Students

Santiago Acero Bedoya

Research Description:
My work focuses on activating and leveraging the immune system to elicit anti-tumor immunity with a special focus on increasing the efficacy of established immunotherapies.
Advisor(s):
Thomas Gajewski

Juan Apiz

Research Description:
Studying how cancer cells adapt to and survive under the nutritional context of the tumor microenvironment (TME). Building a multi-omics based metabolic profile of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells under TME nutrient levels.
Advisor(s):
Alexander Muir

Stephen Arnovitz

Matriculation Year :
2015

Briana Banks

Matriculation Year:
2019
Advisor(s):
Matthew Brady

Eric Bueter

Research Description:
Working at the interface of the research lab and clinic, our group is identifying mechanisms of resistance to anti-androgen therapies in advanced prostate cancer and translating these discoveries into improved treatment strategies for patients.
Advisor(s):
Russell Szmulewitz

Chufan Cai

Research Description:
Science interests: PDAC tumor; whether and which metabolite(s) in TME cause immunosuppression to T cells; Stress response: whether ATF4 is important for cancer growth
Advisor(s):
Alex Muir

Maia Clare

Matriculation Year:
2021

Deniz Nesli Dolcen

Research Description:
Focusing on determining how m6A mRNA modification translationally regulates triple-negative breast cancer gene expression.
Advisor(s):
Suzanne Conzen

Maria Evers

Research Description:
My previous research at Ohio University investigated ATP as a modulator of epithelial to mesenchymal transition / metastasis in lung cancer. My current research interests are in blood cancers, cancer immunology, cancer metabolism, and metastasis.
Advisor(s):
Shannon Elf

Nia Hammond

Matriculation Year:
2021