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Crystal L. Mackall, M.D.

Office of the Chief Staff

Fidelia Acevedo, Program Assistant
Ganesh Arvapalli, Special Volunteer
Clare M. Glynn, Executive Assistant
Samuel Haile, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Sophia Khan, Summer Student
Ramon Labitigan, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Candace Menke, Protocol Coordinator
Jennifer Rabb, Secretary
Rick Saunders, Information Technology Specialist
Yorleny Vicioso, Postbaccalaureate Fellow


Crystal L. Mackall, M.D., Branch Chief
Head, Immunology Section

Research Team:
• Sarah Alsomairy, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Yongzhi Cui, Ph.D., Research Biologist
• Cynthia P. Delbrook, R.N., Senior Nurse Specialist
• Claudia Derse-Anthony, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse
• Sabine Heitzeneder, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Steven Highfill, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Adrienne Hart Long, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Melinda S. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Clinician
• Kelly Richards, R.N., Nurse Specialist
• Marguerite Tucker, Summer Student
• Hua Zhang, M.D., Research Biologist
Fernanda I. Arnaldez, M.D., Assistant Clinical Investigator
Molecular Oncology Section
Terry J. Fry, M.D., Investigator
Head, Hematologic Malignancies Section

Research Team:
• Christopher Daniel Chien, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Waleed Haso, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Elad Jacoby, M.D., Clinical Fellow
• Ekta K Kapadia, M.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Haiying Qin, M.S., Research Biologist
• Yinmeng Yang, Predoctoral Fellow
Lee J. Helman, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Molecular Oncology Section

Research Team:
• Sosipatros Boikos, Special Volunteer
• Erin Gombos, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Christine Heske, M.D., Clinical Fellow
• Ellen Hong, Summer Student
• Amy McCalla, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Arnulfo Mendoza, Ph.D., Research Biologist
• Brieana Perritt, Summer Student
• Xiaolin Wan, M.D., Ph.D., Research Fellow
• Choh Yeung, B.S., Research Biologist
Rosandra N. Kaplan, M.D., Investigator
Head, Tumor Microenvironment Section

Research Team:
• Justin Dewayne Evans, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Amber Giles, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Miki Kasai, Research Biologist
• Meera Murgai, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Ellen Quarmby, Special Volunteer
• Caitlin Marie Reid, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Daniel W. Lee, M.D., Assistant Clinical Investigator

Research Team:
• E. Michael Bux, B.S., Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Christopher Rota, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• John Tracey, Summer Student
Carol J. Thiele, Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Cell and Molecular Biology Section

Research Team:
• Deblina Banerjee, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Norris Lam, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Zhihui Liu, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Seiichi Odate, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Veronica Veschi, M.D., Predoctoral Fellow
• Luke Wylie, Predoctoral Fellow
Katherine E. Warren, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Section

Research Team:
John W. Glod, M.D., Staff Clinician
• James Cardona League-Pascual, M.D., Research Fellow
• Cindy Lester McCully, B.S., Research Biologist
• Anandani Nellan, M.D., Clinical Fellow
• Peter Ronner, Research Biologist
Brigitte C. Widemann, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Section

Research Team:
• Srivandana Akshintala, Ph.D., Research Fellow
• Andrea Baldwin, R.N., Nurse Practitioner
• Meredith Chuk, M.D., Special Volunteer
• Diane Cole, B.S., Research Biologist
• Eva Dombi, Ph.D., Research Biologist
• Rachel Ershler, Clinical Fellow
• Wendy Goodspeed, R.N., Nurse Specialist
• Anne Goodwin, R.N., Clinical Research Nurse
• David Janhofer, Special Volunteer
• Nalini Jayaprakash, M.S., Research Chemist
• Seungyeon Jung, Summer Student
• Robert Murphy, B.S., Research Chemist
• Douglas Stewart, Ph.D., Adjunct Investigator
• Patricia (Trish) Whitcomb, B.S., Nurse Specialist

Associate Scientists

Rimas J. Orentas, Ph.D.
Immunology Section

Research Team:
• Alec Walker, Postbaccalaureate Fellow

Staff Clinicians

John W. Glod, M.D.
Jason E. Levine, M.D.
Hematologic Diseases Section
Melinda S. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D.
Immunology Section

Staff Scientists

Zhihui Liu, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology Section

Other Groups and Programs

Behavioral Science Core
Lori Wiener, Ph.D., DCSW, LCSW-C, Head
Pamela L. Wolters, Ph.D., Head
Brittany Abel, Special Volunteer
Stacia Martin Peron, Ph.D., Psychologist
Mary Anne Tamula, M.A., Research Assistant (Contr)
Kenneth Tercyak, Ph.D., Research Fellow (Contr)
Sima Zadeh, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Clinical Care and Education
Melinda S. Merchant, M.D., Ph.D., Head
Sama Ahsan, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Catherine Albert, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Colleen E. Annesley, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Kristin Baird, M.D., Special Volunteer
Alissa Caitlin Baker, Clinical Fellow
Stacy Cooper, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Sherri L. Depollar, Patient Care Coordinator
Joanne Derdak, R.N., Nurse Practitioner
Rachel Ershler, Clinical Fellow
Thomas James Fountaine, Clinical Fellow
Ruchika Goel, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Masanori Hayashi, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Christine Heske, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Jeffery Huo, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Fellow
Elad Jacoby, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Orly Klein, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Bonnie Wing Yin Lau, Clinical Fellow
Nicolas Llosa, M.D., Special Volunteer
Lisa McReynolds, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Vicki M. Richmond, Fellowship Specialist
Nirali N. Shah, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Diana Steppan, M.D., Clinical Fellow
Robin Young, Special Volunteer
Comparative Oncology Program
Chand Khanna, D.V.M., Ph.D., Head
Christina Mazcko, B.S., Research Biologist