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Promise and Progress - Training Scientists Who Lead Cancer Discovery Around the Globe

Special Commemorative Issue of Promise & Progress: The Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins

Training Scientists Who Lead Cancer Discovery Around the Globe

By: Valerie Matthews-Mehl
Date: January 2, 2014

Training Cancer Researchers around the World
Training Scientists who lead cancer discovery around the globe.

Ludwig Center scientists are among the most sought after in the world. Each year, Drs. Vogelstein and Kinzler receive more than 1,000 applications from talented young researchers who want to train in the world-renowned laboratory.  The best and the brightest are selected. Some like Shibin Zhou, Nickolas Papadopoulos, and Luis Diaz remain members of the Ludwig Center laboratory.  Others go on to studies and faculty positions at other prestigious institutions and leadership roles in biomedical industry to help guide the world in the research and application of cancer medicine.

N. Agrawal, M.D.:  Faculty, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, JHU

P. Angenendt, Ph.D.:  Scientific Officer Inostics,, Germany

K. Bachman, Ph.D.:  GlaxoSmithKline

T. Barber, Ph.D.:  Eli Lilly & Company

C. Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D.:  Resident, Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

E. Brower, Ph.D.:  Researcher, Paragon Bioservices

I. Cheong, Ph.D.: Scientist, Temasek Life Sciences, Singapore

J.  Cummins, Ph.D.:    Resident, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

L. Dang, M.D., Ph.D.: Faculty, University of Michigan Medical Center

F. Diehl, Ph.D.:  CEO, Inostics, Germany

J. Douglass, M.S.:  M.D., Ph.D., graduate student, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program at JHU

D. Dressman, Ph.D.:   Life Technologies

K. Ericson, Ph.D.:  Lund University Clinical Sciences, Sweden

J. He, M.D., Ph.D.:  Resident, Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M University

Y. He, Ph.D.:  Faculty, Duke University

W. Hendricks, Ph.D.:  Staff Scientist, Translational Genomics Research Institute

M. Holdhoff, M.D., Ph.D.:  Faculty, Kimmel Cancer Center

X. Huang, M.D., Ph.D.:  Consultant, the Boston Consulting Co., Ltd., China

H.-J. Hwang, Ph.D.: Inostics, Baltimore

P. Jallepalli, M.D., Ph.D.:  Faculty, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute

S. Jones, Ph.D.:  Personal Genome Diagnostics

A. Kim, B.A.: Graduate student, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program, JHU

I. Kinde, B.S.: Graduate student, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program,  JHU

M. Kohli, Ph.D.:  Functional Genetics

R. Leary, Ph.D.:  Novartis

C. Lengauer, Ph.D., M.B.A.:  Director, Blueprint Medicines

M. Li, Ph.D.:  Pathology, JHU

J. Lin, B.S.: Washington University, St. Louis

D. Mandelker, M.S., M.D., Ph.D.:  Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

A. Nanda, Ph.D.:  Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

R. Pagliarini, Ph.D.:  Research Investigator, Novartis

D. W. Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.: Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine

B. Peter, B.S.: Genentech

C. Rago, Ph.D.: OpenOnward Co.

H. Rajagopalan, Ph.D.: Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

M. Reis, M.D., Ph.D.:  Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

S. Rey, M.D., Ph.D.:  Sr. Postdoctoral Fellow, Ontario Cancer Institute

I. Rhee, Ph.D.:  Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

J. Sager, M.D.: Medical Director, Sanofi-Aventis

S. Saha, Ph.D.:  Global Director of Research, BioMed Valley Discoveries, Inc.

Y. Samuels-Lev, Ph.D.:  Faculty, National Institutes of Health

M. Sausen, Ph.D.:  Personal Genome Diagnostics

K. Schmidt, M.D.:  Resident, Vanderbilt University

O. Schmidt-Kittler, Ph.D.:  Scientist, Sanofi-Aventis

D. Shen, M.D., Ph.D.:  Faculty, Genome Institute at Washington University

T. Sjoblom, Ph.D.:  Faculty, Uppsala University, Sweden

S. Springer, B.S.:  Human Genetics graduate student, JHU

G. Traverso, Ph.D.:  Faculty, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

V. Velculescu, M.D., Ph.D.:  Faculty, Director, Cancer Genetics & Therapeutics Lab, Kimmel Cancer Center

Q. Wang, M.S.:  Pharmacology Program student, JHU

T.-L. Wang, Ph.D.:  Faculty, Johns Hopkins University

Y. Wang, B.S.:  Cellular and Molecular Medicine student, JHU

Z. Wang, Ph.D.:  Faculty, Case Western Reserve University

C. White-Gan, Ph.D.: Staff Scientist, Novum

H. Yan, Ph.D.:  Faculty, Duke University Medical Center

J. Yun, Ph.D.:  Faculty, University of Wisconsin

X. Zhang, M.D.:  Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital

J. Zhu, Ph.D.:  Chempartner, Shanghai

Articles in this Issue

Directors Letter

Daniel K. Ludwig

Feature Story: The Gene Team

Honors & Awards

The Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins

Headline Makers

Training Scientists Who Lead Cancer Discovery Around the Globe

Sequencing Our Genes: Is Cancer Written in Our DNA?

Ken Kinzler on the Ludwig Center