Past Fellows

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Past Shulamit Katzman Endowed Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Karuna Ganesh
Mentor: Joan Massagué

Project: Investigating and targeting L1CAM in metastatic cancer stem cells


Ekrem Er
Mentor: Joan Massagué

Project: The role of L1CAM-driven vascular co-option in metastasis


Past GMTEC’s Metastasis Scholars Fellows

Francisco Barriga
Mentor: Scott Lowe

Dissecting the role of large genomic deletions in colorectal cancer metastasis.


Zhenghan Wang
Mentor: Joan Massagué

Project: Understanding the role of TGF- signaling in metastatic latency.


Pierre-Louis Loyher
Mentor: Frederic Geissmann

Project: Role of resident macrophages in lung metastasis development.


Alexandre Francou
Mentor: Kathryn Anderson

Project: Regulation and quantitative dynamic analysis of EMT in vivo.


Efstathios Stamatiades
Mentor: Ming Li

Project: Immunosurveillance of Early Disseminated Tumor Cells by Innate Lymphoid Cells and Innate-like T Cells.

Tzu‐Pei Chang
Mentor: Kitai Kim

Project: Inhibition of tumorigenesis and metastasis by NEPN


Jing Hu
Mentor: Joan Massagué

Project: Dissecting the roles of STING signaling pathway in cancer metastasis


Contantinos Zambirinis
Mentor: William Jarnagin

Project: Development of novel imaging and laboratory biomarkers to monitor the liver pre‐metastatic niche and guide treatment

Intissar Akalay
Mentor: Filippo Giancotti

Project: Targeting noncanonical discoidin domain receptor signaling for metastasis therapy


Wytse Bruinsma
Mentor: John Petrini

Project: The tumor suppressive barrier in response to oncogenes: MRNcomplex dependent genome rearrangements to prevent tumorigenesis and metastasis


Ashley M. Laughney
Mentor: Joan Massagué

Project: Uncovering Transcriptional Vulnerabilities in Latent Metastasis


Kajan Ratnakumar
Mentor: Richard White

Project: Understanding the roles of pigmentation in melanoma metastasis


Francisco Sanchez Vega
Mentor: Nikolaus Schultz

Project: Comprehensive genomic characterization of the tissuespecific characteristics of metastasis in the MSKIMPACT cohort


Yosef Shamay
Mentor: Glenn Heller

Project: Radiation-guided drug delivery to metastases via a novel abscopallike effect

Ekrem Er
Mentor: Joan Massagué

Project: The role of L1CAM-driven vascular co-option in metastasis


Wenjing Su
Mentor: Filippo Giancotti

Project: Identification of prometastatic genes involved in bone metastasis of prostate cancer


Lisa K. Sevenich
Mentor: Johanna Joyce

Project: Therapeutic targeting of tumorassociated macrophages/microglia in breasttobrain metastasis