Pelotonia Fellowship Committee


The Pelotonia Fellowship Committee is chaired by Gustavo Leone, PhD, and co-chaired by Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD. 

The committee is made up of some of Ohio State’s most well-known cancer researchers. This committee meets several times per year to review all applications and make all major program decisions. They represent departments as diverse as Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine to Psychology and Human Nutrition.

Deborah Parris, PhD, moderates the postdoctoral reviews, assuring the reviews are fair, rigorous, and unbiased.

Committee Members

Sharon Amacher, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Barbara Andersen, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology

Irina Artsimovitch, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Microbiology

Charles Bell, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Martha Belury, PhD, College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of Human Nutrition

Theodore Brasky, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Bill Carson, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Helen Chamberlin, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

David Cohn, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Susan Cole, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Peter Embi, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Harold Fisk, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Ramesh Ganju, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Pathology

Ramiro Garzon, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Samir Ghadiali, PhD, College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Lee Grimes, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Department of Immunobiology

Joanna Groden, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Erich Grotewold, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Denis Guttridge, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Tsonwin Hai, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Kay Huebner, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Mira Katz, PhD, Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Balveen Kaur, PhD, Medicine, Neurological Surgery

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, College of Medicine, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

Gustavo Leone, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Greg Lesinski, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Thomas Ludwig, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Natarajan Muthusamy, DVM, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Michelle Naughton, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Michael Ostrowski, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Greg Otterson, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Deborah Parris, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Jeffrey Parvin, MD, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Electra Paskett, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Matt Ringel, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Dan Schoenberg, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology

Amanda Simcox, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Keith Slotkin, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Adrian Suarez, MD, College of Medicine, Department of Pathology

Vish Subramaniam, PhD, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Amanda Toland, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, College of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Robin Wharton, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Jessica Winter, PhD, College of Engineering, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Jian-Qiu Wu, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Molecular Genetics

Senior Program Moderator

Deborah Parris, PhD, Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Internal Advisors

Electra Paskett, PhD, Cancer Control Research Program Co-Leader

Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, Cancer Control Research Program Co-Leader

John Byrd, MD, Leukemia Research Program Co-Leader

Michael Grever, MD, Leukemia Research Program Co-Leader

Michael Ostrowski, PhD, Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Research Program Co-Leader

Matt Ringel, MD, Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Research Program Co-Leader

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD, Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Research Program Leader

David Carbone, MD, PhD, Translational Therapeutics Research Program Co-Leader

Denis Guttridge, PhD, Translational Therapeutics Research Program Co-Leader

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Peter Shields, MD, Deputy Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Richard Goldberg, MD, Physician-in-Chief, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

External Advisors: Symposia Speakers

2015


Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (Hon)
Professor Emeritus, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
David A. Wood Distinguished Professorship of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research

Brenda Schulman, PhD
Joseph Simone Chair in Basic Research
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Philip Tsichlis, MD
Professor of Stem Cell Research
Blizard Institute

2014


Carlos Arteaga, MD
Professor of Medicine & Cancer Biology
Director Breast Cancer Program
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

David Beach, PhD, FRS
Professor of Stem Cell Research
Blizard Institute

Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Genetics
U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center

2013


Stephen Elledge, PhD
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

Michele Pagano, MD, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Jon Aster, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

2012


Charles J. Sherr, MD, PhD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Faculty
Chair, Tumor Cell Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Martine F. Roussel, PhD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Faculty
Endowed Chair in Molecular Oncogenesis
The University of Tennessee Memphis

David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
Chief, Department of Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

2011


Ross Levine, MD
Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

John H. J. Petrini, PhD
Paul A. Marks Chair of Molecular Cell Biology
Head, Laboratory of Chromosome Biology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Judith Campisi, PhD
Professor, Buck Institute for Age Research Sr Scientist,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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