SCI Fellowship Awards

2022 SCI Fellowship Awardees

Maria Angulo-Ibanez, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Katrin Chua, where she studies the molecular mechanisms and physiologic functions of the Sirtuin gene SIRT7 at the intersection of cancer and aging biology. Dr. Angulo-Ibanez obtained her PhD in Immunology at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Her research interests center around fundamental cancer research. As a graduate student, Dr. Angulo-Ibanez studied the function of ERK5, a MAP kinase, in genome integrity maintenance and hematopoiesis. She discovered that the absence of Erk5 impairs hematopoietic development through the deregulation of intracellular dNTP pools. Moreover, Erk5 loss facilitates tumor development in Atm-deficient mice. 

Gladys Rodriguez, MD, is a hematology/oncology fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine with a clinical focus on gastrointestinal malignancies. She has an impressive clinical training background, including an Internal Medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco, followed by her subspecialty training at Stanford in Hematology and Oncology. An overarching goal of her career is to develop scalable interventions grounded in theory and evidence to overcome inequities in cancer outcomes. Dr. Rodriguez proposes developing and testing a promising approach to overcome cancer inequities among low-income Latinx adults with cancer, focusing on precision medicine

Jason Ross, MD, PhD

Jason Ross, MD, PhD, is a Kaplan Research Fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. He completed his undergraduate training at Stanford University, where he majored in biological sciences and conducted research in stem cell biology. His current research is focused on the influence of radiotherapy on the tumor-immune microenvironment. Dr. Ross intends to continue studying how radiation affects tissues and tumors at the molecular level to modulate the radiobiological response of normal and malignant cells in order to improve the therapeutic index of radiation therapy.


Qian Yin, PhD, is an instructor in the Institute of Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection at Stanford University. Her research interest lies at the interface of materials science and immunology. She is focused on employing an engineering-centric approach to elucidate the key immune pathways for driving anti-tumor immunity. An overarching goal of Dr. Yin’s career is to leverage her expertise in polymer chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, and immunology to address the critical challenges in cancer therapy and ultimately translate the new materials or technologies into clinical applications.

The SCI seeks to increase the number of clinical, laboratory, and population researchers, who are carrying out cancer research with applicability to the basic biology, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer, or to the quality of life of cancer patients. This critical source of funding enables trainees to complete their cancer research training while applying for extramural support.

Proposal Submission Deadline: coming soon