Mehdi Mollapour, PhD
Project Title: "Targeting the mitotic checkpoint in VHL associated kidney cancer"
Institution: Upstate Medical University
Mentor: Gennady Bratslavsky, MD
Sponsor: AUA Northeastern Section
Vivek Narayan, MD, MS
Project Title: "Comprehensive Peripheral Blood Immune Cell and Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Profiling for the Prediction of Clinical Response to Novel Immunotherapies in Renal Cell Carcinoma"
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Naomi Haas, MD and Erica Carpenter, PhD, MBA
Sponsor: Indian American Urological Association/Anupam Ted Kedia Research Scholar Fund
William Tabayoyong, MD, PhD
Project Title: "Phenotypic and Functional Characterization of T cells in Bladder Cancer Patients Treated with Pembrolizumab, an anti-PD1 Antibody, Prior to Cystectomy"
Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mentor: Ashish Kamat, MD, MBBS
Sponsor: Society for Urologic Oncology Research Scholar Fund for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence