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2019 CTSC TL1 Awardees

Shady Elmasry, PhD

Fellow, Hospital for Special Surgery

Shady's TL1 research will explore quantifying the art of surgical decision-making in total knee arthroplasty.

Mentors: Carl William Imhauser, MS, PhD, Biomechanics, Hospital for Special Surgery; Alvin I. Mushlin, MD, SCM, Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD, Orthopedics, Hospital for Special Surgery.

Arijh Elzein, BS

Graduate Student, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Arijh's TL1 research will explore functional characterization of p110d mutants and their response to targeted therapies. 

Mentors: David B. Solit, MD, Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Olivier Elemento, PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Barry S. Taylor, PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Danielle Marie Gerhard, PhD

Fellow, Weill Cornell Medicine

Danielle's TL1 research will explore the impact of adolescent stress on the development of neural circuits underlying social behaviors.

Mentors: Francis Lee, MD, PhD, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine; Thomas Cleland, BA, PhD, Psychology, Cornell University, and Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, MD, Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Nikolay Ivanov, BS

Medical Student, Weill Cornell Medicine

Nikolay's TL1 research will explore deciphering the role of sex disparity in molecular profile and immune microenvironment in pediatric high-grade gliomas.

Mentors: Jeffrey P. Greenfield, MD, PhD, Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine; Michael F. Berger, PhD, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Christopher E. Mason, MS, PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine.

 

John "Jack" Keefe, BA

Fellow, Weill Cornell Medicine

Jack's TL1 research will explore personalized medicine for Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mentors: Barbara L. Milrod, MD, Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine; Cory K. Chen, PhD, Psychology, Manhattan VA Medical Center, and Jun James Mao, MD, MSCE, Integrative Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Chase McCann, MSPH

Graduate Student, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Chase's TL1 research will explore the pre-clinical evaluation of enhanced HIV-specific T Cell therapy.

Mentors: Brad R. Jones, PhD, Immunology and Microbial Pathogensis, Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Monika K. Shah, MD, Infectious Disease, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Samuel Simmens, PhD, MA, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, George Washington University.

Leslie Ann Modlin, MD

Resident, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Leslie's TL1 research will explore genetic testing disparities and assessing radiation sensitivity in young breast cancer patients with germline mutations.

Mentors: Atif Khan, MD, MS, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Simon Powell, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Xi Kathy Zhou, PhD, Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Ishani Dhakshika Premaratne, AB

Medical Student, Weill Cornell Medicine

Ishani's TL1 research will explore breast implant-associated ALCL in three-dimensional biomimetic platform.

Mentors: Jason A. Spector, BA, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine; Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, PhD, College of Engineering, Cornell University, and Giorgio Inghirami, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Research, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Brett Steineman, PhD

Fellow, Hospital for Special Surgery

Brett's TL1 research willl explore ankle joint mechanics after total ankle replacement.

Mentors: Timothy Wright, PhD, Biomechanics, Hospital for Special Surgery; Jonathan T. Deland, MD, Orthopedics, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Ivan Diaz, PhD, Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine.

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