2018 AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awardees

2017-2018 Undergraduate Awardees: 

Sean Brennan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
3946/26 Androgen receptor drives differential gene expression in KRAS-mediated non-small cell lung cancer

Xuewen (Kirsten) Chen
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
3508/5 Separate and combined effects of caloric restriction mimetics and autophagy inhibition on KRAS-driven pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Leah V. Dodds
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Chris Giuliano
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York
837A/30 Combining CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis and a small-molecule inhibitor to probe the function of MELK in cancer

Aswini R. Krishnan
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
5743/16 Aberrant microRNA expression dysregulates the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma immune landscape

Monika Perez
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Mabel G. Pérez-Oquendo
University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Zachary Z. Reinstein
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
2563/22 Macrophage Toll-like receptor-chimeric antigen receptors (MOTO-CARs) as a novel adoptive cell therapy for the treatment of solid malignancies

Sounak Roy
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
5192/24 Detection of disseminated prostate cancer cells in bone marrow using tyramide signal amplification 

Pavan P. Shah
Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, California

2018-2019 Undergraduate Awardees: 

Arroyo_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgVidal Arroyo
Chapman University
Orange, California
1197/8 Soft tissue sarcoma clinical presentation, treatment, and survival in adolescents and young adults compared to older adults: A report from the Scandinavian Sarcoma Group

Bouchal_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgSamantha Bouchal
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Goo_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgLaura Goo
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1444/14 RhoC regulation of inflammatory breast cancer metabolism

Hansel_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgTheodore Hansel
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, California

Mody_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgMalay Mody
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
4370/12 Regulation of AGO2-KRAS interaction through epidermal growth factor receptor

Mohanty_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgAhneesh Mohanty
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
2929/9 GC4419 enhances the response of non-small cell lung carcinoma cell lines to cisplatin and cisplatin plus radiation through a ROS-mediated pathway

Karim_90x110.jpgKarim Nabi
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
5473/3 Identification of compensatory pathway for glutamate production upon glutaminase 1 inhibition

Olsen_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgEric Olsen
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
771/11 HPRT: A biomarker and potential target for detection and treatment of colorectal cancer

Prasad_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgAman Prasad
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
4727/1 MicroRNA-155 as a regulator of NK cell mediated solid tumor rejection

Qu_Undergrad_headshots_150x190_1.jpgYuanhao Qu
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
5743/16 Aberrant microRNA expression dysregulates the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma immune landscape