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

Ariana Peck, PhD
"Expanding the reach of structure determination with nanocrystal tomography" with Grant J. Jensen, PhD

City of Hope

L. Elizabeth Budde, MD, PhD
"Targeting CD123 using chimeric antigen receptor T cells for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia" with Stephen J. Forman, MD, FACP
Mingye Feng, PhD
"Macrophage-mediated immunosurveillance in metastasis"

Stanford University

Ami S. Bhatt, MD, PhD
"Applying microbiome-based therapeutics in cancer patients" with Linda Boxer, MD, PhD, and Michael Snyder, PhD
Christopher J. Cambier, PhD
"In vivo characterization of mycobacterial cording" with Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD
Jennifer L. Caswell-Jin, MD
"Breast cancer evolution and resistance in response to HER2-targeted therapy" with Christina N. Curtis, PhD, and Allison W. Kurian, MD
Scott J. Dixon, PhD
"Exploring the role of reductive stress in promoting cancer cell death"
Kelsie A. Eichel, PhD
Mechanisms of polarized membrane protein trafficking with Kang Shen, PhD
Ryan A. Flynn, MD, PhD
"The interplay between cellular metabolism and RNA homeostasis in disease" with Carolyn R. Bertozzi, 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
David M. Kurtz, MD, PhD
"Response prediction and personalized therapy from mathematical modeling of circulating tumor DNA in non-Hodgkin lymphoma" with Arash A. Alizadeh, MD, PhD
Kathrin Leppek, PhD
"Mechanistic characterization of 5’UTR RNA elements that confer translational specificity to shape vertebrate embryonic development" with Maria Barna, PhD
Chuan Li, PhD
Quantifying epistasis among tumor suppressor genes and revealing the underlying expression profiles at the single-cell level with Dmitri Petrov, PhD
Fangfei Qu, PhD
"Decoding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the growth of brain metastases" with Julien Sage, 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
Albert G. Tsai, MD, PhD
"Diagnosis of hematologic malignancies from paucicellular aspirate material using highly multiplexed single cell analysis" with Sean Bendall, PhD
Jing Lin Xie, PhD
"Remembering the past: epigenetic mechanisms of cancer drug resistance" with Daniel F. Jarosz, PhD
Leeat Yankielowicz-Keren, PhD
"Studying the tumor immune microenvironment in breast cancer using a novel multiplexed imaging platform" with Michael R. Angelo, MD, PhD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Christopher P. Lapointe, PhD
"Regulatory roles of the 3' untranslated region in human translation" with Joseph Puglisi, PhD

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Corina E. Antal, PhD
"Stromal reprogramming as a therapeutic approach in pancreatic cancer" with Ronald M. Evans, 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
Xiaoyu Zhang, PhD
Discovery of chemical probes that support targeted protein degradation in human cancer with Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD

University of California San Francisco

Adam J. Stevens, PhD
"Synthetic adhesion molecules: redirecting cell infiltration and organization" with Wendell A. Lim, PhD

University of California, Berkeley

Gina V. Caldas, PhD
"Analysis of CSR- function in C. elegans embryonic cell division" with Abby F. Dernburg, 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, MMBS, PhD
Andrew C. Murley, PhD
"Cell non-autonomous communication of ER stress resistance" with Andrew G. Dillin, PhD
Roberto Zoncu, PhD
"Identifying and disabling organelle circuits that fuel cancer cell metabolism"

University of California, Los Angeles

Christina M. Termini, PhD
"Proteoglycan remodeling of the bone marrow niche regulates hematopoietic stem cell regeneration" with John P. Chute, MD

University of California, San Diego

Richard W. Baker, PhD
"Understanding the mechanism of SWI/SNF-mediated chromatin remodeling and its misregulation in cancer" with Andres E. Leschziner, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Özlem Aksoy, PhD
"Understanding the role of translational control in humanized mouse models for medulloblastoma" with Davide Ruggero, PhD
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
Vladislav Belyy, PhD
"Mapping the unfolded protein response signaling network with optogenetic actuators" with Peter Walter, PhD
Julia C. Carnevale, MD
"Developing new therapeutic approaches for pancreatic cancer with homologous recombination repair defects" with Alan Ashworth, PhD
Kyle G. Daniels, PhD
"Controlling T cell signaling and fate choice using synthetic receptors" with Wendell Lim, PhD
Jeffrey A. Hussmann, PhD
"Genome-wide measurement of ribosome spacing on individual transcripts" with Carol Gross, PhD
Brian J. Laidlaw, PhD
"Role of EBI2 in the regulation of lymphocyte migration during viral infection and cancer" with Jason Cyster, PhD
Kara L. McKinley, PhD
"Mechanisms and functions of cellular rearrangements in epithelia" with Ronald D. Vale, PhD
Lyndsay M. Murrow, PhD
"Fate specification of mammary stem cells by cell self-sorting" with Zev J. Gartner, PhD
Trang Nguyen, PhD
Bypassing the unresponsiveness of T cell anergy and exhaustion with Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD
Thomas M. Norman, PhD
"Identifying the stochastic determinants of drug resistance"
Rushika M. Perera, PhD
"Mechanisms of cellular transformation at the single organelle level"
Jessica Sheu-Gruttadauria, PhD
"Probing the dynamic organizational network of membraneless organelles through systems-level analysis and imaging" with Ronald D. Vale, PhD
Sukrit Silas, PhD
"Discovery and characterization of virally-encoded translation factors" with Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD, and Carol A. Gross, PhD
Digvijay Singh, PhD
"Cryo-electron tomography of phase-separated transcription factories in situ" with Elizabeth Villa, PhD
Catherine C. Smith, MD
"Defining structure, function and therapeutic impact of oncogenic FLT3 mutations" with Neil P. Shah, MD, 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
Dian Yang, PhD
Dissecting intratumoral heterogeneity and hierarchy at single cell resolution with Jonathan S. Weissman, PhD, and Trever G. Bivona, MD, 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
"Engineering 'Glue' domains to enable cryo-EM study of small cancer protein structures" with James A. Wells, PhD

Yale University

Esen Sefik, PhD
"The effect of microbes, diet on the intestinal immune system in the context of obesity and cancer" with Richard A. Flavell, PhD
Seyed Fakhreddin Torabi, PhD
"Evolution of triplex-forming RNAs from random sequences: a search for additional MALAT1-like triplex motifs" with Joan Steitz, PhD

Northwestern University

Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD
"Identification of the genetic basis of altered T cell receptor signaling in cutaneous T cell lymphoma" with Stephen D. Miller, PhD, and John D. Crispino, PhD

The University of Chicago

Michael W. Drazer, MD
"Defining leukomogenic mechanisms in hereditary hematologic malignancies" with Lucy A. Godley, MD, PhD
Sigrid Nachtergaele, PhD
"The dynamic N1-methyladenosine methylome in eukaryotic mRNA"

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, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Vu Quang Nguyen, PhD
"Role of chromatin organization in dynamics of transcription initiation" with Carl Wu, PhD

National Institutes of Health

Danfeng Cai, PhD
"Protein crowding and protein folding landscapes as predictors of healthy and diseased cell states" with Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
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
"Elucidating the role of the exon junction complex in regulating translation of spliced mRNA" with Rachel Green, PhD
Michael A. Koldobskiy, MD, PhD
"DNA methylation stochasticity in pediatric pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia" with Andrew P. Feinberg, MD
Cara A. Rabik, MD, PhD
"Determination of the role of WT1 in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis" with Patrick A. Brown, MD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Challice L. Bonifant, MD, PhD
"Dual-antigen targeting by ENG-T cells as improved anti-AML therapy" with Donald Small, MD, PhD
Xintong Dong, PhD
"Investigating ligand-receptor interactions between defensins and mrgprs in cutaneous inflammation and wound healing" with Xinzhong Dong, PhD
Evan J. Worden, PhD
"The mechanistic basis of crosstalk between histone H2B ubiquitylation and H3K79 methylation" with Cynthia Wolberger, PhD
Boris Zinshteyn, PhD
"Mechanisms of splicing-independent nonsense-mediated mRNA decay" with Rachel Green, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

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
Yuxiang Zhang, 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

Emma Watson, PhD
"Metabolic stress response: Exploring transcript-level regulation of metabolic feedback" with Stephen Elledge, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Pavan Bachireddy, MD
"Coevolution of tumor and T cell heterogeneity following immunotherapy" with Catherine J. Wu, MD
Giada Bianchi, MD
"Molecular mechanisms of ROBO1 in multiple myeloma pathogenesis" with Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
Phillip A. Dumesic, MD, PhD
"Identification of muscle-secreted factors responsible for local and systemic effects of exercise" with Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD
Adam D. Durbin, MD, PhD
Interrogation of neuroblastoma dependencies and non-coding RNAs on the core-regulatory circuitry for therapeutic inhibition with A. Thomas Look, MD
Eric S. Fischer, PhD
"Novel mechanisms for small molecule induced targeted degradation of RRM family proteins"
Christopher J. Gibson, MD
"Elucidating the connection between clonal hematopoiesis and lymphoma in humans" 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
Loretta S. Li, MD
"Mechanisms of disease and resistance in CRLF2-rearranged B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia" with David M. Weinstock, MD
Joseph D. Mancias, MD, PhD
“Identifying the pancreatic tumor MHC-I ligandome in response to ionizing radiation for combination radiation-immunotherapy”
Sarah Naomi Olsen, PhD
Targeted degradation of the MLL-AF9 fusion oncoprotein in acute myeloid leukemia with Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD
Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD
"Noninvasive genotyping of plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as a tool for guiding personalized lung cancer care" with Pasi A. Janne, MD, PhD
Harshabad Singh, MBBS
"Cellular origins of Barrett’s esophagus and its role in development of adenocarcinoma" with Ramesh A. Shivdasani, MD, PhD
Neil T. Umbreit, PhD
"Elucidating the mechanism of chromosome bridge resolution" with David S. Pellman, MD
Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD
"Dissecting response to conventional and emerging DNA damage and repair therapies" with Geoffrey I. Shapiro, MD, PhD
Eric Wang, PhD
"Enhancing anti-tumor immunity via pharmacological inhibition of kinases" with Nathanael Gray, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Justin A. Bosch, PhD
"Characterizing novel molecules and mechanisms that mediate cell-cell communication" with Norbert Perrimon, PhD
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
Yuan Gao, PhD
"Mechanism of protein import into peroxisomes" with Tom A. Rapoport, PhD
Ivana Gasic, Dr.Sc.
"Molecular elucidation of the interphase microtubule integrity response (MIR)" with Timothy Mitchison, PhD
Zhejian Ji, PhD
"Function of the Cdc48 ATPase in protein degradation" with Tom A. Rapoport, PhD
Lucy Liu, PhD
"The fat-brain axis: identifying the roles of adipokine signaling in nervous system function" with Norbert Perrimon, 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 Chenghua Gu, 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
Justin L. Sparks, PhD
"Replicative helicase bypass of bulky DNA adducts?" with Johannes C. Walter, PhD
Benjamin M. Stinson, PhD
"Mechanism of DNA processing during non-homologous end joining" with Johannes C. Walter, PhD, and Joseph L. Loparo, PhD
Jonathan G. Van Vranken
"Systematic identification of metabolite-protein interactions in human cells" with Steven Gygi
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

Jeeyun Chung, PhD
"Unraveling the cellular mechanism of lipid droplet biogenesis" with Tobias C. Walther, PhD

Harvard University

Philip B. Abitua, PhD
"Developmental mechanisms of killifish cell dispersion and aggregation" with Alexander Schier, PhD
Monica E. McCallum, PhD
"Understanding alanosine biosynthesis to discover new cancer chemotherapeutics" with Emily P. Balskus, PhD
Christopher Wilson, PhD
Development of a programmable writer and eraser of m6A RNA methylation with David R. Liu, PhD

Koch Institute for Biomedical Research

Alexander Jaeger, PhD
"Surveying the chromatin architecture shaped by HSF1 in cancer" with Tyler E. Jacks, PhD
Evan C. Lien, PhD
"Impact of diet on tumor metabolism and progression" with Matthew G. Vander Heiden, MD, PhD

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Mark G. Shrime, MD, MPH, PhD
"Cash transfers for cancer surgery in West Africa: their health and economic consequences" with John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA

Massachusetts General Hospital

Liron Bar-Peled, PhD
"Identification of cysteine liabilities in NRF2-driven 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”
Iva Tchasovnikarova, PhD
"Deciphering the role of chromatin remodeling in epigenetic repression by the HUSH complex" with Robert Kingston, PhD
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

Lindsay M. LaFave, PhD
"Investigating epigenetic mechanisms of transformation in SWI/SNF-mutant non-small cell lung cancer" with Tyler Jacks, PhD
Jose M. Ordovas-Montanes, PhD
"Single-cell genomic approaches for tracing the contribution of inflammation to human colon cancer" with Alex Shalek, PhD
Sharanya Sivanand, PhD
"Understanding metabolic heterogeneity in primary and metastatic tumors" with Matthew G. Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
Peter M. K. Westcott, PhD
"Exploiting endogenous mutational processes in cancer to enhance response to immunotherapy" with Tyler Jacks, 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 Costa, PhD
"Exploring the cell adhesion landscape through host-pathogen interactions" with Sebastian Lourido, PhD
Nora Kory, PhD
"Identifying new components of mitochondrial one-carbon metabolism" with David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD
Daniel H. Lin, PhD
Global influence of mRNA conformation on eukaryotic translational regulation with David P. Bartel, PhD
Alexandra Nguyen, PhD
"Defining the cell type specific cell division requirements in acute myeloid leukemias" with Iain M. Cheeseman, PhD
Benjamin R. Sabari, PhD
"Biomolecular condensates in normal and diseased gene regulation" with Richard A. Young, PhD

Michigan State University

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

University of Michigan

Ryan D. Baldridge, PhD
"Investigating the mechanism of retro-translocation by ERAD"

Princeton University

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

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Srinjoy Chakraborti, PhD
Mining pHLA and T cell receptors (TCR) specificities by phage display for de novo TCR engineering and personalized cancer therapy with Jonathan R. Lai, PhD

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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

Columbia University

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"
Chao Lu, PhD
"Chromatin dysregulation as driver of oncogenesis"
Neel H. Shah, PhD
"Identifying divergent mechanisms of oncogenicity in tyrosine kinases"

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

Joshua Brody, MD
"Flt3L-primed 'in situ' vaccination for low-grade lymphoma - Phase I/II study of intratumoral injection of rhuFlt3L and poly-ICLC with low-dose radiotherapy [NCT01976585]" with Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD and Miriam Merad, MD, PhD
Amaia Lujambio, PhD
"Overcoming resistance to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Vinod P. Balachandran, MD
"Defining the evolutionary dynamics and antigen potential of neoantigens for human pancreatic cancer immunotherapy" with Steven D. Leach, MD, and Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Harihar Basnet, PhD
"Identifying determinants of latency in brain metastatic breast cancer cells" with Joan Massague, PhD
Adrienne A. Boire, MD, PhD
"Molecular determinants of leptomeningeal metastasis: a translational approach" with Joan Massagué, PhD
Robert L. Bowman, PhD
"Interrogating the subclonal architecture and functional contributions of mutation order in FLT3-ITD mutant AML"
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
Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
"Mechanism and function of regulatory signaling in acute myeloid leukemia" with Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD, and Ross L. Levine, MD
Bryan C. King, PhD
"AMPK-induced catabolism of extracellular proteins: a novel survival mechanism for nutrient-deprived cancer cells" with Craig B. Thompson, 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 the evolution of resistance to ERK signaling inhibitors at the single cell level" with Neal X. Rosen, MD, PhD, and Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
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

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
Lacy J. Barton, PhD
"Mechanisms of directed cell migration in a complex in vivo environment" with Ruth Lehmann, PhD
June-Yong Lee, PhD
"Investigation of potential roles of serum amyloid A in peripheral Th17 cell pathogenicity" with Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
Shruti Naik, PhD
"Immune-epidermal stem cell crosstalk in skin inflammation"

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
Yusong R. Guo, PhD
"Structural and mechanistic characterization of mechanosensitive Piezo channels" with Roderick MacKinnon, MD
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

Weill Cornell Medicine

Christopher E. Barbieri, MD, PhD
"Presurgical trials to target distinct subclasses of localized 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
Anthony D. Sung, MD
"Personalized prebiotics to optimize microbiota metabolism and improve transplant outcomes"

Oregon Health & Science University

Yunsik Kang, PhD
"Molecular mechanisms regulating phagocytosis of neurons" with Marc R. Freeman, 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
"Fructose 1,6 bisphosphatase nuclear localization, new function, and implication in Hepatocellular Carcinoma progression" with M. Celeste Simon, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Abigail E. Overacre-Delgoffe, PhD
"Microbiome control of the tumor microenvironment: harnessing immunosuppression and exhaustion" with Timothy W. Hand, PhD, and Olivera Finn, PhD

Vanderbilt University

Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
"Developing novel therapeutic strategies for ALK-fusion positive lung cancer" with Pierre P. Massion, MD & David P. Carbone, MD, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Lindsay B. Case, PhD
"Regulation of integrin clustering on supported lipid bilayers" with Michael Rosen, PhD
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”

University of Utah

Matthew P. Miller, PhD
"Deciphering tension-dependent stabilization of kinetochore-microtubule interactions"

Washington University

Vivek K. Arora, MD, PhD
"Defining a targetable oncogenic dyad in bladder cancer" with Lee Ratner, MD, PhD
Gavin P. Dunn, MD, PhD
"Characterizing the immunogenic landscape of glioblastoma" with John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, and Robert D. Schreiber, PhD
Stephen T. Oh, MD, PhD
"Leveraging NFkB pathway dysregulation for therapeutic benefit in myeloproliferative neoplasms" with Daniel C. Link, MD
Darryl A. Wesener, PhD
"Synthetic food particles for studying human gut microbiota function" with Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD

The Ohio State University

Christin E. Burd, PhD
"Exploiting mutational specificity to target RAS-driven melanoma"
Wayne O. Miles, PhD
"Maximizing pro-apoptotic protein levels"

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Philip A. Romero, PhD
"Digital circulating tumor cell detection using scalable molecular logic"