Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Announces 2019 Fellows

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Announces 2019 Fellows

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation in New York City has announced the 2019 class of Damon Runyon Fellows.

Through the program, fifteen early-career researchers were awarded fellowships of $231,000 each over four years to conduct innovative cancer research under the mentorship of a leading senior investigator.

This year's recipients include Hokyung Kay Chung (Salk Institute), who aims to create enhanced T cells with the potential to infiltrate tumors, kill cancer cells, and prevent recurrence; Thomas R. LaBar (Harvard University), who will study the processes that determine how cancer cell populations evolve in response to their environment; Sophia Tintori (New York University), who is using nematode worms from Chernobyl to investigate the biological effects of continuous radiation exposure; Lexy von Diezmann (University of Utah), who will investigate how changes in the liquid-like organization of proteins at sites of DNA damage regulate repair; and Jasper E. Neggers (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), who is studying the VPS4A gene, a potential drug target for pancreatic cancer.

For a complete list of this year's Runyon Fellows, see the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation website.

"Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Grants Fellowship Awards to Fifteen Young Scientists." Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Press Release 07/23/2019.