Medical Student Claire Baniel Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellows Award

Congratulations to UW medical student Claire Baniel on receiving a 2018-2019 Medical Fellows Research Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This one-year award in the amount of $43,000 is for her project entitled, “Endogenous antibody response: role in the potentiation and outcome of combination anti-melanoma in situ immunotherapies.” Under the mentorship of Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, her project will characterize antigens recognized by endogenous antibodies as well as explore the utilization of endogenous antibodies as therapeutic enhancers, through use of immunologic assays including ELISA, flow cytometry, cell mediated cytotoxicity assays, high density peptide array, and mouse work.