Mayo Clinic cancer researchers receive funding from 2018 Eagles Cancer Telethon

Mayo Clinic researchers from all three Mayo campuses received funding from the 2018 Eagles Cancer Telethon in Rochester, Minnesota. For the third straight year the event raised more than $1 million for cutting-edge cancer research.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Rebecca Boddicker, Ph.D. (LABM '14)

Hematology research

Assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology and pharmacology

"Characterizing Chromatin Accessibility in Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma"


Jason Doles, Ph.D. (BMB '17)

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology

"Skeletal Muscle Regeneration & Muscle Wasting Disorder in Cancer Patients"


Nicholas Larson, Ph.D. (HSR '13)

Department of Health Sciences Research

Assistant professor of biostatistics

"Role of microRNA Dysregulation in the Genetic Risk of Prostate Cancer"


Yuichi Machida, Ph.D. (ONCL '08)

Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology

Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Associate professor of pharmacology

"Improving PARP Inhibitor Studies in Ovarian Cancer"



Alexander Meves, M.D. (I-1 '04, DERM '07)

Associate professor of dermatology

Department of Dermatology

"Precision Medicine by Targeting Cell Adhesion in Melanoma"


Rachael Vaubel, M.D., Ph.D. (BMB '13, MED '13, APNP '17, PATH '18)

Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

"Development of Novel Patient-Derived Models of Meningioma"

Jesus Vera Aguilera, M.D. (HEMO '20)

Department of Oncology

"Overcoming Immunotherapy Resistance"

Rentian Wu, Ph.D. (BIOC '14, MPET '15)

Pharmacology research

"Targeting GATA1 Actuated Enhancer to Overcome Chemo Resistance in Colorectal Cancer"

Mayo Clinic in Florida


Anna Carrano, Ph.D. (NSCI '15)

Research fellow

"Role of Osteopontin-CD44 Axis"


Emmanuel Gabriel, M.D., Ph.D. (S '17)

Department of Surgery

"Dynamic Control of Tumor Vasculature"

Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Nandita Khera, M.D. (HEMO '11)

Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine

Associate professor of medicine

"Management of Financial Burden on Cancer Patients; How Different Factors Impact the Well-being of the Patient"


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