McClane Watson ’15
McClane Watson ’15 of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been named a Damon Runyon Fellow by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, an honor that places him among the most promising early-career scientists in the nation. He is one of only 14 awardees in this year’s class of Damon Runyon Fellows. He is a postdoctoral fellow in the competitive Cancer Epigenetics Training Program at the Van Andel Institute, and had also worked at VAI as an undergraduate intern and research technician before earning his Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Pittsburgh. The four-year, $250,000 Damon Runyon fellowship will support him as he investigates new ways to supercharge cancer immunotherapies by identifying how metabolism fuels immune cells.
Photo courtesy of Van Andel Institute.