Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC)

The ECLC is the representative body of the early career researchers of the MRS

Charter of the Early Career Leadership Council

The Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) is the representative body of the early career members of the Metastasis Research Society. The ECLC was created and formalized by Lalita Shevde-Samant in 2011, and represents the graduate and medical students and clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are enrolled in educational or training programs leading to careers in cancer metastasis research and/or treatment.

Mission and Purpose

The ECLC supports the MRS’s mission to: understand the process of metastasis at the cellular, molecular and biochemical levels; identify and evaluate therapeutics for their ability to control or reduce metastases in preclinical models; and work with clinical colleagues to design and implement clinical trials to translate findings to the clinic. The ECLC serves to enable early career investigators to establish productive relationships with senior metastasis researchers and develop leadership and professional skills in a structured setting.  Overall, the ECLC addresses the needs of early career investigators and develops and implements ECLC-sponsored activities such as webinars and meetings.  Importantly, the ECLC leads the planning of the MRS’ Young Investigator Satellite Meeting, which takes place as part of the Biennial Congress every other eyar.

For information on how to be elected to the ECLC, please email us at eclc@metastasis-research.org

Members of the Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC)

Previous ECLC Members

We thank the previous members for their contributions to the ongoing success of the ECLC initiative

Past Committee Chairs

Lalita Shevde-Samant (2011 – 2016, ECLC Founder)
Thomas R. Cox (2016 – 2018)
Lucia Borriello (2018 – 2020)
Adrian Wiegmans (2020 – 2022)

Past Committee Members

Clare Slaney (2011 – 2014)
Christina Tekle (2011 – 2014)
Thomas R. Cox (2012 – 2018)
Josh Neman (2012 – 2016)
Angelina Londono Joshi (2012 – 2016)
Sandra D. Scherer (née Klusmeier) (2014 – 2018)
Leah M. Cook (2014 – 2018)
Lucia Borriello (2014 – 2020)
Kristina Marinak-Whately (2016 – 2020)
Hanqiu Zheng (2016 – 2020)
Lenka Kyjacova (2016 – 2020)
Adrian Wiegmans (2016 – 2022)
Veronika Te Boekhorst (2018 – 2020)
Erica Goddard (2020 – 2022)