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16th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition: Networking

AACR Annual Meeting 2021 – Channel Chats  

Undergraduate Channel Chat 

Network with fellow undergraduate students, USCPC judges, and members of the AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee during the Annual Meeting through the Undergraduate Channel Chat. The Undergraduate Channel Chat can be found in the Annual Meeting platform under the Networking Tab. Ask questions!  Join the conversation!  

MICR Channel Chat 

Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) is a membership body within the AACR committed to preventing and curing cancer while meeting the professional needs and advancing the careers of minority scientists.  

MICR is excited about this exciting feature that allows MICR members, council members and attendees who support the mission to network with one another throughout the Annual Meeting.  The MICR Channel Chat can be found in the Annual Meeting platform under the Networking Tab.  

WICR Channel Chat  

Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is a membership group within the AACR committed to recognizing women’s scientific achievements and fostering their career development and advancement in cancer research. WICR is excited about this exciting feature that allows WICR members, council members and attendees who support the mission to network with one another throughout the Annual Meeting.  The WICR Channel Chat can be found in the Annual Meeting platform under the Networking Tab. 

2021 Undergraduate Roving Reporter 

Anabella Maria Galang

Anabella Maria Galang

Undergraduate Student

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

The AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee is excited to introduce a Roving Reporter on this virtual platform. The Rover Reporter will gather and disseminate information to students throughout Week II of the Annual Meeting through the Undergraduate Channel Chat. 

The AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee is delighted to have Anabella Maria Galang serve as the Undergraduate Roving Reporter. Anabella Maria Galang is an undergraduate student at Cornell University. She is a young cancer researcher and entrepreneur studying genetics, genomics, and development at Cornell University. Her research centers on drug repurposing to selectively target cancer stem cells as differentiation treatment. In addition to her research, Anabella founded The Steminist Movement, Inc., a nonprofit that works to mitigate the STEM gender gap at a variety of levels — from providing free STEM education to middle school girls across the nation to fostering Steminist communities at universities through campus chapters. In her free time, Anabella loves rock climbing, writing poetry, and listening to Broadway musicals. Ultimately, Anabella aspires to be a physician scientist in the field of oncology and incorporate her entrepreneurial interests to make precision medicine more accessible to underserved communities.  

Please be sure to check the Undergraduate Channel Chat often for exciting news and updates from Anabella!  

Connect on Social Media 

Continue the conversation!  Connect with fellow undergraduate members throughout the Annual Meeting by using these hashtags on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin,  #IAmTheNextGeneration or #AACRUndergrads  

Meet Members of the AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee 

The Science Education and Career Advancement Committee members are dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of cancer researchers and provides exclusive opportunities to high school, undergraduate, and postbaccalaureate students to engage in and gain exposure to the latest cancer research.  

Members are eager to assist, answer, and engage undergraduate students during and after this year’s event. 

Please email [email protected]   

Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD, Chair   

Sr Vice President for Research (interim)  

Vice Chancellor for Research and Research Training 

Vice Dean, School of Graduate Studies Unit Dean, SGS-Biomedical and Health Science Program Director, CTSA TL1 Professor, RWJMS Rutgers, State University of New Jersey 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

New Brunswick, New Jersey  

Adriana Albini, PhD 

Scientific Director

Fondazione MultiMedica Onlus 
IRCCS MultiMedica SpA 

Milano, Italy 

Antonio T. Baines, PhD 

Associate Professor, Department of Biology 

North Carolina Central University 

Durham, North Carolina  

Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD 

SVP & Vice Dean for Sci.; CSO 

New York Univ. Langone Medical Ctr. 

New York, New York 

Oliver Bogler, PhD 

Director, Center for Cancer Training 

National Cancer Institute  

Bethesda, Maryland 

John M. Carethers, MD 

John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine 

University of Michigan 

Ann Arbor, Michigan  

Angelo M. De Marzo, MD, PhD 

Professor of Pathology, Urology and Oncology 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

Baltimore, MD  

Caroline Dive, PhD 

Deputy Director & CEP Group Leader 

Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

Manchester, England 

Sinisa Dovat, MD 

Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 

Penn State University College of Medicine 

Hershey, Pennsylvania  

Steven M. Dubinett, MD 

Senior Associate Dean,  

Translational Research 

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine 

Los Angeles, California  

Irene M. Ghobrial, MD 

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Oncology 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Boston, Massachusetts  

Ernest T. Hawk, MD, MPH 

Vice President and Division Head, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Houston, Texas  

Tari A. King, MD 

Chief, Breast Surgery 

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Ctr. 

Boston, Massachusetts  

Ming Lei, PhD 

Deputy Director, Center for Cancer Training 

National Cancer Institute 

Rockville, Maryland  

Roger S. Lo, MD, PhD 

Professor, Medicine/Dermatology & Molecular and Medical Pharmacology 


Los Angeles, California  

Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, PhD 

Senior Research Biologist  

FDA-National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)  

Jefferson, Alaska 

Crystal L. Mackall, MD 

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Stanford Cancer Institute 

Stanford Univ. School of Medicine 

Stanford, California  

Kim L. O’Neill, DPhil 

Professor, Dept. of Microbiology 

Brigham Young University 

Provo, Utah  

Victoria M. Richon, PhD 

President and CEO 

Ribon Therapeutics, Inc. 

Lexington, Massachusetts  

Brian M. Rivers, PhD, MPH 

Director, Cancer Health Equity Institute, Associate Professor, Community Health/Prev. Med. 

Morehouse School of Medicine 

Atlanta, Georgia  

Yu Shyr, PhD 

Harold L. Moses Chair in Cancer Research and Director, Center for Quantitative Sciences 

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 

Nashville, Tennessee 

Sanya A. Springfield, PhD 


National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities 

Bethesda, Maryland  

José G. Treviño, II, MD

Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief 

Virginia Commonwealth University 

 Richmond, Virginia  

Danny R. Welch, PhD 

Professor of Cancer Biology 

University of Kansas Cancer Center

Kansas City, Kansas  

Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD 

Lloyd J. Old Ludwig Chair in Clinical Investigation 

Mem. Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

New York, New York

Please email [email protected]