October 2011: Award & PhD Recipients

Lewis Cantley is presented with the Katharine Berkan Judd Award Lectureship by Craig Thompson. Lewis Cantley is presented with the Katharine Berkan Judd Award Lectureship by Craig Thompson.

Frank Lappin Horsfall, Jr. Fellowship

Jr-Shiuan Yang
Faculty Mentor: Eric C. Lai, PhD

Dorris J. Hutchison Fellowship

Poulami Samai
Faculty Mentor: Stewart Shuman, MD, PhD

Louise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator Awards

Boyer Basic Research Award
Johanna A. Joyce, PhD
Associate Member
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Boyer Clinical Research Award
Ross L. Levine, MD
Assistant Member
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Research Awards

Liisa Kauppi, PhD
Faculty Mentor: Scott N. Keeney, PhD

Shaun K. Olsen, PhD
Faculty Mentor: Christopher D. Lima, PhD

Poulikos I. Poulikakos, PhD
Faculty Mentor: Neal Rosen, MD, PhD

C. Chester Stock Award Lectureship

Lloyd J. Old, MD
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Willet F. Whitmore Award for Clinical Excellence

David G. Pfister, MD
Chief, Head and Neck Oncology Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Katharine Berkan Judd Award Lectureship

Lewis C. Cantley, PhD
Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School

Memorial Sloan Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD
President
The Rockefeller University

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

Renato A. Bauer
Strategies for the Synthesis of Scaffolds Found in Natural Products
Faculty Mentor: Derek S. Tan, PhD

Alice Hawley Berger
Role of DOK Proteins in Lung Tumor Suppression and Opposition of Oncogenic EGFR and KRAS
Faculty Mentor: Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD

George Boutsalis
Oncogenic Potential of ERG and TMPRSS2: ERG Variants in Prostate Cancer
Faculty Mentor: Luca Cartegni, PhD

Deming Chau
Biochemical and Pharmacological Study of Gamma-Secretase in Alzheimer’s Disease and Cancer
Faculty Mentor: Yueming Li, PhD

Juliann Chmielecki
Identification and Functional Characterization of Aberrant Tyrosine Kinases in Cancer
Faculty Mentor: William Pao, MD, PhD

Freddy E. Escorcia*
Alpha-particle Radioimmunotherapy of Tumor Vasculature, Vascular Remodeling, and Chemotherapy
Faculty Mentor: David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD

Jie Fan
Structural Basis for the ssDNA Binding Mechanisms of Replication Protein A
Faculty Mentor: Nikola P. Pavletich, PhD

Elena Fomchenko
Understanding the Cellular Complexity of Gliomas
Faculty Mentor: Eric C. Holland, MD, PhD

Yosif Ganat
BAC Transgenic Embryonic Stem Cells Provide Therapy and Insights into Parkinson’s Disease
Faculty Mentor: Lorenz P. Studer, MD

Vasilena Gocheva
Exploring the Roles of Cysteine Cathepsins in the Tumor Microenvironment
Faculty Mentor: Johanna A. Joyce, PhD

Joshua Wayne Hagen*
Regulatory Potential and Development Function of Drosophila Melanogaster MicroRNA - 315
Faculty Mentor: Eric C. Lai, PhD

Ruchi Jain
Biochemical Insights into RNA Processing Enzymes and a Bacterial Triphosphate Tunnel Metalloenzyme
Faculty Mentor: Stewart Shuman, MD, PhD

Mary Elizabeth Madabhushi
Bmp2 in the Visceral Endoderm Directs Anterior Morphogenesis during Mouse Gastrulation
Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth H. Lacy, PhD

Lori Anne Mainwaring
The Role of Mitogenic Sonic Hedgehog and Insulin-like Growth Factor Signaling in the Developing Cerebellum
Faculty Mentor: Anna M. Kenney, PhD

Kamalika Moulick
Understanding the Biological Relevance of Chaperone Modulation in Transformed Systems
Faculty Mentor: Gabriela Chiosis, PhD

Urszula Nowak
The Splicing Regulator PTBP2 Is a Novel AID Interactor That Promotes Binding of AID to Switch Region DNA
Faculty Mentor: Jayanta Chaudhuri, PhD

Polloneal Ocbina
Intraflagellar Transport, Cilia, and Developmental Signaling Alternate
Faculty Mentor: Kathryn V. Anderson, PhD

Juan-Manuel Schvartzman
Mad2 Upregulation Mediates the Chromosome Instability Imparted by Rb Pathway Inhibition
Faculty Mentor: Robert Benezra, PhD

Jonathan Henry Seideman
Mechanisms of Apoptosis, Cellular Resistance, and Pharmacologic Protection in Alpha Particle Radioimmunotherapy
Faculty Mentor: David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD

Tanaya Shree*
Tumor-Associated Macrophages and Cathepsin Proteases in the Microenvironmental Modulation of Chemotherapeutic Outcome
Faculty Mentor: Johanna A. Joyce, PhD

Deniz Ozlem Simsek
The Role of DNA Ligases in Chromosomal Translocation Formation
Faculty Mentor: Maria Jasin, PhD

Nikhil Singla
Taking a Chemical Biology Approach: Semisynthesis of the Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinase for Structural and Mechanistic Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dimitar B. Nikolov, PhD

Carlos Hipolito Villa*
Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Cancer Immunotherapy
Faculty Mentor: David A. Scheinberg, MD, PhD

Guocan Wang
The Role of LRF/POKEMON in Cancer Pathogenesis and Development
Faculty Mentor: Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD

Yihu Xie
Sructural and Functional Studies of PIKK Regulation
Faculty Mentor: Nikola P. Pavletich, PhD

Xuehong Yu
Molecular Mechanism of Angiopoietin-1-Mediated Signaling
Faculty Mentor: Dimitar B. Nikolov, PhD

* MD/PhD