June 7, 2024

The Mark Foundation Welcomes the 2024 Momentum Fellows

The Mark Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Momentum Fellowships. These awards support promising young investigators, enabling them to reach the next level in their careers. All Fellows are nominated by members of The Mark Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee and are funded for the duration of one year. Read below to learn more about the fellows and their projects.

Tracing the Tumor Microenvironment Evolution from Early-Stage Primary Tumors to Post-Mortem Metastasis in Lung Cancer
Mihaela Angelova, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute

Multiomic Analysis of the Tumor Vasculature in Glioblastoma
Leire Bejarano Bosque, PhD, University of Lausanne Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Discovering Rational Discovery Strategies for Degrading Cancer-Driving Transcription Factors
Thang DoCong, PhD, University of California Berkeley

A Novel Class of cis-Regulatory Element Bound by Menin Drives the Expression of Lineage-Restricted Promoters
Pablo Freire, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mapping Spatial Heterogeneity of the Tumor Immune Microenvironment and its Contribution to Immune Evasion in Pediatric Rhabdoid Tumors
Elizabeth Garfinkle, PhD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Targeting Apoptotic Viral Mimicry for The Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Pediatric Brain Tumors
Stephanie Gomez, PhD, Children’s National Hospital

Unravelling Non-Genetic Mechanisms of Tumor Evolution Using Real-Time ctDNA Analysis
Júlia Matas, PhD, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The University of Melbourne

The Role of Tet2-Mutant Clonal Hematopoiesis in BRAF-V600E-Driven Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Vera Tiedje, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Interrogating The Epigenetic Regulatory Modules Driving Exhaustion of Human CAR-T Cells
Ping Wang, PhD, The University of Pennsylvania


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