- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Tumor Immunology, cancer biology, Immunology, Biotechnology
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Removing the breaks on immune cells to fight cancer cells
Checkpoint blockade therapy is a novel cancer therapy that blocks signals that inhibit immune cells trying to fight cancer cells. This type of treatment has been very effective to treat some types of cancers, but there's still a big need to find alternative approaches. In this project, we will review novel inhibitory molecules that could be targeted to treat cancer patients
Boosting the immune system to fight cancer
Immunotherapies seek to enhance the immune system to identify and kill cancer cells. In this project, we will review different types of immunotherapies like cancer vaccines, adoptive cell transfer, checkpoint blockade, antibodies, or focus on a particular type.