, PhD
"Elucidating how pDC genome organization regulates IFN production in cancer" with Boris Reizis, PhD
Robert S. Banh, PhD
“Codon- and nutrient-specific regulation of mRNA translation in pancreatic cancer”

New York University Langone Health

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

New York University School of Medicine

Sophia C. Tintori, PhD
"Mechanisms of radiation tolerance in Caenorhabditis from Chernobyl" with Matthew V. Rockman, PhD

NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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

The Rockefeller University

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
Gokhan Unlu, PhD
"Targeting cancer nutrient limitations using dietary interventions" with Kivanç Birsoy, PhD
Ekaterina V. Vinogradova, PhD
"Investigating and targeting T cell exhaustion in solid tumors"

Duke University

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

Duke University School of Medicine

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

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 Laura M. Heiser, 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
Chengcheng Jin, PhD
"Investigating neuro-immune interaction in lung cancer"
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
Catherine Triandafillou, PhD
"Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of heterogeneous drug resistance in cancer" with Arjun Raj, PhD
Max M. Wattenberg, MD
"Epigenetic reprogramming of dendritic cells for cancer immunotherapy" with Gregory L. Beatty, MD, PhD, and Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Dennis J. Hsu, MD
"Metabolic determinants of codon usage bias in colorectal cancer" with Jeremy N. Rich, MD, and Lin Zhang, PhD

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Abigail Overacre-Delgoffe, PhD
"Microbiome control of the tumor microenvironment: harnessing immunosuppression and exhaustion"

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

Xiuning Le, MD, PhD
"Structure- and lineage-based classification and targeting of resistance in EGFR-mutant NSCLC" with John V. Heymach, MD, PhD
Natalie Vokes, MD
"Dissecting tumor intrinsic and immune drivers of resistance to therapy in non-small cell lung cancer" with John V. Heymach, MD, 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
David G. McFadden, MD, PhD
"Identifying metabolic vulnerabilities in Hürthle cell carcinoma" with Steven L. McKnight, PhD, and Ralph J. DeBerardinis, MD, PhD
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"
Lexy von Diezmann, PhD
"State changes of a liquid-like compartment monitor crossover recombination" with Ofer Rog, PhD, and Erik M. Jorgensen, PhD

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 enasidenib in IDH2-mutated clonal cytopenia of undetermined significance" with Matthew J. Walter, MD, and Eytan M. Stein, 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