Technology Awards

sitc_log_color.pngEstablished in 2020, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Technology Awards serve as recognition to early career investigators who are poised to transform the immuno-oncology landscape through their research. The recipient(s) of this research award receive access to technologies and tools provided by sponsoring companies. 

Review winners by year:



SITC-Natera ctDNA in Immunotherapy Response Monitoring Fellowship and Technology Award
Mariya Rozenblit, MD
Institution: Yale University
Project Title: “The tumor microenvironment of triple negative breast cancers with detectable circulating tumor DNA after pembrolizumab treatment
Award: $40,000 and access to Natera's Signatera® testing technology


SITC-NanoString Technologies Single Cell Biology Award
Elshad Hasanov, MD, PhD
Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Project Title: “CosMxing renal cell carcinoma brain metastases to decipher immune checkpoint inhibitor resistance mechanism at single-cell and spatial context”
Award: Access to NanoString Technologies’ CosMX® DSpatial Molecular Imager (SMI)



SITC-Akoya Spatial Phenotyping Award
Laura Donovan, PhD
Institution: University College London, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Project Title: “The genomic and spatial hierarchy of primary and recurrent tumour ecosystems
Award: Access to Akoya’s Opal MOTiF™ immuno-oncology panels and the Vectra® Polaris whole-slide multiplex immunofluorescence platform


SITC-NanoString Technologies Spatial Profiling Award
Pauline Hamon, PhD
Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Project Title: “Characterization of the molecular and spatial diversity of macrophages in HCC to resolve tumor resistance to immunotherapy”
Award: Access to NanoString Technologies’ GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP)


SITC-NanoString Technologies Spatial Profiling Award
Awardee: Todd Triplett, PhD
Institution: University of Texas Dell Medical School
Project Title: “Determining the interplay between T-ALL and the immune system in distinct organs by digital spatial profiling”
Award: Access to NanoString Technologies’ spatial profiling technology