Pre-R01 Pilot Grants

Pre-R01 Pilot grants are intended to support new research ideas that address the MCC Scientific Priorities for Growth. Awardees are required to apply for federal funding (R01 or comparable) within one year of the award.



Defining the Etiology of CAR T-cell-Induced Neurotoxicity
Christopher Pennell, PhD Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School

DNA adductomics for the identification of DNA adducts to be used as biomarkers for personalized chemotherapeutic regimens
Silvia Balbo, PhD, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Sos1 as a novel oncogene in acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Michael Farrar, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School
Domain Selective BET Bromodomain Inhibitors of Epigenetic and Kinase Signaling
William Pomerantz, PhD, Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Engineering
Regulation of macrophage function by STAT3 and STAT5 during breast cancer growth and progression
Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medical School

Prevention Study of Daily Aromatase Inhibitor in Low Grade Endometrial Cancer and Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Britt Erickson, MD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, Medical School

Metastatic RCC therapy via nanoparticle-based whole tumor vaccine
Thomas Griffith, PhD, Department of Urology, Medical School

Phase 0 clinical chemoprevention trial of combinations of indole-3-carbinol and silibinin
Fekadu Kassie, DVM, PhD, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Pilot recruitment for the 10,000 Families Study
Logan Spector, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School