ACGT Fellows

We are driven by our mission to support the extraordinary potential offered by cell and gene-based therapies to accelerate effective and safe treatment of all types of cancer. A list of our esteemed fellows is below.

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Year Name Award Location Cancer Type Research Focus
2010 Thomas Kipps MD, PhD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma and Leukemia Moores UCSD Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, LaJolla, CA Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Immunotherapy
2008 Carl June MD Joan Miller & Linda Bernstein Gene Therapy Ovarian Cancer Award Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Gene Therapy for Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy & Cancer Vaccines
2004 Carl June MD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Immunotherapy & Cancer Vaccines
2005 Xianzheng Zhou MD, PhD Young Investigator New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York Gene Therapy for Bone Marrow, Lymphoma and Leukemia Immunotherapy
2004 Jian Yu PhD Young Investigator University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion Gene Therapy for Lung Cancer Oncogenesis
2005 Yiping Yang MD, PhD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma and Leukemia Duke University, Durham, NC Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Immunotherapy
2003 Robert Vonderheide MD, PhD Young Investigator Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Gene Therapy for Neuroblastoma Immunotherapy & Cancer Vaccines
2009 Steve Thorne PhD Young Investigator University of Pittsburgh, PA Breast & Ovarian Cancers Tumor Specific Replicated Virus and Bacteria
2005 Thomas Kipps MD, PhD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma and Leukemia Moores UCSD Cancer Center, University of California San Diego, LaJolla, CA Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Immunotherapy
2005 Koji Tamada MD, PhD Young Investigator University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD Gene Therapy for Lymphatic Sytems Immunotherapy
2007 Khalid Shah PhD, MSc Young Investigator Massachusetts General Hospital East Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA Gene Therapy for Brain Cancer Brain Tumor Targeting
2005 Miguel Sena-Esteves PhD Young Investigator University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA Gene Therapy for Brain Cancer Oncogenesis
2006 Harald Sauthoff MD Young Investigator New York University, New York, NY Gene Therapy for Breast & Lung Cancer Modification of Adenovirus for Gene Therapy
2004 Michel Sadelain MD, PhD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia T Cell Engineering & Artificial Antigen
2003 Katherine Ryman PhD Young Investigator University of Pittsburgh, Center for Vaccine Research, Pittsburgh, PA Gene Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tumor Specific Replicating Virus
2004 Suzie Pun PhD Young Investigator University of Washington, Seattle, WA Metastatic Cancer Tumor Treatment Targeted Non-viral Delivery
2006 Eckhard Podack MD, PhD Investigator Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami, Miami, FL Clinical Translation of Gene Therapy for Lung Cancer Immunotherapy
2006 Kah-Whye Peng PhD Young Investigator Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, MN Gene Therapy for Multiple Myeloma Tumor Specific Replicating Virus
2007 Clodagh O’Shea PhD Young Investigator The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, CA Gene Therapy for Breast Cancer Next Generation Oncolytic Adenovirus for Lung and Breast
2010 Michael Lin MD, PhD Young Investigator Stanford University Human Gene Therapy Division, Stanford, CA Brain & Breast Cancers Tumor Specific Replicating Viruses and Bacterium
2007 Ronald Levy MD Clinical Investigator for Cancer GT Stanford University, Stanford, CA Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Immunotherapy & Cancer Vaccines
2005 Hyam Levitsky MD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Immunotherapy
2006 Maciej Lesniak MD Young Investigator University of Chicago Brain Tumor Center, Chicago, IL Gene Therapy for Brain Cancer Tumor Targeting & Vector Development
2003 Timothy Lane PhD Young Investigator University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Gene Therapy for Breast Cancer Anti-angiogenesis
2004 Mukesh Jain MD, FAHA Young Investigator Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Gene Therapy for Metastatic Cancer Anti-angiogenesis
2004 Chien-Fu Hung PhD Young Investigator Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Gene Therapy for Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy
2011 Hui Hu PhD Young Investigator University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy
2005 Biao He PhD Young Investigator The University of Georgia, Athens, GA Gene Therapy for Breast Cancer Tumor Specific Replicating Virus
2002 Thomas Griffith PhD Young Investigator University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Gene Therapy for Prostate Cancer Immunotheraphy & Cancer Vaccines
2010 Glenn Dranoff MD Investigator Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA Leukemia Immunotherapy
2002 Andrew Davidoff MD Young Investigator St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN Gene Therapy for Neuroblastoma Anti-angiogenesis
2006 George Coukos MD, PhD Judah Folkman Angiogenesis Award for Cancer Gene Therapy Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Clinical Translation of Anti-angiogenic Gene Therapy for Ovarian & Peritoneal Cancer Immunotherapy & Cancer Vaccines
2003 Laurence Cooper MD, PhD Young Investigator MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Gene Therapy for Leukemia and Lymphoma Immunotherapy & Cancer Vaccines
2007 Antonio Chiocca MD, PhD Investigator Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Gene Therapy for Brain Cancer Tumor specific replicating Viruses and Bacterium
2006 Roberto Cattaneo PhD Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN Gene Therapy for Lymphoma & Leukemia Tumor Specific Replicating Virus
2002 Jeffrey Bartlett PhD Young Investigator Callimune, Inc. Vector Development Gene Therapy for Ovarian Cancer
2010 Nabil Ahmed MD, MPH Young Investigator Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Brain Cancer Cancer Stem Cell Directed Therapy
2012 Herbert Zeh, III MD, FACS Investigator University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy
2012 Alexander Stegh PhD Young Investigator Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Brain Cancer Other Novel Therapies
2012 Douglas Mahoney PhD Young Investigator University of Calgary, Canada Breast Cancer Tumor Specific Viruses and Bacterium
2013 John Bell PhD Investigator Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Canada Brain Cancer Oncolytic Viruses
2013 Fan Yang PhD Young Investigator Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Pediatric Brain Cancer Non-viral Vector Gene Delivery
2013 Arnob Banerjee MD, PhD Young Investigator University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Blood Cancers Immunotherapy