Intersect Fellowship – Past Awardees

2020 Awardees

Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D. (AAI ’92)
Professor and Director, Immunological Sciences
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow: Silvina del Carmen, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Duygu Ucar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Harvey Cantor, M.D. (AAI ’75)
Baruj Benacerraf Professor of Immunology
Harvard Medical School; Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow: Andrew E. Wight, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Meromit Singer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Andrew R. DiNardo, M.D. (AAI ’18)
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine 

Postdoctoral Fellow: Tomoki Nishiguchi, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Isaac Hilton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Rice University

Todd A. Fehniger M.D., Ph.D. (AAI ’11)
Associate Professor
Washington University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow: Jennifer A. Foltz-Stringfellow, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Allegra A. Petti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Washington University

Steven Z. Josefowicz, Ph.D. (AAI ’17)
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow: Alexia Martinez de Paz, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Christina S. Leslie, Ph.D.
Member
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

John W. Kappler, Ph.D. (AAI ’74)
Distinguished Professor
National Jewish Health

Postdoctoral Fellow: Brendan K. Reed, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Kirk Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Robin Lee, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow: J. Agustin Cruz, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)

Co-PI: Rachel A. Gottschalk, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Lawrence Prince, Ph.D. (AAI ’11)
Professor
University of California at San Diego

Postdoctoral Fellow: Dharanidhar Dang, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Debashis Sahoo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of California at San Diego

Martin Prlic, Ph.D. (AAI ’11)
Associate Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Postdoctoral Fellow: Florian Mair, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Evan W. Newell, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)
Associate Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Matthew D. Scharff, M.D. (AAI ’64)
Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow: GuoJun Yu, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)

Co-PI: Thomas MacCarthy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Stony Brook University

2019 Awardees

Karl M. Ansel, Ph.D. (AAI ’08)
Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Postdoctoral Fellow: Ni-Ting Chiou, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)

Co-PI: Hani Goodarzi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Daniel Bolnick, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)
Professor
University of Connecticut

Postdoctoral Fellow: Lauren E. Fuess, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Jill L. Wegrzyn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut

Jane H. Buckner, M.D. (AAI ’09)
President & Director
Translational Research Program, Benaroya Research Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow: Elisa Balmas, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)

Co-PI: Peter S. Linsley, Ph.D. (AAI ’93)
Associate Member
Benaroya Research Institute

Donna L. Farber, Ph.D. (AAI ’95)
Professor of Surgical Sciences
Columbia University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Fellow: Peter A. Szabo, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)

Co-PI: Peter A. Sims, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Columbia University Medical Center

Samuel Huber, M.D. (AAI ’18)
Professor
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Postdoctoral Fellow: Babett Steglich, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Stefan Bon, Ph.D.
Professor
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Denise Kirschner, Ph.D. (AAI ’01)
Professor
University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Fellow: Stephanie Evans, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)

Co-PI: Joshua T. Mattila, Ph.D. (AAI ’12)
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Pavel Pevzner, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)
Professor
University of California at San Diego

Postdoctoral Fellow: Yana Safonova, Ph.D. (AAI ’17)

Co-PI: Corey T. Watson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Adam G. Schrum, Ph.D. (AAI ’07)
Associate Professor
University of Missouri-Columbia

Postdoctoral Fellow: Kimberly G. Laffey, Ph.D. (AAI ’19)

Co-PI: Chi-Ren Shyu, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
University of Missouri-Columbia

Alessandro Sette, Ph.D. (AAI ’89)
Professor
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Postdoctoral Fellow: Yuan Tian, Ph.D. (AAI ’16)

Co-PI: Bjorn Peters, Ph.D. (AAI ’07)
Professor
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Ingunn M. Stromnes, Ph.D. (AAI ’18)
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellow: Adam L. Burrack, Ph.D. (AAI ’13)

Co-PI: Steve Shen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
University of Minnesota

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