Class Year: M3
Undergraduate Education: BS/06 Chemistry/Penn State U
Research Interest: Understanding the mechanisms of low-dose irradiation that promote tumor-targeting CD8+ T cell responses
Advisor: Todd Schell, PhD
Graduate Program: Cell & Molecular Biology
Description: We are investigating the role of cytotoxic T cells in the treatment of cancer. Tumors create an immunosuppressive, toleragenic microenvironment, and we are researching means of overcoming suppression of the T cell response and the development of T cell tolerance to "self" tumor antigens. Specifically, I will be looking at the role of lymphodepleting radiation treatment and it's effects on the tumor microenvironment and cytotoxic T cell response.
Penn State College of Medicine Graduate Research Forum, Hershey, PA (poster)
Translational Research Cancer Center Consortium, Seven Springs, PA
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