2020 Predoctoral Awardees

Chandler Callaway

Mentor: Andrew Judge, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title: “CXCL-CXCR2 Signaling Contributes to Muscle Wasting and Dysfunction During Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia


Yang Feng

Mentor: Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.

Dissertation Title: “Clonal Hematopoiesis (CH) Impacts Colon Cancer by Modifying Anti-Cancer Immunity


Amanda Kastrinos

Mentors: Carma Bylund, Ph.D., and Carla Fisher, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title: Parental disclosure, uncertainty, and disease trajectory in the coping experience of emerging adult cancer caregivers


Kelton Schleyer

Mentor: Lina Cui, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title: “Development of an Imaging Toolkit for Heparanase Enzymatic Activity


Vrunda Trivedi

Mentor: Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.

Dissertation Title: “A Novel T-cell Engineering-based Immunotherapy Approach to Improve Antigen-mediated Response in the Tumor Microenvironment


Zachary Wakefield

Mentor: Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title: “The Physiologic Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Tumor Growth, Metastasis and Normal Tissue Toxicity to Chemotherapy