Class of 2024

2023-2024 CPCM Scholars (left to right): Bocheng Wu, Elen Torres, Jonuelle Acosta

  • Bocheng Wu (Koehler Lab): Bocheng is screening small molecule compounds to inhibit transcriptional drivers of T cell exhaustion and thus restore anti-tumor T cell functions.
  • Elen Torres (Spranger Lab): Elen is studying the immunosuppressive mechanism of a known stem cell regulator, SOX2, in mediating poor anti-tumor immune responses in non-small cell lung cancer patients.
  • Jonuelle Acosta (Hemann Lab): Jon is leveraging precision genome editing technologies to investigate the role of specific genetic variants on cancer progression and response to therapy, with a focus on leukemia and lung cancer.