Vassiliki Saloura appointed as Assistant Clinical Investigator

Oct 11, 2017

Vassiliki Saloura, M.D., has joined the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch (TGIB) as an Assistant Clinical Investigator.  Dr. Saloura’s laboratory investigates the role of histone and non-histone protein methylation in tumor growth, therapy resistance and immunogenicity in squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract. Learn more . . .

Efsun Arda appointed as NIH Stadtman Investigator

Oct 2, 2017

H. Efsun Arda, Ph.D., has joined the Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression (LRBGE) as a Stadtman tenure track investigator. Dr. Arda spearheaded the development of genomic and epigenetic analysis of primary pancreatic cells obtained from children and adult donors using single cell analysis.  Her research focuses on understanding the genomic information that governs development, differentiation and function of pancreatic cell lineages.  Learn more...

Nicholas Restifo awarded 2018 ASM Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology

Sep 25, 2017

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Nicholas Restifo, M.D., Senior Investigator in the Surgery Branch, to receive the 2018 ASM Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology. The award recognizes scientists for their outstanding contributions to microbiology in service of science and the public. Learn more…

CCR’s Douglas Lowy and John Schiller receive the 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

Sep 6, 2017

Douglas Lowy, M.D., and John Schiller, Ph.D., of CCR’s Laboratory of Cellular Oncology have received the 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their groundbreaking research leading to the development of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. The Lasker Awards are widely regarded as the country’s most prestigious biomedical research prizes.

CCR’s Douglas Lowy and John Schiller receive the 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

Sriram Subramaniam named 2018 Biophysical Society Fellow

Aug 29, 2017

The Biophysical Society has selected Sriram Subramaniam, Ph.D., Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cell Biology, as a 2018 Fellow for his seminal contributions to the cryo-EM field and related disciplines, including electron tomography and focused ion beam imaging. Along with other distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, Dr. Subramaniam will be honored during the Awards Ceremony of the Biophysical Society’s Annual Meeting on February 19, 2018 in San Francisco.  Learn more...

Kevin Camphausen awarded ASTRO Fellowship

Aug 16, 2017

Kevin Camphausen, M.D., Chief of CCR’s Radiation Oncology Branch, is among 23 distinguished members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to receive fellowship designation. Since 2006, the ASTRO Fellowship has been awarded to physicians and medical physicists making significant contributions to the field of radiation oncology in research, patient care, education and leadership. Dr. Camphausen will receive his award during ASTRO’s Annual Meeting, held September 24-27, 2017, in San Diego.

Freddy Escorcia appointed as Assistant Clinical Investigator

Aug 9, 2017

Freddie Escorcia, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as an Assistant Clinical Investigator in the Molecular Imaging Program (MIP). Dr. Escorcia's work focuses on tumor-targeted, personalized cancer treatment. Targeted radionuclide therapy provides an orthogonal mode of cell killing that is distinct from, yet complementary to, existing small molecule and chemotherapy treatments.  Learn more...

Anish Thomas, MBBS, M.D.

Anish Thomas appointed as new NIH Lasker Scholar

Jul 27, 2017

Anish Thomas, M.D., of CCR’s Developmental Therapeutics Branch, has been appointed as an NIH Lasker Scholar Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Thomas is involved in translational clinical trials focusing on lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic cancers. His research interests include chemotherapy resistance and the use of synthetic lethal approaches against DNA damage response pathways, immunotherapy of thoracic cancers, predictive markers for response to biologic therapy, the cancer drug development process and clinical trial design.

CCR researchers receive Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator awards

Jul 13, 2017

Three CCR researchers, Stephanie Harmon, Ph.D., Fatima Karzai, M.D., and David VanderWeele, M.D., Ph.D., received 2017 Young Investigator Awards from the Prostate Cancer Foundation on July 10, 2017. The Young Investigator Awards support early-career scientists who are researching promising therapies for prostate cancer.

POB/JHU trainee awarded Teaching Fellow of the Year

Jun 29, 2017

Julia Cohen, M.D., from the Pediatric Oncology Branch (POB), received the Teaching Fellow of the Year award from the Johns Hopkins Hospital house staff. Julia is a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellow; a joint program of the POB and Johns Hopkins University. Fellows receive combined clinical training during their first year at both Johns Hopkins Hospital and the NIH Clinical Center. Nirali Shah, M.D., Staff Clinician in POB, said, “This is a huge testament to her kind, caring nature and compassion with which she treats everyone.”