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Emma L

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Immunology, Neuroscience

Project ideas

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.

Hiding from the Guards: How Cancer evades the immune system

Cancer has some tricks up its sleeve: it can hide AND inactive immune cells that try to get rid of it. Find out what are these cancer defense mechanisms and how researchers use them to create cancer therapies by conducting a literature review on cancer evasion mechanisms and immunotherapies that counteract them.

The Right Match: Why are transplants restricted to only people you match with?

Transplants need to be MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) matched. Discover why MHC matches are necessary for transplant, and what role they plan in immunology and transplant rejection by conducting a literature review on the subject.

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