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The Sontag Foundation invests in scientists who are committed to advancing scientific discoveries and treatment breakthroughs in the field of brain cancer.
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5 DSA Awardees and/or Scientific Advisors

Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine
William Marsh Rice University

Kevin J. McHugh, Ph.D. Awardee, 2022

University of Pittsburgh

Sameer Agnihotri, Ph.D. Awardee, 2022

Yale University

Sigrid Nachtergaele, Ph.D. DSA 2021, Chemical Biology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Samuel McBrayer, Ph.D. DSA 2021, Metabolomics

Yale University School of Medicine

Sidi Chen, Ph.D. DSA 2018, Cancer Genetics

University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jian Hu Ph.D. Awardee, 2017

Jason Huse, MD, PhD Awardee, 2012

University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Andrew Venteicher M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2020

Dr. Clark C. Chen Awardee, 2010

The Hospital for Sick Children

Xi Huang Ph.D. Awardee, 2018

Michael D. Taylor, MD, PhD Awardee, 2007

Stanford University School of Medicine
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Suzanne J. Baker Ph.D. Scientific Advisor

Paul A. Northcott, Ph.D. Awardee, 2016

Young-Goo Han, Ph.D. Awardee, 2012

University of California, San Francisco

Susan Chang M.D. Scientific Advisor

Daniel A. Lim, M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2009

Tomasz J. Nowakowski, Ph.D. Awardee, 2021

University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jun Song Ph.D. Awardee, 2011

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Mark Johnson M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Advisor/Awardee, 2004

William A. Flavahan, Ph.D. Awardee, 2021

University of Michigan

Cheng-Yu Lee Ph.D. Awardee, 2008

Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD Awardee, 2017

Daniel R. Wahl, M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2021

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

James E. Bear Ph.D. Awardee, 2006

Weill Cornell Medicine

Hongwu Zheng Ph.D. Awardee, 2013

Dan A. Landau, MD, PhD Awardee, 2020

New York Genome Center

Dan Landau M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2020

Salk Institute

Clodagh O'Shea Ph.D. Awardee, 2009

Providence Saint John’s Health Center & John Wayne Cancer Institute
New York University School of Medicine

Gilad Evrony M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2019

National Cancer Institute

Kenneth Aldape M.D. Scientific Advisor

University of Alabama at Birmingham, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

Etty (Tika) Benveniste Ph.D. Scientific Advisor

Duke University School of Medicine

Peter Fecci M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2015

Chay T. Kuo, MD, PhD Awardee, 2008

John H. Sampson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ex Officio) Scientific Advisor, Ex-Officio

Kyle Walsh, PhD Awardee, 2015

Dayton Children’s Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Rameen Beroukhim M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2012

Mariella G. Filbin Awardee, 2019

Keith L. Ligon, MD, PhD Awardee, 2009

Charles D. Stiles, Ph.D. (Ex Officio) Scientific Advisor, Ex-Officio

Cornell University

Marco Simoes-Costa Ph.D. Awardee, 2020

Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute

Timothy Chan M. D., Ph.D Scientific Advisor/Awardee, 2010

Justin Lathia, PhD Awardee, 2014

California Institute of Technology

Marianne Bronner Ph.D. Scientific Advisor

Mitchell Guttman, Phd Awardee, 2014

Mikhail Shapiro, PhD Awardee, 2016

Rebecca Voorhees, Ph.D. Awardee 2022, Molecular Biology

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital

Ryan Flynn, M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2021

Emory University

Anna Kenney Ph.D. Awardee, 2003

Steven Sloan, MD, PhD Awardee, 2019

Exelixis, Inc.
Harvard Medical School

Adrian Salic Ph.D. Awardee, 2007

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Brian Patrick O'Neill M.D. Scientific Advisor, Ex-Officio

Joon H. Uhm, MD Awardee, 2003

Luminex Corporation

Anita Lal Ph.D. Awardee, 2004

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at University of California, San Diego

Frank Furnari Ph.D. Scientific Advisor

Loxo Oncology at Lilly

Barry Taylor Ph.D. Awardee, 2013


Anjen Chenn M.D., Ph.D. Awardee, 2003

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine