Pathway to Leadership Grant

Home Research Research Grants Program Grants Awarded By Type of Grant Pathway to Leadership Grant

Pathway to Leadership Grants are for a five-year period and total $600,000. Introduced in 2010, they are awarded to highly promising postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to support the mentored research phase, career enrichment activities, and the successful transition to research independence and leadership.

The Pathway to Leadership Grants are administered in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Click below to learn about the 13 Pathway to Leadership recipients and their funded projects.

grantee-Abel-98x982016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Ethan Abel, PhD
University of Michigan
The Role and Regulation of HNF1A in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

2011 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Jennifer Bailey, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Stop the Start: Novel Insights into PanIN Initiation and Progression<

2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Kirsten Bryant, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Exploiting pancreatic cancer cell metabolism for therapeutic gain<

2016 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Rohit Chandwani, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The Epigenetic Plasticity of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Gina DeNicola, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Therapeutic Targeting of NRF2-regulated Metabolism in Pancreatic Cancer<

2012 Celgene Corporation – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Stephanie Dougan, PhD
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Transnuclear mice: understanding the T cell response to pancreatic cancer<

2017 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Luisa Escobar-Hoyos, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
mRNA Splicing in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Costas Lyssiotis, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Exploration and Targeting of Metabolic Dependencies in Pancreatic Cancer<

2012 The Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Oliver McDonald, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Johns Hopkins University
Genome-wide epigenetic reprogramming during evolution of pancreatic cancer<

2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD
New York University
Immunomodulatory mechanisms in Kras-driven pancreatic cancer and metastasis<

2010 Tempur-Pedic Retailers – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Zeshaan Rasheed, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Are Cancer Stem Cells Relevant in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma?<

2011 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
E. Scott Seeley, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Stanford University
Transport Proteins as Modifiers of Oncogenic Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer<

2016 Carina Rogerson – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Wantong Yao, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Syndecan-1 is a Novel Regulator for Nutrient Salvage Pathway

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