Jacob Goldberg Receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Jacob Goldberg, a medical student in the lab of Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, on receiving a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellowship. His project, “Description and Characterization of Endogenous Antibodies Found in Some Cancer Patients That are Capable of Recognizing Various Monoclonal Antibodies used in Cancer Immunotherapy,” seeks to describe a protein that has been identified in the blood of a few pediatric cancer patients which appears to correlate with a better chance of survival after treatment with a form of cancer immunotherapy (tumor-reactive monoclonal antibody). Further, he hopes to explore the potential role of this protein in adult cancer immunotherapy. The hypothesis is that this protein may improve the way the cancer therapy is working.