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Projects & Preceptors


When you apply to be a Student Cancer Research Fellow, you will select three preceptors/projects you would like to work on during your fellowship and note them on your application. We make every effort to assign you to your first choice but we may need to make alternative assignments based on preceptor availability.

Projects are located in the Denver-metro area, unless otherwise noted on the preceptor's page. Please note: our program takes place on the Anschutz Medical Campus, but we also have preceptors in Boulder and Fort Collins. Click on the preceptor's name to see a project description, position prerequisites and number of openings. Please note: Some preceptors are willing to consider you even if you don't meet the required number of years in college.

 

 CU Anschutz Preceptors


CU Anschutz Preceptor​ ​Topic ​Location

Steve Anderson, PhD

Molecular Biology​
CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Kristin Artinger, PhD​ Developmental Regulators of Cancer Cells CU Anschutz Medical Campus​
Benjamin Bitler, PhD Epigenetics, Signal Transduction, Tumor progression, Chemoresistance, Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Virginia Borges, MD Medical Oncology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Neil Box, PhD Oncology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Cecilia Caino, PhD Signal transduction, Cytoskeleton, Mitochondria, Adaptive responses to stress, Tumor progression, invasion and metastasis CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Mair Churchill, PhD Molecular Oncology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
E. David Crawford, MD Prostate Cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
James DeGregori, PhD Cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Joaquin Espinosa, PhD Transcriptional regulation of gene networks involved in Cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Mehdi Fini, MD Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Oncology, Aging and Cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Thomas Flaig, MD Genitourinary (GU) malignancies CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Heide Ford, PhD Breast Cancer/Pediatric cancers (Rhabdomyosarcoma/Ewing sarcoma) CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Nicholas Foreman, MD Translational Research - Molecular Biology in the Clinic CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Mayumi Fujita, MD, PhD Melanoma Research, Dermatology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Michael Graner, PhD Brain tumor cell biology and immunology with an emphasis on extracellular vesicles/exosomes, immunotherapy, and biomarkers. CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, MD Molecular Biology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Lynn Heasley, PhD Lung, Head, and Neck Cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Jay Hesselberth, PhD Molecular Oncology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Fred Hirsch, MD, PhD Lung Cancer Biology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Paul Jedlicka, MD, PhD Cancer Biology/Pediatric Sarcomas CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Aaron Johnson, PhD Molecular Oncology ​​CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Ken Jones, PhD Bioinformatics, clinical diagnostics based on genomic assessments CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Sana Karam, MD, PhD Head and Neck Cancer, CNS cancer ​​CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Shi-Long Lu, MD, PhD Head/Neck cancer, Lung cancer ​​​CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Traci Lyons, PhD Medical Oncology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Stephen Malkoski, MD, PhD Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Martin McCarter, MD Tumor Immunology, Surgical Oncology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Philip Owens, PhD Tumor Progression, Invasion and Metastasis CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Todd Pitts, PhD GI Cancers CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Dohun Pyeon, PhD Human Papillomavirus-associated Cancers CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Mary Reyland, PhD Cancer Biology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Jennifer Richer, PhD Endocrinology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
William Robinson, MD, PhD Melanoma Research, Cancer Biology, Genomics CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Isabel Schlaepfer, PhD Lipid metabolism in cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Rebecca Schweppe, PhD Thyroid Cancer, Molecularly Targeted Therapies CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Natalie J. Serkova, PhD Oncologic Imaging, Radiology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Jill Slanksy, PhD Tumor Immunology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Aik Choon Tan, PhD Bioinformatics, computational systems biology, targeted agents, signaling pathways, biomarkers CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Tamara Terzian, PhD Oncology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD Bladder Cancer Biology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Enrique Torchia, PhD Oncogenes, Cancer progression, Genomic Instability in Cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Raul Torres, PhD Tumor Immunology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Adrie van Bokhoven, PhD Prostate Cancer CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Linda van Dyk, PhD Microbiology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Margaret Wierman, MD Endocrinology ​​CU Anschutz Medical Campus​
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 Veteran Affairs Preceptors

​Veterans Affairs Preceptor ​Topic  ​Location
Jane E. B. Reusch, P​hD Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes, Gene Regulation and Transcription Factors National Jewish Health​
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 National Jewish Health Preceptors

​National Jewish Health Preceptor ​Topic ​Location
James Hagman, PhD Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes, Gene Regulation and Transcription Factors National Jewish Health​
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 CSU Preceptors

​CSU Preceptor ​Topic  ​Location
J. Lucas Argueso, PhD Genetic Recombination / DNA repair / Genomics Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Keara Boss, DVM, PhD Radiation Biology, Radiation Oncology, Comparative Veterinary Oncology, Immunology
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Daniel L. Gustafson, PhD Pharmacology/Cancer Biology/Experimental Therapeutics   Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Elizabeth Ryan, PhD Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Cancer Immunology, Dietary Interventions, Colon cancer control and prevention Colorado State University, Fort Collins​
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 CU Boulder Preceptors


​CU Boulder Preceptor ​Topic ​Location
​Karolin Luger, PhD Chromatin structure and function, gene regulation, transcription, DNA repair, enzymology, Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase, nucleosome assembly, structural biology, cryo-EM, x-ray crystallography, live-cell imaging

University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, JSCBB (East Campus)
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