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Eugene Cozza

Class Year: M3



  • M.D./Ph.D. Program


Biographical Information:

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA



Undergraduate Education:  BS/06 Chemistry/Penn State U


Research Interests:

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

Thesis: (tba)

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.

Meeting Presentations
  • 2012
    Penn State College of Medicine Graduate Research Forum, Hershey, PA (poster) 
  • 2013
    Translational Research Cancer Center Consortium, Seven Springs, PA




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