Jesse awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship
"Tremendous honor" say DuPage. The Gilliam Fellowship supports adviser-student pairs as part of a program to advance diversity and inclusion in science. Jesse's work aims to decipher the role of reactive oxygen species within the tumor microenvironment in shaping regulatory T cell function. This may lead to new approaches to reprogram Treg function for the treatment of cancer. But Jesse and DuPage want to do more than just treat cancer better. With the support of this fellowship, they also have bold plans for addressing shortcomings in representation and inclusion of underrepresented populations in scientific research. "We have a lot of work to do!" says DuPage.