The following is a list of the 2009 fellows, their mentors, and the titles of their proposals. An abstract of each fellow's project is available by clicking on their name.
MS in Epi student
Mentors: Dr. Norm Greenberg (Clinical) and Dr. Larry Rohrschneider (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Prostate Cancer Stem Cells"
MS in Epi student
Mentors: Dr. Edus Warren (Clinical) and Dr. Harlan Robins (PHS)
Proposal Title: "Diversity of Regulatory T Cells in Chronic GVHD after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant"
Mentors: Dr. Muneesh Tewari (Human Biology) and Dr. Larry (Walter) Ruzzo (UW Computer Science)
Proposal Title: "Computational analysis of microRNA regulation in ovarian cancer."
Mentors: Dr. Michael Boeckeh (VIDD) and Dr. Stan Riddell (Clinical)
Proposal Title: "CMV-specific immunity after cord blood transplantation and studies on the persistence of T cell memory"
Mentors: Dr. Jim Olson (Clinical) and Dr. Patrick Paddison (Human Biology)
Proposal Title: "Identification and Development of Synergistic Combination Therapies for Glioblastoma"
Mentors: Dr. Bill Schief (UW Biochemistry) and Dr. Roland Strong (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Next generation HIV vaccine design via the 2F5 epitope"
Mentors: Dr. Bruce Clurman (Clinical, Human Biology) and Dr. Ning Zheng (UW Pharmacology)
Proposal Title: "Functional analyses of the Fbw7 tumor suppressor: genetic and structural approaches"
Mentors: Dr. Michael Emerman (Human Biology) and Dr. Harmit Malik (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Evolution and antagonism of Viperin"
Mentors: Julie Overbaugh (Human Biology) and Roland Strong (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Exploring the Interactions between Neutralizing Antibodies and HIV-1 Sensitive and Resistant Envelopes"
Mentors: Dr. Paul Lampe (PHS), Dr. Sunil Hingorani (Clinical)
Proposal Title: "Use of a mouse model to improve methods to diagnose pancreatic cancer in humans"
Mentors: Dr. Denise Galloway (Human Biology) and Dr. Paul Nghiem (UW Dermatology)
Proposal Title: "Merkel cell carcinoma and a new polyomavirus"
Brian Piening, Amgen Fellow
Mentors: . Amanda Paulovich (Clinical) and Dr. Pei Wang (PHS)
Proposal Title: "The role of genetic modifiers in DNA repair and breast cancer"
Mentors: Dr. Charles Kooperberg (PHS) and Dr. John Hansen (Clinical)
Proposal Title: "Gene-gene Interactions: Methods and Applications for Transplant Research"
Mentors: Dr. Laith Abu-Raddad (VIDD) and Dr. Lawrence Corey(VIDD)
Proposal Title: "Use of Bioinformatics to Develop New Concepts in Viral Pathogenesis: A Mathematical Model of Herpes Simplex Virus-2 Pathogenesis"
Mentors: Dr. Pete Nelson (Human Biology) and Dr. Janet Stanford (PHS)
Proposal Title: "MAOA expression variability: pathways and risks in Prostate Cancer