July 2010: Award & PhD Recipients

Frank Lappin Horsfall, Jr. Fellowship

Hao-Wei Wang
Faculty Mentor: Johanna A. Joyce, PhD

Dorris J. Hutchison Fellowship

Melinda Michelle Diver
Faculty Mentor: Stephen B. Long, PhD

Louise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator Awards

Boyer Basic Research Award
Derek K. Tan, PhD
Associate Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Boyer Clinical Research Award
Andrew B. Lassman, MD
Assistant Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Research Awards

Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, PhD
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer A. Zallen, PhD

Christina Stallings, PhD
Faculty Mentor: Michael S. Glickman, MD

C. Chester Stock Award Lectureship

Michael R. Stratton, PhD, FRS
Deputy Director, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Willet F. Whitmore Award for Clinical Excellence

Esperanza Bouza Papadopoulos, MD
Associate Attending Physician, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service
Clinical Director, Inpatient Allogeneic BMT Unit
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Katharine Berkan Judd Award Lectureship

Craig B. Thompson, MD
Director, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Memorial Sloan Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
Gary Nabel, MD, PhD

Recognition of the Doctoral Dissertation Research
Sloan Kettering Division
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Sindy Noemi Escobar Alvarez
Structure and Function of Human Mitochondrial Peptide Deformylase
Faculty Mentor: David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD

Emily Anne Bauer
Exiting the Endoplasmic Reticulum
Faculty Mentor: Jonathan D. Goldberg, PhD

Joshua Eli Bloomekatz
The Function of PTEN During Early Mouse Embryogenesis
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn V. Anderson, PhD

Paula Daniela Bos
Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Brain: Genetic Determinants and Mediators of Passage Through the Blood-Brain Barrier
Faculty Mentor: Joan Massagué, PhD

John Adam Buglino
Palmitoylation of Hedgehog Proteins by Human Hedgehog-Acyl-Transferase
Faculty Mentor: Marilyn D. Resh, PhD

Nikki A. Charles
Nitric Oxide and Notch Signaling in the Glioma Perivascular Niche
Faculty Mentor: Eric C. Holland, MD, PhD

Justin Cisar
Design and Synthesis of Inhibitors Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetase Adenylation Domains
Faculty Mentor: Derek K. Tan, PhD

Nicole Anne Draghi
The MHC Class II-Like Protein H2-O Regulates B Cell Antigen Presentation and Germinal Center Entry
Faculty Mentor: Lisa K. Denzin, PhD

Cynthia Ann Kou
Therapeutic Strategies for Targeting the Leukemic Stem Cell
Faculty Mentor: Malcolm A. S. Moore, DPhil

Gloria Soo Jin Kwon
Cell Behaviors and Molecular Mechanisms Directing Gut Endoderm Morphogenesis in the Mouse Embryo
Faculty Mentor: Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, PhD

Clare Veronica-Marie LeFave
HnRNP H Drives an Oncogenic Splicing Switch in Gliomas
Faculty Mentor: Luca Cartegni, PhD

Sydney X. Lu
Non Antigen-Specific Strategies for the Attenuation of Experimental Graft-Versus-Host-Disease by Modulation of Alloreactive Donor T Cells via Organ-Specific Disparities in Lymphocyte Function
Faculty Mentor: Marcel R. M. van den Brink, MD, PhD

Ram Madabhushi
Coordinating Terminal Cell Cycle Events in Escherichia Coli
Faculty Mentor: Kenneth J. Marians, PhD

Nathaniel Wilde Martinez*
Regulation of HIV-1 Gag and Envelope Trafficking
Faculty Mentor: Marilyn D. Resh, PhD

Judith Mesicek
Elucidating the Roles of Human Ceramide Synthase Isoforms in Ionizing Radiation-Induced Apoptosis
Faculty Mentor: Richard N. Kolesnick, MD

Virginia Anh Pedicord
Characterization and Modulation of Memory CD8+ T Cell Peripheral Tolerance
Faculty Mentor: James P. Allison, PhD

Lihui Qian
Genetic Analysis of the Roles of Giantin and Axin2 in Development of the Mouse Embryo
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn V. Anderson, PhD

Wendy Laurene See
The Role of p27 in Gliomagenesis
Faculty Mentor: Marilyn D. Resh, PhD

Branka Stancevic
Ceramide-Rich Platforms Regulate Ionizing Radiation Sensitivity in Endothelium
Faculty Mentor: Richard N. Kolesnick, MD

Yuan Tian
Negative Regulation of Gamma-Secretase Mediated Beta-Amyloid Production in Alzheimer’s Disease
Faculty Mentor: Yueming Li, PhD

Xin Zhou
Anterior-Posterior Patterning of the Mouse Embryo: The Roles of Lipoic Acid Synthetase and the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Like Orphan Receptor 2 (Ror2)
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn V. Anderson, PhD

* MD/PhD