Interdisciplinary Training

2014 Fellows

The following is a list of the 2014 fellows, their mentors, and the titles of their proposals. An abstract of each trainee's project is available by clicking on their name.  

Predoctoral Fellows

Adam Dingens
Mentors: Dr Julie Overbaugh (Human Biology) and Dr. Jesse Bloom (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies pre- and post-superinfection: informing vaccine design"

Rigney Turnham
Mentors: Dr. John Scott (Pharmacology, UW) and Dr. Ray Yeung (Surgery, UW)
Proposal Title: "Characterization of a chimeric transcript of PKA and DNAJB1 in FL-HCC"

Aaron Miller
Mentors: Dr. Maitreya Dunham (Genome Sciences, UW) and Dr. Polly Newcomb (Public Health Sciences)
Proposal Title:  "Multiplexed mutation rate analysis for prediction of Lynch syndrome risk"

Amy Ferreccio
Mentors: Dr. Hannele Ruohola-Baker (Biochemistry, UW) and Dr. David Baker (Biochemistry, UW)
Proposal Title: "Generation of novel, high affinity Tie2 antagonists through protein design to block                                         aggressive cancer cell resistance to radiation and chemotherapy"

Postdoctoral Fellows

Michelle Cook Sangar
Mentors: Dr. Jim Olson (Clinical Research) and Dr. Roland Strong (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Development of a novel peptide:drug conjugate for the treatment of metastatic colorectal

Kimberly Jordan-Williams
Mentors: Dr. Alanna Ruddell (Comparative Medicine, UW) and Dr. Brian Iritani (Comparative Medicine, UW)
Proposal Title: "Lymph node lymphcyte depletion in cancer"

Rachel Bender Ignacio
Mentors: Dr. Corey Casper (VIDD) and Dr. Ann Duerr (VIDD)
Proposal Title: "Unmet demand for HIV treatment and survival after concurrent versus sequential                                              initiation of antiretrovirals with cancer-directed therapy at the Uganda Cancer Institute"

Kenneth Matreyek
Mentors: Dr. Douglas Fowler (Genome Sciences, UW) and Dr. Brian Shirts (Laboratory Medicine, UW)
Proposal Title: "Comprehensive Interpretation of Tumor Suppressor Variation in Cancer"

Mikaela Stewart
Mentors: Dr. Rachel Klevit (Biochemistry, UW) and Dr. Mary-Clair King (Medicine, UW)
Proposal Title: "Aiming BRCA1 to find the targets"

Center Dual Mentor Fellows

Julie Rytlewski
Mentors: Dr. Slobodan Beronja (Human Biology) and Dr. Eduardo Mendez (Clinical Research)
Proposal Title: "Understanding vascular niche modulation of squamous cell carcinoma to uncover new                                 anti-tumor targets"

Vivek Nandakumar
Mentors: Dr. William Grady (Clinical Research) and Dr. Mark Groudine (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Dissecting the impact of three-dimensional nuclear architecture in hypermethylated                                     colon cancers"