2017 MMRF Research Fellow Awards - Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

2017 MMRF Research Fellow Awards

MMRF Research Fellow Award Program Fosters Next Generation of Myeloma Researchers

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation has named the recipients of the 2017 MMRF Research Fellow Award Program. This program aims to prepare and support the next generation of young investigators who are at the forefront of research into myeloma disease biology, patient response to treatment and drug resistance and the advancement of precision medicine in the field of myeloma.

The MMRF Research Fellow Award Program is open to researchers at the post-doctorate/medical fellow or junior faculty levels who are working under the supervision or guidance of a research mentor in the field. Each Research Fellow is granted a one-year award of $75,000.

The 2017 Research Fellow Award Winners are:

Nicholas Banovich, PhD
Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, Integrated Cancer Genomics
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

“Characterization of Genetic Vulnerabilities in Multiple Myeloma”

Alexandre Detappe, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“Nanoparticle for Early Detection and Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) Disease in Multiple Myeloma”

Chuang Sun, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Medicine
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“New Generation CD138 Chimeric Antigen Receptor Targeting Multiple Myeloma”

Cindy Varga, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Internal Medicine
Department of Hematology/Oncology
Tufts Medical Center

“Histologic and Molecular Predictors of Renal Outcome in AL Amyloidosis”