Medical Student Receives St. Baldrick's Summer Fellowship

Matthew Kutz, a medical student and Shapiro Summer Research Fellow working in the laboratory of Christian Capitini, MD, was recently awarded a St. Baldrick's Summer Fellowship. This $5000 award is for his project "Monitoring of 19F-labeled NK cell trafficking for Cancer Immunotherapy using MRI." Mr. Kutz will use a novel approach in tracking natural killer cells in vivo by MRI using a nonradioactive isotope of fluorine. He also hopes to develop protocols that will facilitate NK cell trafficking to, and elimination of, pediatric tumors.