2022 Cancer Research Grant Recipients

Brown University Xiaoqun Dong
Dr. Xiaoqun Dong
2022
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
BROWN UNIVERSITY

Armored TRUCK Runs Over Breast Cancer

Andrey Ivanov _ Emory University
Dr. Andrey Ivanov
2022
EMORY UNIVERSITY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Targeting MKK3-MYC complex to reduce racial survival disparity in breast cancer

JohnsHopkins_Marikki Laiho
Dr. Marikki Laiho
2022
PROFESSOR OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Rewiring of splicing programs in endometrial and ovarian cancers by new therapeutic agents

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center_Bakhoum
Dr. Samuel Bakhoum
2022
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER

Examining the link between chromosomal instability and epigenetic alterations in High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

Wings
Dr. Krzysztof Geras
2022
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
NYU GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Artificial Intelligence for Multi-Modal Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Penn State Gail Matters
Dr. Gail Matters
2022
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
PENN STATE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Detecting bone metastatic breast cancer by nanoparticle enhanced MRI

UCIrvine_Gina Lee
Dr. Gina Lee
2022
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Targeting estrogen-eIF4A intersection in women’s LAM tumors

University of Tennessee Health Science Center_Seagroves
Dr. Tiffany Seagroves
2022
PROFESSOR OF PATHOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

Targeting Creatine Kinase Brain Isoform (CKB) to Improve Survival from Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis

UT Southwestern Medical Center _ Diego Castrillon
Dr. Diego Castrillon
2022
PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY
UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER

Understanding the Initiation of Endometrial Cancer

Washington University_Priyanka Verma
Dr. Priyanka Verma
2022
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN ST. LOUIS

Inhibition of ALC1 ATPase activity as a new synthetic lethal strategy for BRCA-mutant cancers

2021 Cancer Research Grant Recipients

Wings
Dr. Liron Bar-Peled
2021
Assistant Professor
The General Hospital Corporation d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital

Chemical Proteomic Identification of Druggable Vulnerabilities in Ovarian Cancer

University of Indiana Elliot Androphy
Dr. Elliot Androphy
2021
KAMPEN-NORINS PROFESSOR CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Pharmacology of human papillomavirus inhibitory compounds in mice

NYU Itai Yanai
Dr. Itai Yanai
2021
Professor
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Targeting treatment-resistant ovarian cancer cell states

Dr. Sandra Orsulic
Dr. Sandra Orsulic
2021
Professor in Residence
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Implantable “Tumor Trap” for Metastatic Cancer Cells

Stanford Gerald Crabtree
Dr. Gerald Crabtree
2021
Professor
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

Hijacking the Estrogen Receptor to Activate Apoptotic Pathways in ER-Positive Breast Cancer

Tufts University_Karl Munger
Dr. Karl Munger
2021
PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL, MOLECULAR AND CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
Tufts University School of Medicine

Towards Predictive Biomarkers in Cervical Cancer: Determining Carcinogenic Activities of E6 Oncogene Variants Detected in HPV16 Infected Women

University of South Carolina Ozgar Sahin
Dr. Ozgur Sahin
2021
Associate Professor
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA College of Pharmacy

Enhancing the efficacy of antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapy in aggressive breast cancers

University of Wisconsin Beth Weaver
Dr. Beth Weaver
2021
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine & Public Health

Chromosomal instability as a marker of paclitaxel response in breast cancer

UT Southwestern Esra Akbay
Dr. Esra Akbay
2021
Assistant Professor
UT SOUTHWESTERN Medical Center

Targeting telomerase to modulate tumor immune microenvironment in endometrial cancer

Wistar Institute Altieri
Dr. Dario Altieri
2021
DIRECTOR, THE WISTAR INSTITUTE CANCER CENTER
THE WISTAR INSTITUTE

Therapeutic Targeting of ILK in Breast Cancer

2020 Cancer Research Grant Recipients

Dr. Hua Yu
2020
ASSOCIATE CHAIR AND PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY
BECKMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE CITY OF HOPE

The opposing roles of PARP and PARG inhibitors in regulating ovarian cancer immune responses.

Dr. Benjamin Neel
2020
PROFESSOR, NYU GROSSMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE/DIRECTOR, PERLMUTTER CANCER CENTER
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IRVING MEDICAL CENTER

Large-scale functional analysis of BRCA1/2 single nucleotide variants

Dr. Mark Pegram
2020
SUSY YUAN-HUEY HUNG PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Mechanisms of antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) tolerance in HER2+ breast cancer

Dr. Liza Makowski
2020
PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

PKC agonism reprograms innate immune suppression in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Dr. Karl Willert
2020
PROFESSOR, CELLULAR & MOLECULAR MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

Targeted Killing of FZD7-Positive Ovarian Tumors

Dr. Zhijie (Jason) Liu
2020
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MOLECULAR MEDICINE
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO

Targeting a non-canonical role of YAP/TEAD for breast cancer therapy

Dr. Hui Zong
2020
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, & CANCER BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Optimization of dosing regimen of PARP inhibitor for BRCA1-related breast cancer prevention.

Dr. Paul Lambert
2020
HOWARD M. TEMIN PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF ONCOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Role of the Microbiome in Cervical Cancer

Dr. Richard Wang
2020
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DERMATOLOGY
UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER

Development of a novel marker for cervical and vulvar cancers using HPV circular RNA

International Postdoctoral Scholars in Cancer Research Fellowship

Spain Ana Martin Vega
Dr. Ana Martin Vega
Spain

Focusing on cutting-edge research for lung cancer

Portugal Liliana Teixeira
Dr. Liliana Teixeira
Portugal

Focusing on biophysical techniques

Brazil Natalia Bernardes
Dr. Natalia Bernardes
Brazil

Focusing on molecules involved in DNA packaging

Germany Sebastian Diegeler
Dr. Sebastian Diegeler
Germany

Focusing on radiation, immunity cancer biology

China Shengyan Gao
Dr. Shengyan Gao
China

Focusing on colon cancer cell proliferation and metastasis

China Dr. Liu
Dr. Hong-Yi Liu
China

Research focus coming soon

Spain Dr. del Rosario Chica Parrado
Dr. Maria Del Rosario Chica Parrado
Spain

Research focus coming soon

Singapore Ms. Malini Rethnam
Ms. Malini Rethnam
COMING JANUARY 2022
Singapore

Research focus coming soon