Education

Undergraduate
Bilkent University (2005), Genetics
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2010), Cancer Biology

Research Interest

  • Immunotherapy
  • Lung cancer development
  • Role of metabolic dysregulation in host-tumor interactions
  • Tumor microenvironment

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Lkb1 inactivation drives lung cancer lineage switching governed by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2.
Zhang H, Fillmore Brainson C, Koyama S, Redig AJ, Chen T, Li S, Gupta M, Garcia-de-Alba C, Paschini M, Herter-Sprie GS, Lu G, Zhang X, Marsh BP, Tuminello SJ, Xu C, Chen Z, Wang X, Akbay EA, Zheng M, Palakurthi S, Sholl LM, Rustgi AK, Kwiatkowski DJ, Diehl JA, Bass AJ, Sharpless NE, Dranoff G, Hammerman PS, Ji H, Bardeesy N, Saur D, Watanabe H, Kim CF, Wong KK Nat Commun 2017 Apr 8 14922
Development of Selective Covalent Janus Kinase 3 Inhibitors.
Tan L, Akahane K, McNally R, Reyskens KM, Ficarro SB, Liu S, Herter-Sprie GS, Koyama S, Pattison MJ, Labella K, Johannessen L, Akbay EA, Wong KK, Frank DA, Marto JA, Look TA, Arthur JS, Eck MJ, Gray NS J. Med. Chem. 2015 Aug 58 16 6589-606
Image-guided radiotherapy platform using single nodule conditional lung cancer mouse models.
Herter-Sprie GS, Korideck H, Christensen CL, Herter JM, Rhee K, Berbeco RI, Bennett DG, Akbay EA, Kozono D, Mak RH, Mike Makrigiorgos G, Kimmelman AC, Wong KK Nat Commun 2014 Dec 5 5870
Targeting transcriptional addictions in small cell lung cancer with a covalent CDK7 inhibitor.
Christensen CL, Kwiatkowski N, Abraham BJ, Carretero J, Al-Shahrour F, Zhang T, Chipumuro E, Herter-Sprie GS, Akbay EA, Altabef A, Zhang J, Shimamura T, Capelletti M, Reibel JB, Cavanaugh JD, Gao P, Liu Y, Michaelsen SR, Poulsen HS, Aref AR, Barbie DA, Bradner JE, George RE, Gray NS, Young RA, Wong KK Cancer Cell 2014 Dec 26 6 909-22

Honors & Awards

  • Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar Award
    (2016-2020)
  • International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Young Investigator Award
    (2016-2017)
  • William Guy Forbeck Foundation Scholar Award
    (2015-2015)
  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)- Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award
    (2014-2014)
  • Outstanding Cancer Related Poster Award at the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center 3rd Annual Scientific Retreat, UT Southwestern Medical Center
    (2008-2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)