AACR-AstraZeneca Clinical Immuno-oncology Research Training Fellowships

The AACR-AstraZeneca Clinical Immuno-oncology Research Training Fellowship Program is designed to encourage exceptional clinical research by bridging close collaboration between academia and industry. Fellows have the opportunity to gain experience in early-stage and/or late-stage clinical development at the facilities of AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

2023 Grantee

Kazuki Sone, MD, PhD

Kazuki Sone, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York City, New York, USA


Dr. Sone received his medical degree at the Nagoya City University in Nagoya, Japan, before completing a residency and a fellowship in respiratory medicine at Kainan Hospital, Japan. He then completed his doctorate at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine, followed by a postdoctoral research year at Nagoya University. He currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, where he aims to interrogate HPV-specific immune responses in patients with head and neck cancers.

Acknowledgement of Support

“I am grateful and honored to be awarded the AACR-AstraZeneca Clinical Immuno-oncology Research Training Fellowship. This fellowship will provide me with further training opportunities in drug development from a different perspective and will be invaluable for my career development as a physician-scientist in the field of immuno-oncology.”