MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

ACS IRG Awardees

2014 Awardees

Eric Bartee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Treatment of Multiple Myeloma by using Oncolytic Myxoma Virus to Induce Inflammatory Necroptosis

Hiu Wing Cheung, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Elucidating the Role of Co-amplified GAB2 and IKBKB Oncogenes in Ovarian Cancer

Stephen Guest, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
The TRiC Chaperonin in Breast Cancer Cell Growth, Survival and Response to Taxane Therapy

Beichu Guo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Senescence-induced Inflammasome Activation in Cancer Progression

Guangfu Li, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Ceramide and Immunotherapy for HCC Treatment in a High-fidelity Murine Model

Erin McClure, PhD
Research Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
Technological Innovations for the Remote Monitoring of Smoking in Adolescents

Shaun Olsen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structural and Functional Studies of the Ubiquitin Conjugation Cascade

Adam Soloff, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
A Novel IL-17-inducing Vaccination and Anti-PD-L1 Blockade for Combinational Immunotherapy of Established Lung Cancer

Elizabeth Yeh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Molecular Pharmacology
Targeting the Protein Kinase HUNK in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

2013 Awardees

Amy-Lee Bredlau, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
Valproic Acid in Combination for Treatment of Pediatric Cancers
 
Hiu Wing Cheung, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Elucidating the Role of Co-amplified GAB2 and IKBKB Oncogenes in Ovarian Cancer
 
Bei Liu, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Determine the Roles of gp96 in Regulating Multiple Myeloma
 

Meenal Mehrotra, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Role of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Establishing the Osteosarcoma Microenvironment
 
Chrystal Paulos, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Defining the Role of ICOS Co-Stimulation in Potent Th17-cell Mediated Tumor Immunity

 
Elizabeth Santa Ana, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Impact of Group Motivational Interviewing on Enhancing Treatment Engagement for Homeless Veterans with Nicotine Dependence and other Substance Use Disorders: A Pilot Investigation

2012 Awardees

C. James Chou, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences
Novel HDAC6/Hsp90 Complex Inhibitors as Potential Anti-AML Agents

Tilman Heise, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Functional Analysis of a Novel Domain of the RNA Binding Protein La in Cyclin D1 IRES-mediated Translation and Cell Proliferation of Cancerous Cells

Meenal Mehrotra, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Role of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Establishing the Osteosarcoma Microenvironment

Jin Song, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mechanism of Action and Exploitation of Pim Kinase Inhibitor for NSCLC Therapy

Stefka Spassieva, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Role of Ceramide Synthase 2 in Sensitization to Paclitaxel

Marina Zemskova, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Role of PIM1 Oncogene in Stromal-epithelium Crosstalk for Promotion of Prostate Cancer

2011 Awardees

Chadrick E. Denlinger, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
miR‐200 Induces Mesenchymal to Epithelial Transition in Human Lung Cancers

Yubin Kang, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Exploring Beta2-adrenergic Receptor in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Natalia Oleinik, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Regulation of Cancer Motility by Folate Pathways

Yuri Peterson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences
Pharmacologic Targeting of Gi-alpha and the gip Oncogene in Ovarian Cancer

Leah Siskind, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Targeting Ceramide Generation for the Development of Novel Cancer Therapeutics

Katherine Sterba, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Laying the Foundation for Healthy Survivorship in Diverse South Carolina Breast Cancer Survivors

2010 Awardees

Victoria Findlay, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Role of MicroRNA 510 in Breast Cancer Progression and Metastasis

Emily Kistner-Griffin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Exploring Cancer Pathways Using Ensembles of Treebased Classifiers

Leah Siskind, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Targeting BAK Regulation of Ceramide Synthases for the Development of Novel Cancer Therapeutics

David Turner, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
ETS1 Expression as a Mechanism Mediating the Hormone Refractory Phenotype in Prostate Cancer

Kristin Wallace, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Race, Pathologic Biomarkers, and Survival in Advanced Stage Colorectal Cancer

2009 Awardees

Ramsay Camp, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Targeting the E-cadherin Transcriptional Repressor Snail to Enhance Chemosensitivity in Colorectal Cancer

Bidyut Mohanty, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mechanism of Action of Sphingolipid Pathway Genes in the Maintenance of Genome Stability

Omar Moussa, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Thromboxane A2 Receptor (TP) Antagonists as Adjuvant to Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Superficial Bladder Cancer

Yong Wang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Role of microRNA-155 in Cellular Senescence and Lung Carcinogenesis

Yuxun Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy
Role of Rpal Mutation in Genetic Instability and Cancer

2008 Awardees

Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Race and Patient-Related Factors Underlying Willingness to Undergo Surgery for Lung Cancer

Monika Gooz, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Division of Nephrology
Role of TACE and Integrins in H. Pylori-Induced Gastric Carcinogenesis

Chiara Luberto, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Role of Mammalian Sphingomyelin Synthase in the Regulation of NF-kB and Cell Transformation

Campbell McInnes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy
Discovery of Inhibitors of the Polo-Box Domain of Plk1 Using REPLACE

Yi Zhang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology
Adoptive Therapy of HCV-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma

2007 Awardees

Lauren Ball, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology
Regulation of Growth Factor Signaling by O-GlcNAc Glycosylation: Characterization of O-GlcNAc Modification of Insulin Receptor Substrate-1 (IRS-1) and β-catenin

Matthew Carpenter, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Translating Advances in Smoking Cessation into Public Health Impact: Identification of Individual-Level Barriers to NRT

Amanda C. LaRue, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Chemokine Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell-Derived Peripheral Blood Fibrocytes and Fibroblasts in the Establishment of Melanoma Stroma

Chiara Luberto, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Role of Mammalian Sphingomyelin Synthase in the Regulation of NF-kB and Cell Transformation

W. Jim Zheng, PhD, MS
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Computational Analysis of Gene Regulation in Cancer Specific Gene Modules

 
 
 

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