2017 Fellows

Interdisciplinary Training

2017 Fellows


Thomas Bello
Mentors: Taran Gujral (Human Biology) and Pete Nelson (Human Biology)
Proposal Title: “Identifying kinase-dependent signaling networks, potential therapeutic targets, and agents for the treatment of prostate cancer”

Ian Cardle
Mentors: Suzie Pun (Bioengineering, UW) and Michael Jensen (Seattle Children's/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UW)
Proposal Title: “Aptamer intermediates for guiding CAR T-cells to more regulatable and effective treatment of solid tumors”

Eli Grunblatt
Mentors: David Macpherson (Human Biology) and Patrick Paddison (Human Biology)
Proposal Title: “Interrogating KDM5C as a Tumor Suppressor in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma”

Charles Roco
Mentors: Georg Seelig (Electrical Engineering, UW) and Aude Chapuis (Clinical Research)
Proposal Title: “Characteristic determination of parent T cells engendering persistent anti-tumor effects in adoptive T cell therapy through joint single cell RNA/V(D)J sequencing”

Alexander Salter
Mentors: Stan Riddell (Clinical Research) and Amanda Paulovich (Human Biology)
Proposal Title: “Dissecting chimeric antigen receptor signaling in human T cells”

Heshani Thirimanne (Nayanga)
Mentors: Bruce Clurman (Clinical Research) and Steve Henikoff (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: “Global transcriptional control and tumor suppression by the Fbw7 ubiquitin ligase”



Erin Greenwood
Mentors: Kevin Cheung (Public Health Sciences) and Christopher Li (Public Health Sciences)
Proposal Title: “Does plasma fibronectin instigate cluster-based mestastasis? An interdisciplinary study”

Michelle Messmer
Mentors: Andrew Oberst (Immunology, UW) and Michael Gerner (Immunology, UW)
Proposal Title: “Visualizing the immune response to cell death in normal tissue and in cancer”

Matt Miller
Mentors: Sue Biggins (Basic Sciences) and Charles Asbury (Physiology & Biophysics, UW)
Proposal Title: “Regulation of Kinetochore-Microtubule Interactions”

Trisha Sippel
Mentors: Anthony Rongvaux (Clinical Research) and Raphael Gottardo (Vaccine and Infectious Disease)
Proposal Title: “Targeting tumor-specific macrophages in metastatic melanoma”