First-Year Fellows

Pediatric fellows

Nitya Gulati, MBBS

Hiroto Kiguchi, MD

Violetta Kivovich, MD, PhD

Prachi Kothari, DO

Eileen Nicoletti, MD

Sameer Sait, MBBS

Sonia Singh, MD

Second-Year Fellows

First-Year Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellows

Melissa Mathias, MD
PI: David Scheinberg, MD, PhD
Research Project: modeling foxp3 expression in xenograft tumor and characterizing foxp3 peptide tcr mimic antibodies
Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation Endowed Fellow (2016-2017)

Miho Nakajima, MD
PI: David Lyden, MD, PhD

Katharine Offer, MD
PI: David Lyden, MD, PhD
Research Project: Role of Exosomes in 
Neuroblastoma Metastasis

Ugochi Ogu, MD
PI: Katherine Hajjar, MD
Research Project: Effect of annexin A2 on VWF secretion.

Michael Ortiz, MD
PI: Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
Research Project: Rational targeting of therapy resistance in refractory embryonal sarcomas

Katharine Rae, MD
PI: Viviane Tabar, MD
Research Project: Murine model of chemotherapy induced neurocognitive damage

Sara Zarnegar, MD
PI: Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD
Research Project: Transforming human hematopoietic cells as a model for acute leukemia

Third-Year Fellows

Ratna Behal, MD
PI: Praveen Raju, MD, PhD
Research Project: Role of p53 mutations in sonic-hedgehog driven medulloblastoma.

Angelica Garzon, MD
PI: Beau Mitchell, MD
Research Project: megakaryocytopoiesis and thrombopoiesis: understanding the differences between the stages of differentiation and platelet formation.

Anupa Kudva, MD
PI: Katharine Hsu, MD, PhD
Research Project: Genotyping KIRs in Neuroblastoma.

Manjusha Namuduri, MBBS
PI: Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD
Research Project: Development of CAR T cells for 8H9 positive tumors.

Javier Otero, MD, PhD
PI: Filippo Giancotti, MD, PhD
Research Project: Study of niche signals that promote tissue homeostasis of the normal prostate and how they are adapt during tumor initiation and progression, with special focus in how they are instrumental to the establishment of tumor heterogeneity.

Kavitha Ramaswamy, MD
PI: Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
Research Project: Peptidomimetic blockade of oncogenic MYB in acute myeloid leukemia.

Maya Suzuki, MD
PI: Nai-Kong Cheung, MD, PhD
Research Project: Developing anti-L1CAM bispecific antibody.

Special Fellows

Estibaliz Lopez, MD (former Chief Fellow)
PI: Alexandra Joyner, PhD
Research Project: Using Mouse Models to Identify Cell of Origin and factors that influence progression of Hedgehog induced muscle tumors.

Steven Quatela, MD, PhD
PI: Neal Rosen, MD, PhD

Zeena Salman, MBBS
PI: Monica Guzman, PhD
Research Project: Investigating a novel multi-kinase inhibitor in acute myeloid leukemia.