Mallery Olsen Receives Pediatric Oncology Student Training Award

Mallery Olsen, a medical student in the lab of Christian Capitini, MD, was recently awarded a Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. This $6,000 award is for her project, “Tracking of 19F labelled NK cells by MRI.” Because there is no way to track immune cells clinically after they are infused to treat cancer, through this research, Ms. Olsen will optimize a nonradioactive isotope of fluorine as a means of labeling natural killer cells for detection by novel MRI technology.