Three new scholars, including Rachel Cason, MD, a first-year nephrology fellow in the Department of Pediatrics, have been accepted to the Duke CTSA TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program. The TL1 Program provides two years of funded time to support the research training of outstanding junior scientists.
The scholars selected this year are:
Rachel Cason, MD
Project Title: Genetic predictors of therapy response in childhood nephrotic syndrome
Primary Mentor: Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS
Kristen Batich, MD, PhD
Project Title: Endogenous dendritic cell migration and neoantigen responses in spontaneous glioblastoma
Primary Mentor: Ashley Moseman, PhD
Stephanie Blocker, PhD
Project Title: Multi-modal imaging of tissue heterogeneity in tumors of the head and neck
Primary Mentor: G. Allan Johnson, PhD
Duke TL1 scholars will receive tailored professional development support and an NIH-scale postdoctoral stipend, as well as federally designated training-related expenses. Duke also offers TL1 programs for pre-doctoral students and physician-scientists.