Below are Gilead’s Research Scholar Program Hematologic Malignancies Awardees and their research titles. As the program values diverse voices and innovative research topics to address areas of unmet medical need, you do not need to duplicate previous research topics in order to be successful for an Award.
Federico Gaiti, PhD
University Health Network
"Dissecting the mechanisms of clonal lymphopoiesis and its development into B-cell lymphoma"
Olli Dufva, MD, PhD
Wellcome Sanger Institute
"Decoding gene regulation at the intersection of innate and adaptive lymphocytes for augmented cellular immunotherapy"
Dane Vassiliadis, PhD
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
"Tracing non-genetic determinants of therapeutic response and relapse in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia"
Manabu Fujisawa, MD, PhD
BC Cancer Centre
"Elucidating the function of oncohistone mutations in large B-cell lymphoma"
Teresa Sadras, PhD
University of Melbourne
"Investigating mechanistic basis of therapy-resistance in high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia"
Steven Ngo, PhD
Francis Crick Institute
"Investigating bone marrow niche contribution to leukemogenesis and therapy resistance"
Mikko Myllymäki, MD, PhD
University of Helsinki
"The clinical impact of clonal hematopoiesis and circulating tumor DNA in high-risk lymphoma"
Héléne Gleitz, PhD
Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Understanding the monocyte-stromal cell crosstalk in myeloproliferative neoplasms"
Lingwen Ding, PhD
National University of Singapore
"Investigating the tumor suppressive role of mRNA decay activator ZFP36L1"
Monica Casucci, PhD
IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute
"Exploiting glycosylation blockade to boost the efficacy of CD19 CAR-T cells against B-cell malignancies"
Lina Benajiba, MD, PhD
"In vivo humanized bone marrow functional screening to identify microenvironment-related therapeutic targets in AML"
Charles De Bock, PhD
Children's Cancer Institute University of New South Wales
New South Wales, Australia
"Long read sequencing to characterize the alternatively spliced transcriptome downstream of mutant JAK3 signaling in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia"
Margherita Ghisi, PhD
Cancer Research Center of Toulouse
"Investigating the role of alternative splicing in metabolism and therapy resistance of AML"
2018 Award Recipients
Yoshikane Kikushige, MD, PhD
"Elucidating a BCR-Mediated Positive Feedback Loop that Confers Survival of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cells"
Giovanni Roti, MD, PhD
University of Parma
"Targeting Atypical Protein Kinases in T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”
*RSP has been awarded but not funded due to unforeseeable circumstances not accountable to the investigator or his research team
Fatih Kocabas, PhD
"Development of Small Molecule MEIS Inhibitors for Mitigating Cancer Growth"
2017 Award Recipients
Dominik Beck, PhD
University of New South Wales
“Targeting Leukaemia-Specific Regulatory Elements for the Treatment of Intermediate- and High-Risk Patients”
Benjamin Cao, PhD
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
“Chemosensitization of Drug-Resistant Acute Leukemia Using a Small Molecule Integrin Antagonist”
Javier Redondo-Muñoz, PhD
University Complutense of Madrid
“Unraveling Histone Modifications as Therapeutic Targets Against Leukemic Cell Migration”
2016 Award Recipients
Teresa Ezponda, PhD
Center for Applied Medical Research
"Deciphering the Role of IncRNAs in Multiple Myeloma"
Daniel J. Hodson, MD, PhD
University of Cambridge
"Developing New Models for the Functional Investigation of Lymphoma"
Hidekazu Nishikii, MD, PhD
University of Tsukuba
"Molecular Basis for the Involvement of Bone Marrow Microenvironment in Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Acute Myeloid Leukemia"
2015 Award Recipients
Raphael Itzykson, MD, PhD
"Clinical Relevance of Leukemia Stem Cell Diversity"
D. Michiel Pegtel, PhD
VUmc University Medical Center Cancer Center
Amsterdam The Netherlands
"Discovery of Lymphoma-Associated miRNA Variants by RNA Sequencing in Blood and CSF of Lymphoma Patients"
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