Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

Grant Recipients

2015

Breann L. Brown, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elucidating key protein-protein interactions that control substrate selection by the Lon AAA protease

Travis James Chapa, Ph.D. 
University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine
Determine the mechanism underlying gamma-herpesvirus late transcription initiation

Laura M. K. Dassama, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Functional and structural characterization of a methanobactin transporter

David M. Garcia, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Heritable protein aggregation affecting RNA regulation

Tamia Alisha Harris-Tryon, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas
Microbiota-immune system interactions in the skin

Michael John Mitchell, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A nanoparticle platform for siRNA delivery to bone marrow endothelium to disrupt bone metastasis formation

Samira Musah, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Directed differentiation of human iPS cells to reconstitute kidney glomerular function in vitro

Thomas Pohl, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Role of G4 sequences in rDNA transcription and ribosome biogenesis and/or function

Steven Michael Santana, Ph.D.
University of Colorado-Boulder
A hydrogel-based microfluidic technology for biomimetic, in vitro cell culture in a hydrodynamic environment

Cecilia Sedano, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mammalian stem cells and the response to virus infection

Elenoe Cheddena Smith, Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
DNA elements within BCL11a and its target sequences in hemoglobin switching

David Ashley Van Valen, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Understanding host-virus interactions in bacterial systems at the single cell level

2014

Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D.
Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Structural/Molecular basis for passive immunotherapy against a Human Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

Albert Ernesto Almada, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Programming the muscle progenitor state

Sara Conard, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Role of IKKalpha in maintaining prostrate tumor initiating cells through regulation of androgen receptors

Oliver Isauro Fregoso, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington
Elucidating the role of the DNA damage response in lentiviral biology

Galo Garcia III, Ph.D.
University of California-San Francisco
Elucidating the Role of the Transition Zone in Ciliary Diseases

Courtney Rory Goodwin, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Phospho-proteomic profiling of metastatic breast cancer

Dennis Jones, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
Functional Analysis of Lymph Node Metastases

Markita Patricia Landry, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Detection of Unlabeled Proteins from a Live Single Cell Using Synthetic Antibodies

Sonya Elina Neal, Ph.D.
University of California-San Diego
Discovering the machinery and mechanism of ERAD-M retrotranslocation

Adrianne Marie Rosales, Ph.D.
University of Colorado-Boulder
Role of Matrix Elasticity in Regulating Myofibroblast Activation of Valvular Interstitial Cells

Joshua Charles Saldivar, Ph.D.
Stanford University
DNA replication stress-induced primary cilia dysfunction in the formation of malignant breast cancer

Rosa Anna Uribe, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Functional analysis of enteric neural crest cell migration and development

2013

Mehabaw Derebe, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas
Retinoid binding function of serum amyloid A proteins

Kimberly A Kempadoo, Ph.D.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
The role of dopamine in mediating hippocampal place cell stability and spatial learning

Daniel C Koch, D.Phil., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Unique cancer stem cell signature in MYC addicted progenitor cells

Carlos Ramon Ponce, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Functional roles of V2 and V4 parallel input pathways in object recognition

Francisco Eduardo Robles, Ph.D.
Duke University
Novel molecular contrast mechanisms for biomedical applications using pump-probe nonlinear phase dispersion spectroscopy

Philip Romero, Ph.D.
University of California-San Francisco
Engineering therapeutic proteins via large-scale sequence-function mapping

Felipe H Santiago-Tirado, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
Mechanisms of brain infection by Cryptococcus neoformans

Racquel Kim Sherwood, Ph.D.
Yale University
Identification of Legionella pneumophila autophagy regulators

Sade Monique Spencer, D.Phil., Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Investigating the role of astrocyte-secreted synaptogenic molecules in cocaine-induced synaptic plasticity and reinstatement behavior

Nikki Georgina Traylor-Knowles, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Some like it hot: the mechanisms of TNFR signaling in corals