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1992-2004 GRANT RECIPIENTS

2004 Awards
3-Year Clinical Investigator Career Development Awards

John M. Pagel, MD, PhD; Fred Hutchinson; Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
"Pretargeted Radioimmunotherapy for CD20+ Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $225,000

2 Year Fellowships

Jean Marie Bruey, PhD; Burnham Institute, San Diego, CA
"Expression and Function of Pro-Apoptotic Protein NAC in CLL and Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000

Alice Fan, MD; Stanford University; Stanford, CA
"Combined Inactivation of MYC and BCL2 to Induce Lymphoma Regression"
Grant Award: $105,000

Matthew Glenn, PhD; Yale University, New Haven, CT
"Novel Inhibitors of STAT Signaling: Potential Selective Anti-Cancer Therapeutics"
Grant Award: $105,000

Mei Kong, PhD; Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
"Role of Phosphoprotein Alpha4 in Regulation of Lymphocyte Survival and Death"
Grant Award: $105,000

Andreas Krueger, PhD; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA
"Molecular Pathways in Thymic Development and Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000

Michaela Liedtke, MD; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
"A Novel Murine Xenograft Model of Human Lymphoma Using NPM-ALK-Expressing CD34+ Stem Cells"
Grant Award: $105,000

Paul J. Norman, PhD; Stanford University Medical School; Stanford, CA
"Impact of Natural Killer Cell Variation on Lymphoma and Transplantation Therapy"
Grant Award: $105,000

Masahiro Yoshimura, PhD; Harvard University; Cambridge, MA
" RNA Targeting for Novel Therapeutic Strategy"
Grant Award: $105,000


2003

3-Year Clinical Investigator Career Development Awards

Jonathan Friedberg, MD; University of Rochester    
"Improving monoclonal antibody therapy for follicular lymphoma"
Grant Award: $225,000

John Timmerman, MD; University of California, Los Angeles
"Immunotherapy of lymphoma using idiotype-loaded dendritic cells"
Grant Award: $225,000

2-Year Fellowships

Christophe Antczak, PhD; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
"Self-immolative tumor-targeted nanogenerators"
Grant Award: $105,000

Craig Bassing, PhD; The Center for Blood Research, Boston, MA 
"Histone H2AX and the suppression of lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000

Catherine Bollard, MD; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,TX
"Enhancing adoptive immunotherapy for relapsed Hodgkin's disease"
Grant Award: $105,000

Xiaoyu Li, MD, PhD; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
"The role of RhoGTPases in lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $105,000

Sylvie Giuriato, PhD; Stanford University
"Defining when oncogene induced lymphomagenesis is reversible"
Grant Award: $105,000

Irene Pedersen, PhD; The Burnham Institute, LaJolla, CA   
"Targeting chemo-refractory lymphoma & leukemia"
Grant Award: $105,000

Loren Walensky, MD; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA  
"Targeting apoptosis in lymphoma by chemical design"
Grant Award: $105,000

2002

3-Year Clinical Investigator Career Development Awards

Sherif S. Farag, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University
"Rituximab and Innate Immune Cell Therapy in BMT for Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $225,000

Sagar Lonial, MD.; Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine 
"Manipulation of Dendritic Cell Subtypes as Therapy for Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $225,000
2-Year Fellowships
         

Wen-Kai Weng, MD, PhD; Stanford University   
Project Title: "Mechanism of Antibody Therapy in Human B-Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000

Karen Haas, PhD; Duke University Medical Center  
Project Title: "Regulation of Normal and Malignant B Cell Function by CD22"
Grant Award: $105,000

Jin Cai Luo, MD, PhD; Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center
Project Title: " Regulation of BCL-6 Function by Acetylation"
Grant Award: $105,000

1-Year Fellowships

Paola Fortugno, PhD; University of Massachusetts Medical School     
Project Title: "Role of Survivin in Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $40,000

Hui Xu, MD, PhD; American Red Cross, Holland Laboratory 
Project Title: " T-Cell Specific, CD-20-like, Tetraspanning Transmembrane Family
Member as a Novel Therapeutic Target for T-Cell Lymphoma
Grant Award:  $40,000

Hirohito Yamaguchi, DVM, PhD; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  
Project Title: " Role of Bif-1 in Regulation of Bax and Apoptosis"
Grant Award: $40,000

1-Year Junior Faculty

Eduardo Sotomayor, MD; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center   
Project Title: "Strategies to Break Immune Tolerance Induced by B-Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award:  $75,000

2001

2-Year Fellowship Awards (CFL)

Stephane Berghmans, D.V.M.; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project Title: "Molecular Analysis of T-cell Lymphoma in Zebrafish"
Grant Award:       $105,000  Goldfine Family Fellow

Tulin Budak-Alpdogan, M.D.; UMDNJ/Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Project Title:  "A Post-Transplant Chemotherapy Model for the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma using Novel Drug Resistance Fusion Genes"
Grant Award: $105,000    Philadelphia Committee Fellow

Charles Eisenbeis, M.D., Ph.D.; The Ohio State University Research Foundation
Project Title:  "Mechanism of Interleukin-2 (IL-2) in Potentiating Rituximab Therapy for Epstein-Barr virus-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorder"
Grant Award: $105,000

Isaac Engel, Ph.D.; University of California, San Diego
Project Title:  "The Role of E2A Gene Products in the Suppression of T-cell acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000

Meghan Higman, M.D.,Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins University
Project Title:  "A strategy to prevent EBV lymphoma in high risk population"
Grant Award: $105,000  Friends for the Cure Committee Fellow

John P. Manis, M.D.; Children's Hospital, Boston
Project Title:  "Murine Models of Mature B Cell Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $105,000  Gloria and Sidney Danziger Foundation Fellow

Kevin D. Mills, Ph.D.; The Center for Blood Research, Inc., Boston
Project Title:  "The role of DNA double strand breaks in chromosomal instability and lymphomagenesis: modeling human lymphoma in mouse"
Grant Award: $105,000  Phyllis and Leonard Rosen Fellow

Minggui Pan, M.D., Ph.D.; Stanford University
Project Title:  "Role of c-IAP2 (Cellular Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein) on the Pathogenesis of Lymphoma, a Transgenic Mouse Model"
Grant Award: $105,000

Angela Stoddart, Ph.D.; University of California, San Francisco
Project Title:        " Interplay Between Endocytosis, Lymphocyte Signaling and Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $105,000  Karen Viskochil Fellow

Kunihiko Takeyama, M.D.; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Project Title:  "Dissecting the Molecular Heterogeneity of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma with Gene Expression Profiling"
Grant Award: $105,000  Errol and Gladys Cook Fellow

Thomas L. Warren, M.D.; University of Iowa
Project Title:        "Immunostimulatory CpG DNA as a Cellular Vaccine Adjuvant"
Grant Award: $105,000   Wachtell, Lipton Rosen & Katz Fellow

Mingjiang Xu, M.D.; Vanderbilt University
Project Title:  "The Role of Leukocyte-Associated Ig-Like receptor-1 (LAIR-1) in Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000   Charles Henry Leach II Foundation Fellow

1 Year Junior Faculty Grants (LRFA)

Dean W. Felsher, M.D., Ph.D.; Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title:  "MYC's role in human lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $75,000

Diana M. Metes, M.D.; University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title:  "Ex vivo generation of anti-EBV specific T cells with DC-based vaccines for the treatment of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD)"
Grant Award: $75,000 

Motonari Uesugi, Ph.D.; Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Project Title:  "Identification of DNA-Pk as a nuclear regulation of NF-kB"
Grant Award: $75,000 

Michael A. Teitell, M.D., Ph.D.; University of California at Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "The effect of aberrant TCL1 oncogene expression on B cell development and lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $75,000 

Angus C. Wilson Ph.D.; New York University School of Medicine - New York, NY
Project Title:  "Role of human herpesvirus-8 LANA in the pathogenesis of primary effusion lymphoma"
Grant Award: $75,000 

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Maho Amano, Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "Mechanisms of apoptosis resistance in mycosis fungoides: the role of CD7 and cell surface glycosylation"
Grant Award: $45,000 University of California ~ Los Angeles Matching Funds Program

Hongyu Deng, Ph.D.; University of California at Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "Transcriptional regulation of the interleukin-6 gene encoded by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus"
Grant Award: $45,000 University of California ~ Los Angeles Matching Funds Program

Utz Krug, M.D., Ph.D.; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ~ Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "DNA chip analysis on a subtype of Mantle Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000 Cedars-Sinai Matching Funds Program

Maria Lia Palomba, M.D.; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY
Project Title:  "New strategies for a lymphoma vaccine: xenogeneic and altered-self immunization against CD20"
Grant Award: $45,000 Mary Conlin Family

Vinod A. Pullarkat, M.D.; University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "Natural Killer Cell Phenotype and function in patients with Epstein-Barr Virus associated with Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $45,000  Pacific Studios

Kerry J. Savage, M.D.; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA
Project Title:  "Protein Kinase Beta 2 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in High Risk Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000  Silverman Family Foundation

Alka Srivastava, M.D.; City of Hope National Medical Center - Duarte, CA
Project Title:  "Cellular Immunotherapy with CD20 - specific T cell clones for refractory CD20+ lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000   City of Hope Matching Funds Program

Archontoula Stoffel, Ph.D.; The Rockefeller University - New York, NY
Project Title:  "Characterization of the Molecular Pathogenesis of MALT lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000

Jeff Summers, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
Project Title:  "Analysis of A20 lymphoma induced tolerance of tumor specific transgenic CD4 T cells"
Grant Award: $45,000

Michael von Bergwelt Baildon, M.D.; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA
Project Title:  "Identification of Novel Tumor Antigens in Follicular Lymphoma Based on Gene Expression Profiling"
Grant Award: $45,000

Dong Xie, Ph.D.; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:        "Investigation of Adult T-Cell Leukemia / Lymphoma
Grant Award:       $45,000     Cedar-Sinai Matching Funds Program

Saul Rosenberg Research Award (LRFA)

Gianni Bonadonna, MD
Istituto Nazionale Tumori - Milan,Italy
Grant Award: $50,000
2000

2 Yr. Fellowship Awards (CFL)


Renier Brentjens, M.D., Ph.D.; Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Project Title:  "Genetic Targeting of T Lymphocytes to the CD19 Antigen for Use in Adoptive Cell Therapy of B Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000  Errol and Gladys Cook Fellow

Yingna Cai, Ph.D.; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Project Title:  "Protecting Against Alkylating Agent-Related Secondary Leukemia"
Grant Award: $105,000 

Anatoly V. Grishin, Ph.D.; Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title:  "Regulation of Apoptosis in Lymphoid Cells by Tyrosine Kinase Lyn and Apoptotic Protein GADD34"
Grant Award: $105,000  Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Fellow
 
Wen-son Hsieh, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Project Title:  "Evaluation of Epstein-Barr Virus Specific T Cell Responses and Expansion of
 Antigen-Specific T Cells in Patients with EBV-Associated Hodgkin's Disease"
Grant Award: $105,000  Taffy Leavitt Memorial Fellow

Wei Hu, M.D.; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Project Title:  "Role of RhoGTPases in Lymphoproliferative Disorders"
Grant Award: $105,000  Phyllis and Leonard Rosen Fellow

Christene A. Huang, Ph.D.; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Project Title:  "Characterization of Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (PTLA) and Lymphoma in a Genetically Defined Preclinical Large Animal Model, the MGH Miniature Swine"
Grant Award: $105,000 

Leo Luznik, M.D.; Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, MD
Project Title:  "Lymphoma Specific Vaccination after Non-Myeloablative Allogenic BMT"
Grant Award: $105,000   Gloria and Sidney Danziger Foundation Fellow

Béatrice Rayet, Ph.D.; UMDNJ-Robert Woods Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Project Title:  "Functional Characterization of Rel/NF-kB in Apoptosis and Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $105,000   Alan and Berte Hirschfield Fellow

Sunil Arani Reddy, M.D.; Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Project Title:  "A Phase I/II Study of Vaccine Therapy for Mycosis Fungoides Utilizing
Recombinant Adenovirus Encoding Patient-Specific T-Cell Receptor Idiotype"
Grant Award: $105,000  Pier  and George Lowy Fellow
 

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Cibby Varkey Altamirano, Ph.D.; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "The Effect of Bone Marrow Stroma-Tumor Cell Interactions on Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Multiple Myeloma"
Grant Award: $45,000 

Allon Canaan, Ph.D.; Yale University School of Medicine - New Haven, CT
Project Title:  "Molecular Therapy of Epstein-Barr Virus Associated Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000 The Lincy Foundation

Christopher Felten, D.O.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "Prognostic Parameters in Untreated, Clinically Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $45,000 Department of Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles Matching Funds

Anja Franke, M.D.; Loyola University of Chicago, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center - Maywood, IL
Project Title:  "Modulation of T Cell Dependent B Cell Activation in Vivo by Soluble CD30-CD30L Chimeric Proteins"
Grant Award: $45,000 Sandra G. Novoson and Family

Marisa Galvan, Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "Mechanisms of Apoptosis Resistance in Mycosis Fungoides: The Role of CD7"
Grant Award: $45,000 Andrew MacLellan Memorial Fund

Sandra Gibson Hudson, Ph.D.; State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse - Syracuse, NY
Project Title:  "Ribozyme Induced Apoptosis in Hematopoietic Neoplasms" 
Grant Award: $45,000

Steven Horwitz, M.D.; Stanford University School of Medicine - Palo Alto, CA
Project Title:  "Toward Improved Management of Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders: A Prospective Clinical and Pathologic Study"
Grant Award: $45,000 Stanford University Matching Funds

Sunkyu Kim, Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Project Title:  "Glucose Transporter-1: A New c-Myc Target Gene"
Grant Award: $45,000  Silverman Family Foundation

Francisco Vincente Lopez, M.D.; City of Hope National Medical Center - Duarte, CA
Project Title:  "rAAV Mediated Gene Transfer for AIDS Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000 City of Hope National Medical Center Matching Funds

Christian Munz, Ph.D.; The Rockefeller University - New York, NY
Project Title:  "Investigation of the Molecular Basis for CD4 Immunity Against EBV-Associated Lymphoma and Other Malignancies"
Grant Award: $45,000 Michael Taylor Becker

Minggui Pan, M.D.; Stanford University School of Medicine - Palo Alto, CA
Project Title:  "Role of c-IAP2 in the Formation of Lymphoma: A Transgenic Mouse Model"
Grant Award: $45,000 Pacific Studios

Leslie Popplewell, M.D.; City of Hope National Medical Center - Duarte, CA
Project Title:  "Donor Derived Cytolytic Anti-CD20 T Cell Therapy for Patients Following Non-Myeloablative Stem Cell Transplantation for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000 Randolph W. White Foundation

Josie Siegel, Ph.D.; Weill Medical College of Cornell University - New York, NY
Project Title:  "p18INK4c Control of EBV-Induced Immortalization and Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $45,000 Mary Conlin

Kunihiro Tsukasaki, M.D., Ph.D.; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title:  "Molecular Exploration of Non-Gastric MALT Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $45,000 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Matching Funds

Jianlong Wang, Ph.D.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
Project Title:  "Development of a Novel Gene Therapy Vector for B Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000 Lehman Family Foundation

Gwo-Jen Day, Ph.D.; University of Southern California
Project Title:  "Is the Anti-Angiogenic Activity of Saposin-B Mediated by Regulation of PECAM-1
and VE Cadherin?"
Grant Award: $22,500

Mark Cannon, M.D.; Weill Medical College of Cornell University - New York, NY
Project Title:  "The Functional Characterization of the KSHV GPCR in Human Lymphocytes: Its Role in Primary Effusion Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $20,748 Rowe Family Charitable Trust


Saul Rosenberg Research Award (LRFA)

Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D.; Yale University, New Haven, CT
Project Title:  "The Identity of Gene Profiles Associated With 'Acquired' Sensitivity to Chemotherapy "
Grant Award:  $50,000

Special Project Grant (LRFA)

Michael Teitell, M.D., Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "The Role of the TCL1 Oncogene in AIDS-Related Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $20,000

1999

2 Year Fellowship Awards (CFL)

Caroline Baeumler-Klestil,  M.D.; Hospital for Special Surgery - New York, NY
Project Title: "FAS and Related Apoptosis Defects as a Cause for Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000 Charles Henry Leach II Foundation Fellow

Neelima M. Bhat, Ph.D.; Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Project Title:  "Treatment of B cell Lymphomas by V4-34 Gene Encoded Antibodies"
Grant Award: $105,000

Herve Husson, Ph.D.; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Project Title: "Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Follicular Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $105,000 Alan J. Hirschfield Fellow

Dangshe Ma, Ph.D.; Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, NY
Project Title:  "Alpha-Particle Emitting Constructs for Lymphoma Therapy"
Grant Award: $105,000 King Hussein Memorial Fellow
 

Sandra J. Meech, M.D.; The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO
Project Title:  "The role of Fas/Fas Ligand Mediated Activation Induced Cell Death in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Patients with Sezary Syndrome"
Grant Award: $105,000 Paul F. Ohman Memorial Fellow

Marion Subklewe, M.D.; The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Project Title:  "Active Immunity to EBV Associated Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $105,000

Jialing Xiang, Ph.D.; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Project Title:  "Bax-induced Apoptosis for Gene Therapy of Lymphoreticular Neoplasm"
Grant Award: $105,000 Robert C. Gasser & Family Fellow


Faculty Award (LRFA)

Jonathan Braun, M.D., Ph.D., Phil Koeffler, M.D., Jonathan Said, M.D., and Michael Teitell, M.D., Ph.D.;
University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Systematic Identification and Characterization of Genes Associated with Malignant Behavior
in Mantle Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $100,000 Neil Ruzic Family Foundation
Irving Granet Mantle Cell Fund

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Allon Canaan, Ph.D.; Yale University School of Medicine - New Haven, CT
Project Title: "Molecular Therapy of Epstein-Barr Virus Associated Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000  The Lincy Foundation

Amrita Krishnan, M.D.; City of Hope National Medical Center - Duarte, CA
Project Title: "High Dose Chemotherapy with Peripheral Stem Cell Transplant for HIV-Associated Non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $45,000  Pacific Studios

Mehis Pold, M.D.; DVA West Los Angeles Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "The Role of BCL-1 and Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Loci in B-Cell Transformation"
Grant Award: $45,000

Juan M. Zapata, Ph.D.; The Burnham Institute - La Jolla, CA
Project Title: "Role of CD40 and TRAF Proteins in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Follicular Lymphomas: Implications for Therapy"
Grant Award: $45,000  Lehman Family Foundation

Mark Cannon, M.D. ; Weill Medical College of Cornell University - New York, NY
Project Title: "The Functional Characterization of the KSHV GPCR in Human Lymphocytes"
Grant Award: $40,000  Mary Conlin

Lawrence Benjamin Gardner, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Project Title: "Mechanisms of Hypoxia Induced Growth Arrest and Apoptosis; Implications for Lymphoma Proliferation"
Grant Award: $40,000  Hirschfield Family Foundation

Joseph K. Hofmeister, M.D.; Ohio State University, The James Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
Project Title: "Anti-CD20: Evaluation of Signal Transduction Induced Apoptosis"
Grant Award: $40,000        Zuffante Family

Steven M. Horwitz, M.D.; Stanford University - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Clinical Investigation of the Use of Rituximab as an Adjuvant to High Dose Therapy and Treatment"
Grant Award: $40,000  Stanford University Matching Funds

Jennifer B. Lucas, M.D.; Stanford University - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Phase II Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Anti-CD20 Antibody in Patients with Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin's Disease"
Grant Award: $40,000  
 
Tse-Chang Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEG-F) in the Pathogenesis of Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphomas and Multiple Myeloma"
Grant Award: $40,000  Dept. of Pathology - University of California, Los Angeles Matching Funds    Silverman Family Foundation

Adrian Fritz Gombart, Ph.D.; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Molecular Alterations in HHV-8 Associated Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $35,000 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Matching Funds

Sandeep Rajan, M.D.; University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Does Telomerase Expression Differ in Viral Related B-Cell Expansion and Viral Related NHL"
Grant Award: $30,000  Larry Freeman Family
Larry McMillan Family

Timothy A. Johnson, M.D. ; University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Project Title: "Synergism in Chemo-Radioimmunotherapy of B-Cell Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $20,000  Michael Taylor Becker
Sandra G. Novoson and Family

Madhuri Wadhera, M.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Preclinical Evaluation of Anti-EMP2 in Lymphoma Immunotherapy"
Grant Award: $15,000 Rowe Family Charitable Trust

Milhan Telatar, Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Assessment of Molecular Emission and Stem Cell Purity in Follicular Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $10,000  Aaron Palkovitz Memorial Fund


1998

1 Year Fellowship Grants (CFL)


Allon Canaan, Ph.D.; Yale University School of Medicine
Project Title: "Molecular Therapy of EBV Associated Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $35,000

Tina Haliotis, M.D., Ph.D.; Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
Project Title: "The Role of Cellular Immunity in the Regression of CD30+ Cutaneous Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $30,000

Claudia Hriesik, M.D. ; University of Pennsylvania
Project Title: "The Role of HIV on B Cell Activation, Proliferation and Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $35,000
 

Terry H. Landowski, Ph.D. ; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Project Title: "The Role of Fas/Fas Ligand Mediated Apoptosis in the Pathogenesis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $35,000

Gang Wu, M.D. ; University of Nebraska Medical Center
Project Title: "Molecular Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $35,000

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Colette Adida, M.D.; Yale University School of Medicine - New Haven, CT
Project Title:  "Control of Apoptosis in Lymphoma by Survivin"
Grant Award: $35,000  Lehman Family Foundation

Yung-Kang Chow, M.D., A.M.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Molecular Basis for Lymphomagenesis in a Murine Model and Relevance to Human Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $35,000  Pacific Studios

Erik A. Gustafson, Ph.D.; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, MA (transferred from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
Project Title: "Activation of Epstein-Barr Virus Thymidine Kinase Gene Expression as a Treatment for B-cell Lymphoproliferative Disease"
Grant Award:  $35,000  Paul E. Tsongas Memorial Fund

Edi Levi, M.D., Ph.D.; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston, MA
Project Title: "Investigation of the Role of CD30-CD30L Signaling Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Hodgkin's Disease and CD30+ Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphomas: Implications for Therapeutic Interventions"
Grant Award: $35,000 Zuffante Family

Sandra J. Meech, M.D.; University of Colorado - Denver, CO
Project Title: "Upregulation of Aberrant CD95L Expression in CD95 Positive Lymphomas - a Possible Mechanism to Restore the Immune System's Ability to Eliminate Malignant Clones"
Grant Awards: $35,000

Robert Zygmunt Orlowski, M.D., Ph.D. ; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
Project Title: "Proteasome Inhibitor-Mediated Apoptosis of c-Myc Overexpressing Lymphoma Cells"
Grant Awards: $35,000

Frank Scappaticci, M.D., Ph.D.; Stanford University School of Medical - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Development of a Mdr-1 Gene Modified Dendritic Cell Vaccine for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"
Grant Awards: $35,000

Eduardo M. Sotomayor, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Project Title: "Studies of the Mechanism(s) Involved in B-cell Lymphoma Induced T-cell Tolerance"
Grant Awards: $35,000

Michael A. Teitell, M.D, Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles  - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Genes Involved in AIDS - Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $35,000  Silverman Family Foundation

John M. Timmerman, M.D.; Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Dendritic Cell Vaccination Against B-cell Neoplasms"
Grant Award: $35,000  Stanford University Matching Funds

 
Khaled Tolba, M.D.; University of Rochester Cancer Center  - Rochester, NY
Project Title: "Tolerance Reversal and Eradication of Pre-Existing Lymphoma Using Herpes Amplicon Vectors"
Grant Award: $35,000  Michael Taylor Becker

Sven de Vos, M.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Mechanism of Dendritic Cell Depletion in Follicular Lymphomas"
Grant Awards: $35,000  Dept. of Pathology - University of California, Los Angeles Matching Funds

David Calverly, M.D. ; University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Signaling Proteins in Anti-IgM Treatment of Lymphoma Cells"
Grant Award: $30,000  Larry Freeman Family 
Larry McMillan Family

Brian Christopher Lewis, Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Project Title: "Regulation of the CDK Inhibitor p27 by the c-Myc target Rcl; Possible Mechanisms for Cell Transformation"
Grant Award: $17,500  Mary Conlin

Timothy A. Johnson, M.D. ; University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Project Title: "Synergism in Chemo-Radioimmunotherapy for B-cell Lymphomas"
Grant Awards: $15,000 Paul G. Allen Foundation For Medical Research
Sandra. G. Novoson and Family

1997

1 Year Fellowship Grants (CFL)

Marcello Arsura, Ph.D.; Boston University
Project Title: "Mechanism of Nf-kB/Rel Control of B-Cell Lymphoma Apoptosis"
Grant Award: $30,000

Alberto Bessudo, M.D.; University of California, San Diego
Project Title: "Selective Stimulation of Subgroups of B-Lymphocytes and Development of Lymphoma in HIV Infected Patients"
Grant Award: $30,000

Zheng-Quing Fu, Ph.D.; Thomas Jefferson University
Project Title: "Crystal Structures of MTCP1 and TCL1 Oncogene Products"
Grant Award: $30,000

Marieke R. Koedood Zhao, M.D.; Boston University
Project Title: "Cellular Proteins Mediating Malignant Transformation of Lymphoid Cells by the V-Rel Oncoprotein"
Grant Award: $30,000

Jesus Gomez-Navarro, M.D.; University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project Title: "Gene Therapy for EBV-associated Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000

Nahid Razi, Ph.D.; University of California, San Diego
Project Title: "Regulation of the Lectin Function of CD22 During B Lymphocyte Activation"
Grant Award: $30,000

Amit Sanyal, M.D.; University of Wisconsin Hospital
Project Title: "Transduction of Drug Resistance Genes Into Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells"
Grant Award: $30,000

 
Sheng Xiao, M.D.; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Project Title: "Translocation (8;13) in Lymphoblastic Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Matthew Rettig, M.D.; West Los Angeles VA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Characterization of Chromosomal Translocations in Multiple Myeloma"
Grant Award: $35,000
 
Joachim Schultze, M.D.  ; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston,  MA
Project Title: "Induction of T-Cell Mediated Anti-Follicular Lymphoma Specific Immunity"
Grant Award: $35,000 Robert Decker, M.D.


Thomas Sweeney, M.D.; Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "The Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity of Cytokine Induced Killer Cells"
Grant Awards: $35,000  Paul G. Allen Foundation For Medical Research

Michael Teitell, M.D., Ph.D.; University of California, Los Angeles  - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Genes Involved in AIDS - Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $35,000 Silverman Family Foundation

Scott C. Todd, Ph.D.; Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "CD81: A Molecular Target for Inhibiting the Growth of Tumor Cell Lines"
Grant Award:  $35,000 Stanford University Matching Funds

Eric Chang, M.D.  ; University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Single Chain Development and Incorporation into the Moloney Murine Leukemia Retrovirus Env For Use Against In-Vitro Lymphoma Cells"
Grant Award: $30,000 Larry Freeman Family
Larry McMillan Family

Bhavana Dave, Ph.D.; Meyer Rehabilitation Institute University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Project Title: "Molecular Genetics of NHL: Characterization of add (1)(p36) and add (14)(q32)"
Grant Award: $30,000  Jerome Belzer Memorial Fund

Michael Streiff, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Project Title: "Regulation of p21 (WAF1 / CIP1) by Lymphoma-Associated Transcription Factor E2A"
Grant Award: $30,000 Battle Davis Memorial Fund

Yung-Kang Chow, M.D.; University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Candidate Oncogenes in Lymphoma Genesis and Transformation"
Grant Award: $20,000 Dept. of Pathology - University of California, Los Angeles Matching Funds

Larry Herrera, M.D.; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas - Dallas, TX
Project Title: "Treatment of a Disseminated, Advanced, Human B-Cell Lymphoma in SCID Mice Using a Combination of Immunotoxins and Antibody Plus Chemotherapeutic Agents Based on
In-Vitro Cytotoxicity and Cell Cycle Analysis"
Grant Award: $20,000

Dean Felsher, M.D. ;University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Project Title: "A Transgenic Model of Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $10,000 Sandra G. Novoson and Family
 

1996

1 Year Fellowship Grants (CFL)

Caspar Clemens, M.D.; Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Vaccine Therapy for B-Cell Lymphoma Utilizing Tumor Idiotype Protein Fused to GM-CSF"
Grant Award: $30,000

David Kennedy, M.D.; University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project Title: "Gene Therapy of Microglial Cells"
Grant Award: $30,000

William Rubin, M.D.; University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project Title: "T-Cell Immunity to Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000

Sheng Xiao, M.D.; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Project Title: "Translocation (8;13) in Lymphoblastic Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Itzhak Hakin, Ph.D.  ; Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Molecular Vaccines for B-Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Awards: $30,000 Stanford University Matching Funds

David S. Morgan, M.D. ; Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "A Comprehensive Study of Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Diseases"
Grant Award: $30,000 

Mariana S. Nacht, Ph.D. ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Boston, MA
Project Title: "Study of the Role of p53 in Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $30,000

Tsila Rosenvald-Zuckerman, M.D. ; University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Detection of Minimal Residual Disease in Hematopoietic Autografts from Lymphoma Patients by PCR of the Lymphoma Specific CDR III Sequence"
Grant Award: $30,000 Larry Freeman Family
Larry McMillan Family

Gustavo Cabrera, M.D. ; University of Alabama - Birmingham, AL
Project Title:  "A Gene Therapy Strategy for AIDS-Related Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $20,000

Dean Felsher, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco -  San Francisco, CA
Project Title:  "A Transgenic Model of Lymphomagenesis"
Grant Award: $20,000

Hyun S. Shim, Ph.D. 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD
Project Title: "A Novel Strategy to Identify Neoplasia and Lymphoma-Related c-Myc Target Genes: The Role of c-Myc in the Expression of Lactate Dehydrogenase"
Grant Award: $20,000

 
Sven de Vos, M.D.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Active Specific Immunotherapy in Acute Lymphoma Using Dendritic Cell Lymphoma Hybridoma"
Grant Award: $5,000


1995

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Alberto Bessudo, M.D.
University of California at San Diego School of Medicine - San Diego, CA
Project Title: "Molecular Analysis of Immuglobulin Genes in AIDS Associated Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000  Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Patricia Cortes, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University - New York, NY
Project Title: "In Vivo and in Vitro Studies to Understand the Role of RAG-1 and RAG-2 in V(D)J Recombination and in Lymphocytes Development"
Grant Award: $30,000

Thomas A. Davis, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Anti-CD20 Antibodies as Therapy for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000 Stanford University Matching Funds

Serge Manie, Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA
Project Title: "The Role of B1 Integrins in the Growth of Follicular Lymphomas"
Grant Award: $30,000

Deepika Parimoo, M.D.
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Number and Function After Infusion of Cytoxan-Mitoxantrone and Etoposide Relapsed or Refractor Intermediate High Grade Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000 Larry Freeman Family 
Larry McMillan Family

Alan R. Yuen, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Modulation of Multidrug Resistance in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma with PSC 833"
Grant Award: $30,000

Eric I. Rotman, Ph.D.
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Project Title: "Regulation and Role of PIM-1 Kinase Activity"
Grant Award: $25,000

1994

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Helen L. Collins, M.D.
Stanford University - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Dose Intense Chemotherapy with Growth Factor followed by Myeloablative Chemotherapy and Purged Peripheral Blood Stem Cells for High Risk Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000 Stanford University Matching Funds

Anil Tulpule, M.D.
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Association of Expression of MDR Phenotype in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma with Response to Chemotherapy with Newer Agents"
Grant Award: $30,000 Larry Freeman Family

Alan R. Yuen, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Modulation of Multidrug Resistance in Lymphoma with PSC 833"
Grant Award: $30,000 

Daniel E. Johnson, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: "Characterization of the Interactions Between BCL-2 Oncoprotein and Two Novel Human Proteins"
Grant Award: $25,000

Lori Kunkel, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Analysis of CDR3 Regions in Large Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $25,000

Chih-Chao Chang, Ph.D.
Columbia University - New York, NY
Project Title: "Alteration of the NFKB-2/Lyt 10 Proto-Oncogene in T-Cell Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $20,000

Richard C. Duke, M.D.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver, CO
Project Title: "Defects in FAS-Mediated Apoptosis as a Possible Cause of Human Lymphoproliferative Disease"
Grant Award: $20,000

1993

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Arturo Molina, M.D.
City of Hope National Medical Center - Duarte, CA
Project Title: "Novel Approaches in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Follicular Low Grade Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000

Beatrice Uziely, M.D.
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "MDR in Lymphoma: Impact on Taxol Response and Resistance Reversal Strategy"
Grant Award: $30,000 Larry Freeman Family

Mark Gilbert, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford University
Project Title: "BCL-2; Effects on Radioresistance, Tumorigenesis and Apoptosis"
Grant Award: $25,000

Pauline L. Lee, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute - La Jolla, CA
Project Title: "Role of Subcellular Localization of BCL-2 on its Ability to Promote Cell Survival Following Growth Factor Deprivation"
Grant Award: $25,000

 
Jose Lutzky, M.D.
University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA
Project Title: "Nuclear Retinoid Receptor Expression and Cytotoxicity of Retinoids in Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $25,000


Charles M. Farber, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY
Project Title: "Elevated Ascorbic Acid Concentrations and the Hydrogen Peroxide-Mediated Killing of Lymphocytes from Lymphoid Neoplasms"
Grant Award: $10,000

1992

1 Year Fellowship Grants (LRFA)

Nancy Bartlett, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, CA
Project Title: "Dose Escalated CHOP Chemo with Growth Factor Support (G-CSF) for Intermediate and High Grade NHL"
Grant Award: $30,000

David Brodeur, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York, NY
Project Title: "Molecular and Biological Characterization of Novel Deletion of the der(14) Chromosome Associated with t(14,18) Chromosomal Translocation in Follicular Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000

Ann Mohrbacher, M.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston, MA
Project Title: "Interleukin-6 Gene Regulation by Early Response Genes and Glucocorticoids in Lymphoma and Myeloma Cell Lines"
Grant Award: $30,000

Anil Tulpule, M.D.
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: "Prognostic Implications of Autocrine Growth Factors in Malignant Lymphoma"
Grant Award: $30,000 Larry Freeman Family