Interdisciplinary Training

2010 Fellows

The following is a list of the 2010 fellows, their mentors, and the titles of their proposals. An abstract of each fellow's project is available by clicking on their name.

Renee Chmelar
Mentors:  Dr. Pete Nelson (Human Biology) and Dr. Larry Rohrschneider (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Prostate Cancer Stem Cells"

Valerie Cortez
MS in Epi student

Kavita Garg
Mentors: Dr. Muneesh Tewari (Human Biology) and Dr. Larry (Walter) Ruzzo (UW Computer Science)
Proposal Title: "Computational analysis of microRNA regulation in ovarian cancer."

Abraham Guerrero
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"

Christopher Hubert
Mentors:  Dr. Jim Olson (Clinical) and Dr. Patrick Paddison (Human Biology)
Proposal Title:  "Identification and Development of Synergistic Combination Therapies for Glioblastoma"

Joseph Jardine
Mentors:  Dr. Bill Schief (UW Biochemistry) and Dr. Roland Strong (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title:  "Next generation HIV vaccine design via the 2F5 epitope"

Sam Lancaster
Mentors:  Dr. Johanna Lampe (PHS) and Dr. Erick Matsen (PHS)
Proposal Title:  “Correlation of Equol Production to Specific Intestinal Bacterial Groups”

Julia Lauper
Mentors:  Dr. Tom Vaughan (PHS) and Dr. Ray Monnat (UW Pathology & Genome Sciences)
Proposal Title:  "The Role of the WRN Helicase in DNA Metabolism and Tumorigenesis"

Efrem Lim
Mentors:  Dr. Michael Emerman (Human Biology) and Dr. Harmit Malik (Basic Sciences)
Proposal Title: "Evolution and antagonism of Viperin"

Ramon Mendoza
Mentors:  Dr. Dusty Miller (Human Biology) and Dr. Janet Stanford (PHS)
Proposal Title:  "Detection of XMRV in Hematolymphoid and Prostate Cancer"

Esther Mintzer
Mentors:  Dr. Keith Jerome (VIDD) and Dr. David Baker (UW Biochemistry)
Proposal Title:  "Design and evolution of homing endonucleases targeting essential HIV genes"

Justin Mirus
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"

Sarah Talarico
Mentors: Dr. Nina Salama (Human Biology), Dr. Johanna Lampe (PHS)
Proposal Title: "Molecular and Epidemiologic Methods for Study of Helicobacter pylori Transmission"

Tom White
Mentors: Dr. Pete Nelson (Human Biology) and Dr. Janet Stanford (PHS)
Proposal Title: "MAOA expression variability: pathways and risks in Prostate Cancer

Zizhen Yao
Mentors: Dr. Steve Tapscott (Human Biology), Dr. Phil Bradley (PHS)
Proposal Title: "Molecular mechanisms for inactivation of MyoD-mediated muscle differentiation in rhabdomyosarcomas"

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