Fellowship Highlights

Kevin Kauffman

Featured Undergraduate Student


Kevin Kauffman—Kevin received an undergraduate fellowship in 2010 to develop microparticles loaded with chemotherapeutics which could be inhaled by lung cancer patients. Kevin was a featured speaker at our 2011 Pelotonia Fellowship Symposium, has 2 publications, including a first author paper in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics, and is currently in a PhD program in Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
(Mentor-Kristy Ainslie, PhD)

Kyle Beckwith

Featured Medical Student


Kyle Beckwith—Kyle took a year off from medical school to do a concentrated research fellowship working on developing a mouse model so studies may be done on the effects of new drugs for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Kyle’s fellowship has been so productive he decided to pursue a PhD in addition to an MD and has been accepted into Ohio State’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD program).
(Mentor-Natarajan Muthusamy, DVM, PhD)

Nripesh Dhungel

Featured Graduate Student


Nripesh Dhunger—Nripesh received a graduate fellowship to investigate the cytoplasmic function of the tRNA splicing endonuclease. Nripesh will soon be graduating and has published a first author paper in a prestigious journal, Genes & Development.
(Mentor-Anita Hopper, PhD)

Alice Mims

Featured Postdoctoral Fellow


Alice Mims, MD—Dr. Mims received a postdoctoral fellowship to translational research evaluating the effects of manipulating microRNA in leukemia cells. Dr. Mims is now an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina where she will be treating patients with hematologic malignancies and those in need of stem cell transplants and continue translational research in drug development for hematologic malignancies.
(Mentor-Guido Marcucci, MD)

International Program

International Program


Creating a cancer free world and a global research environment come together with the Pelotonia International Fellowship Program.

Snapshot from India exchange program. (See website for more details)


Undergraduate students moved onto…


  • The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy PhD Program (Parker Brumfield)
  • Penn State College of Medicine (Michael Chen)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Biospecimen Core Repository Research Specialist (Clint Christman)
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Tyler Church)
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Shauna Collins, Joseph Meyers, Sean Moore)
  • Drexel College of Medicine (Jinna Deslandes)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-Medical Scientist Training Program MD/PhD program (Dustin Gable)
  • University of Chicago Ecology and Evolution Department PhD Program (Molly Gallagher)
  • University of North Carolina Biomedical Sciences PhD Program (Kelsey Gray)
  • Mt. Carmel East Emergency Department scribe (Paul Gruenbacher)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Chemical Engineering PhD Program (Kevin Kauffman)
  • The Ohio State University Physics PhD Program (Danielle Kelly)
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Grace Miller)
  • Brandeis University Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD Program (Mariya Nudel)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Ryan Orlosky)
  • University of Michigan Medical School (Jason Pradarelli)
  • The Ohio State University Integrated Biomedical Graduate PhD Program (Carlee Schaefer)
  • Teach for America (Kathryn Takamura)
  • Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling (Elizabeth Ulm)
  • Yale University Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry PhD Program (Emily Wong)

Graduate/Medical students moved onto…


  • The Ohio State University Medical Scientist Training Program MD/PhD program (Kyle Beckwith, Huizi Chen, Patrick Grierson)
  • The Ohio State University Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) MED into GRADS Scholars Program (Rachel Zielinski)
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Genetics postdoctoral fellow (Maurisa Riley Croce, PhD)
  • Stanford University Postdoctoral Researcher (Nripesh Dhungel)
  • University of Washington Medical Center Psychology Intern (Salene Wu)

Postdoctoral Fellows moved onto…


  • Mair GmbH, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Austria (Markus Mair, PhD)
  • Medical University of South Carolina Assistant Professor (Alice Mims, MD)
  • Institutes of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India Assistant Professor (Shantibhusan Senapati, PhD)
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lisa Jaremka, PhD)

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