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AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awardees

2017-2018 Undergraduate Awardees: 

Sean BrennanSean 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) ChenXuewen (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 DoddsLeah V. Dodds
University of Miami
Miami, Florida


Chris GiulianoChris 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 KrishnanAswini 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 PerezMonika Perez
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma


Mabel G. Pérez-OquendoMabel G. Pérez-Oquendo

University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico


Zachary Z. ReinsteinZachary 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 RoySounak Roy
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
5192/24 Detection of disseminated prostate cancer cells in bone marrow using tyramide signal amplification 

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


2018-2019 Undergraduate Awardees: 

Vidal ArroyoVidal 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

Samantha BouchalSamantha Bouchal
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina


Laura GooLaura Goo
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1444/14 RhoC regulation of inflammatory breast cancer metabolism

Theodore HanselTheodore Hansel
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, California

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

Ahneesh MohantyAhneesh 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 NabiKarim Nabi
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
5473/3 Identification of compensatory pathway for glutamate production upon glutaminase 1 inhibition

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

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

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