Dr. Sang Awarded AJT Best Basic Science Paper of the Year

June 9, 2020

A paper by Dr. Adam Sang has been named the Best Basic Science Paper of the Year by the American Journal of Transplantation. The research for Sang's paper, entitled "Dual blockade of the PI3K/Akt/mTor pathway inhibits posttransplant Epstein-Barr virus B cell lymphomas and promotes allograft survival," was conducted in Stanford's Transplant Immunology Lab.

"I feel undeserving of the award; it really acknowledges the fantastic research environment that my mentors—including Drs. Olivia Martinez, Sheri Krams, Marc Melcher, and Carlos Esquivel—have put together. So actually, it's their award," said Sang.

Sang, who will graduate from the Division of General Surgery's Residency Program this month, says the award was a complete surprise as the papers based on research he did during his professional development time. After two years in the lab, Sang spent another year and a half finishing experiments and revising the manuscript.

"It also makes me very happy that the work my labmates and I have done has gained some acknowledgment. We spent countless hours, including on nights and weekends, feeding and injecting mice, culturing cells meticulously, running timed assays, etc," said Sang. "Honestly, during those moments, it always seemed like these individual experiments would never amount to much. So the lesson is, keep going forward!"