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2019 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars


Sean Agbor-Enoh, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Agbor-Enoh works to improve the survival of lung transplant patients. He is developing methods for the improved detection and treatment of antibody-mediated rejection, a major cause of early death following transplantation. 



Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska, The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Klubo-Gwiezdzinska focuses on clinical and translational studies finding optimal options for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Her work includes identification of genetic background of thyroid tumors, novel molecular targets for therapy of thyroid cancer and a comprehensive analysis of a cross-talk between cancer signaling pathways and metabolism.  



Paule Joseph, National Institute of Nursing Research and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Joseph conducts studies to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and management of chemosensory disorders and symptoms. She focuses on understanding the role of sensory science in metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes, as well as their interplay with alcohol and substance use disorders. 




Nirali Shah, National Cancer Institute


Shah is developing therapies to treat high-risk hematologic malignancies in children, adolescents, and young adults. Her research focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell based strategies and other antibody based therapies. 




David Takeda, National Cancer Institute 


Takeda uses functional genomic approaches to advance our understanding of prostate cancer, in order to provide new insights into potential therapies.