Interdisciplinary Training

2009 Fellows

Karlyn Beer
MS in Epi student

Renee Chmelar
Mentors:  Dr. Norm Greenberg (Clinical) and Dr. Larry Rohrschneider (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Prostate Cancer Stem Cells"

Valerie Cortez
MS in Epi student

Paulo Campregher
Mentors: Dr. Edus Warren (Clinical) and Dr. Harlan Robins (PHS)
Proposal Title: "Diversity of Regulatory T Cells in Chronic GVHD after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant"

Kavita Garg
Mentors: Dr. Muneesh Tewari (Human Biology) and Dr. Larry (Walter) Ruzzo (UW Computer Science)
Proposal Title: "Computational analysis of microRNA regulation in ovarian cancer."

Abraham Guerrero
Mentors: Dr. Michael Boeckeh (VIDD) and Dr. Stan Riddell (Clinical)
Proposal Title: "CMV-specific immunity after cord blood transplantation and studies on the persistence of T cell memory"

Christopher Hubert
Mentors:  Dr. Jim Olson (Clinical) and Dr. Patrick Paddison (Human Biology)
Proposal Title:  "Identification and Development of Synergistic Combination Therapies for Glioblastoma"

Joseph Jardine
Mentors:  Dr. Bill Schief (UW Biochemistry) and Dr. Roland Strong (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title:  "Next generation HIV vaccine design via the 2F5 epitope"

Elizabeth Larimore
Mentors: Dr. Bruce Clurman (Clinical, Human Biology) and Dr. Ning Zheng (UW Pharmacology)
Proposal Title: "Functional analyses of the Fbw7 tumor suppressor: genetic and structural approaches"

Efrem Lim
Mentors:  Dr. Michael Emerman (Human Biology) and Dr. Harmit Malik (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Evolution and antagonism of Viperin"

Erica Lovelace
Mentors: Julie Overbaugh (Human Biology) and Roland Strong (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Exploring the Interactions between Neutralizing Antibodies and HIV-1 Sensitive and Resistant Envelopes"

Justin Mirus
Mentors: Dr. Paul Lampe (PHS), Dr. Sunil Hingorani (Clinical)
Proposal Title: "Use of a mouse model to improve methods to diagnose pancreatic cancer in humans"

Kelly Paulson
Mentors: Dr. Denise Galloway (Human Biology) and Dr. Paul Nghiem (UW Dermatology)
Proposal Title: "Merkel cell carcinoma and a new polyomavirus"

Brian Piening, Amgen Fellow
Mentors: . Amanda Paulovich (Clinical) and Dr. Pei Wang (PHS)
Proposal Title: "The role of genetic modifiers in DNA repair and breast cancer"

Indika Rajapakse
Mentors: Dr. Charles Kooperberg (PHS) and Dr. John Hansen (Clinical)
Proposal Title: "Gene-gene Interactions: Methods and Applications for Transplant Research"

Joshua Schiffer
Mentors: Dr. Laith Abu-Raddad (VIDD) and Dr. Lawrence Corey(VIDD)
Proposal Title: "Use of Bioinformatics to Develop New Concepts in Viral Pathogenesis: A Mathematical Model of Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Pathogenesis"

Tom White
Mentors: Dr. Pete Nelson (Human Biology) and Dr. Janet Stanford (PHS)
Proposal Title: "MAOA expression variability: pathways and risks in Prostate Cancer