Three Scholars Selected for CTSA TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program

March 18, 2021

Kristen Batich, Stephanie Blocker, and Rachel Cason
Kristen Batich, MD, PhD; Stephanie Blocker, PhD; and Rachel Cason, MD

Three new scholars have been accepted to the Duke CTSA TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program. The TL1 Program provides two years of funded time to support the research training of outstanding junior scientists.

The scholars selected this year are:

Kristen Batich, MD, PhD
Department: Neurosurgery
Project Title: Endogenous dendritic cell migration and neoantigen responses in spontaneous glioblastoma
Primary Mentor: Ashley Moseman, PhD

Stephanie Blocker, PhD
Department: Radiology
Project Title: Multi-modal imaging of tissue heterogeneity in tumors of the head and neck
Primary Mentor: G. Allan Johnson, PhD

Rachel Cason, MD
Department: Pediatrics
Project Title: Genetic predictors of therapy response in childhood nephrotic syndrome
Primary Mentor: Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS

Duke TL1 scholars will receive tailored professional development support and an NIH-scale postdoctoral stipend, as well as federally designated training-related expenses. Duke also offers TL1 programs for pre-doctoral students and physician-scientists.

Learn more about the Duke CTSA TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program.