2016 Fellows

Travis Chapa, PhD
For training at University of California, Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine with Dr. Ren Sun
Utilizing a Novel Genetic Approach to Define the Functional Domains of Gamma-herpesvirus Transcription Regulators

Alison Coady, PhD
For training at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine with Dr. Victor Nizet
Targeting Siglec-pathogen Interactions to Treat Fungal Infection
Video link: Yeastbuster – Fighting a Killer Fungus

David Gorkin, PhD
For training at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine with Dr. Bing Ren
Identifying DNA Sequence Features that Direct Higher-order Chromatin Structure
Video link: Unraveling the Mystery of DNA Folding

Cressida Madigan, PhD
For training at University of California, Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine with Dr. Robert Modlin and Dr. Alvaro Sagasti
Mechanisms of Macrophage Recruitment to Skin and Skin Nerves during Inflammation
Video links: Study Finds That Leprosy Turns the Immune System Against Itself Using Leprosy to Understand Tissue Damage in Inflammation

Melissa McCracken, PhD
For training at Stanford University School of Medicine with Dr. Irv Weissman
Cytomegalovirus in Glioblastoma and the Effects on the Anti-Tumor Immune Response
Video link: Pulled in Two Directions: How Does the Immune System Decide Which Way?

Roberto Ricardo-Gonzalez, MD, PhD
For training at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine with Dr. Richard Locksley
Study of Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells in Skin Health and Disease

Ameen Salahudeen, MD, PhD
For training at Stanford University School of Medicine with Dr. Calvin Kuo
Modeling Lung Cancer in Primary Organoid Culture

Asmin Tulpule, MD, PhD
For training at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine with Dr. Trever Bivona
A CRISPRI Screen in Ewing’s Sarcoma Identifies a Novel Dependence on Homologous Recombination Repair