Below are previous Professional Student Pelotonia Fellows.

2015 Postdoctural Canditate Pelotonia Fellows

Blake Hildreth, DVM, PhD
Project – Investigation of the role of the transcription factor PU.1 in breast cancer bone metastasis

Regina Nostramo, PhD
Project – Role of the Tumor Suppressor Protein USP10 and Stress Granules on Cell Survival

Laura Barreyro, PhD
Project – Inhibition of innate immune signaling as a therapeutic approach in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Bahadir Batar, PhD
Project – Synthetic lethal strategy to eliminate Fhit-deficient cancers early during progression

Kimberly Bowen, PhD
Project – Vagal Tone, Inflammation, and Metabolic Risk in Breast Cancer Survivors

Ruchira Datta, PhD
Project – Quantitative Modeling of Signaling Interactions in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment

Fabienne McClanahan, MD, PhD
Project – Correction of Immune Defects by Ibrutinib in the Setting of Aging-Related Immune Dysfunction in CLL

Tomoya Muto, MD, PhD
Project – Cooperative effect of innate immune pathway activation and concurrent epigenetic mutations in myelodysplastic syndrome stem cells

Marlena Ryba, PhD
Project – A Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Cancer Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

Onur Egriboz, PhD
Project - Role of STAT3 in Pten-deficient endometrial cancer

2014 Postdoctural Canditate Pelotonia Fellows

Raul Araya-Secchi, PhD
Project – Resolving the structural determinants of fat cadherins’ function in cancer

Michael Berberoglu, PhD
Project – Regulation of myogenic precursor cells in zebrafish skeletal muscle and in Rhabdomyosarcoma

Valerie Coffman, PhD
Project – Mechanical modeling of directed pronuclear migration and rotation in the early C. elegans embryo

HongSheng Dai, PhD
Project – Potentiating oncolytic virotherapy through a systemic study of the interaction between oHSV1 viral proteins and Natural Killer cells

James Dowdle, PhD
Project – The Molecular Basis for Variable Penetrance in Rb Mutant Cancer

Senthil Damodaran, PhD
Project – Genomic and proteomic alterations mediate secondary resistance to fibroblast growth factor receptor targeting

Amit Srivastava, PhD
Project – The regulation of translesion DNA synthesis in ovarian cancer stem cells

Anna Tessari, PhD
Project – Role of microRNAs in gemcitabine-resistant metastatic breast

Youwei Wang
Project – Use of Combination of FLT3L and AMD3100 to Mobilize Donor Grafts Favorable for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

2013 Postdoctoral Candidate Pelotonia Fellows

Gregory Adams, PhD
Project: Thrombin promotes prostate cancer progression

William Cantara, PhD
Project: Structural characterization of the 5'-UTR of the oncogenic HTLV-1 retrovirus

Dalia Elgamal, PhD
Project: PRMT5 dysregulation as a driver event in Richter's transformation

Luiz Henrique de Lima Araujo, MD
Project: Circulating microRNAs in non-small cell lung cancer treated with Vandetanib

Alena Jamie-Ramirez, PhD
Project: Oncolytic virotherapy and immunotherapy for the treatment of brain tumors

Divya Kensanakurti, PhD
Project: Role of PAK4 in Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition and Stemness in Malignant Gliomas

Kara Keplinger, MD
Project: P21-activated kinase as a therapeutic target in Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Priya Londhe, PhD
Project: Microvesicle induced cell death in cancer cachexia

Annette Ratcliff, PhD
Project: Defining the Role of Fatty Acid Synthase in HTLV-1 Replication and T lymphocyte Transformation

Eric Samordnitsky, PhD
Project: Modeling acquired resistance to molecularly-targeted cancer therapies through next generation sequencing

Gina (Bernardo) Sizemore, PhD
Project: Evaluating fibroblast-specifc PDGFR-alpha in the promotion of mammary tumorigenesis

Ramon Sun, PhD
Project: Glucose-dependent repression of pyruvate dehydrogenase activity enhances tumor metabolism.

Christopher Walker, PhD
Project: Identification and Characterization of Novel Mutations in Endometrial Carcinoma

Hai Wang, PhD
Project: A hybrid nanoparticle system for targeted co-delivery of chemo, gene, and photothermal therapies 

2012 Postdoctoral Candidate Pelotonia Fellows

Timothy Chlon, PhD
Project: Exploring the Role of the Fanconi Anemia Pathway in Somatic Cell Reprogramming through Human Papillomavirus Oncogenes

Roberta Galli, PhD
Project: Control of Microvesicles Secretion: A New Approach in Cancer Treatment

Sigurdis Haraldsdottir, MD
Project: Incidence of Lynch Syndrome and the microsatellite instablilty pathway in colorectal cancer patients in Iceland

Tiffany Hughes, PhD
Project: The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation in multiple myeloma

Zeenia Kaul, PhD
Project: Tumor-specific plasticity in mechanisms of telomere maintenance

Nikola Kovinich, PhD
Project: New Frontiers in the Chemical Arsenal Against Cancer: Combining Modules of Semi-Synthesis and Synthetic Biology

Joseph Markowitz, MD, PhD
Project: Inhibiting immune suppressor cells in pancreatic cancer

Antonio Perez-Castro, PhD
Project: The control of PTEN protein stability and its role in endometrial cancer

Vasudha Shukla, PhD
Project: Influence of biomechanical forces in the lung on EGFR signaling and response to therapy

Lawrence Shirley, MD
Project: Targeting the Warburg Effect to Overcome Gemcitabine Resistance in Pancreatic Cancer

Jared Talbot, PhD
Project: Zebrafish models of SIX1-mediated muscle metastasis

Nissar Wani, PhD
Project: Role of S100A7/RAGE in breast cancer metastasis to bone

2011 Postdoctoral Candidate Pelotonia Fellows

Dinesh Ahirwar, PhD
Project: Analyzing the role of chemokine CXCL12 in breast cancer progression and metastasis

Christopher DeFraia, PhD
Project: Genetic dissection of the maintenance, initiation and re-initiation of epigenetic silencing

Kenechi Ebede, MD
Project: DNA Repair Mechanisms and Inflammation-Associated Intestinal Cancer In Vivo

Ann-Kathrin Eisfeld, MD
Project: The genomic basis for BAALC overexpression in AML

Seyed Ali Hosseini, MD, PhD
Project: Chromosome fragility in epithelial cells: role in replication stress and cancer initiation

Lisa Jaremka, PhD
Project: Socioeconomic status, depression, social support, and herpesvirus latency among breast cancer survivors

Alice S. Mims, MD
Project: Manipulating microRNA Expression to Improve Outcomes in Cytogenetically Normal Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Alberto Rocci, MD
Project: Absolute microRNA expression in plasma cells and serum of multiple myeloma patients: diagnostic and prognostic implications

Yuliang Wang, PhD
Project: Mechanical Determinants Permissive for Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition

Yuh-Ying Yeh, PhD
Project: Autophagy as a Mechanism of Drug Resistance in CLL

2010 Postdoctoral Candidate Pelotonia Fellows

Aruna Battu
Project: Role of histone modifications in cancer pathogenesis

Hemant Bid
Project: Dual Targeting of the Type 1 Insulin like Growth Factor Receptor and its Ligands as an Effective Anti angiogenic Strategy for Sarcomas

Enrico Caserta
Project: Tumor Suppression Functions of PTEN in Stromal Cells

Nancy Engelmann
Project: Novel 13 C Tomato Carotenoids for Absorption and Metabolism Studies in Humans

Daniel Kiss
Project: Relationship of cytoplasmic processing bodies to the re-activation of microRNA-silenced mRNAs

I-Lu Lai
Project: Potentiation of the Antiproliferative Activities of PARP Inhibitors in TNBC cells via Chemical Genetic Silencing of BRCA1/2 by Novel Energy Restriction-Mimetic Agents

Jiang Li
Project: Molecular Mechanism of DNA Repair by (6-4) Photolyase

Markus Mair
Project: Genetic Dissection of the Tumor Microenvironment

Chelsea Martin
Project: Pharmacologic inhibition of PI3 Kinase in genetically engineered mouse models of PTEN mutation-associated tumorigenesis

Daisuke Ogawa
Project: Pharmacologic inhibition of PI3 Kinase in genetically engineered mouse models of PTEN mutation-associated tumorigenesis

Thierry Pecot
Project: Imaging of Mammary Glands in Mouse Models of Breast Cancer

Parvathi Ranganathan
Project: Regulation of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease by microRNA-155

Shantibhushan Senapati
Project: Role of E2F7-8 in Hepatocyte Endoreplication and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Anil Singh
Project: The PTEN Protein Interactome and Its Role in Tumor Progression

Takayuki Uchida
Project: Role of mouse ORC1 in endoreplication

Mumtaz Yaseen
Project: NF-κB Signaling and Metabolic Regulation of Sarcomas