Instructors, Research Staff, and Affiliates

Michelle Atallah
Title: PhD Candidate, Cancer Biology
PI: Ed Engleman and Parag Mallick
Research interest: Network analysis of the immune interactome
Serena Chang*
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Discovering host biomarkers for cancer immunotherapeutics and current cancer treatments.
Chen Chen
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Single-Cell RNA Sequencing
David Kung-Chun Chiu**
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Edgar G Engleman
Research Interest: Studying T cell-myeloid cell interaction in cancer immunotherapy
Pablo Domizi**
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Kara Davis
Research Interest: Applying single cell technologies (CyTOF, AbSeq) to identify B-ALL cell subpopulations responsible for driving Antigen loss relapse after CAR-T cells therapies.

Almudena Espin-Perez*
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research Interest: Developing algorithms and novel computational approaches for biological data mining such building advanced methods to analyze genomics data across multiple datasets in the context of cancer initiation and metastasis

 

Yury Goltsev
Title: Senior Research Scientist
PI: Garry Nolan
Research Interest: Deciphering cellular cross talk implicated in development and performance of immune system.
Zinaida Good
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest: Data integration and systems immunology approaches to understand the tumor microenvironment of head and neck cancer.
Astraea Jager**
Title: Lab Manager, Life Science Research Professional III
PI: Kara Davis
Research Interest: Mass cytometry analysis of pediatric leukemias to better predict relapse and understand therapy resistance mechanisms, as well as mass cytometry method development.

Loukia Karacosta*
Title: Research Scientist
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest: Identifying EMT-induced mechanisms of drug resistance through single cell analysis of breast and lung cancer heterogeneity.

Irene Li*
Title: Graduate Student
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest: Utilizing model systems to interrogate mechanisms of immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment.
Bogdan Luca**
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Andrew Gentles
Research interest: Developing computational methods for studying the heterogeneity of tumor microenvironment.
Uriel Moreno-Nieves
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Understanding intratumoral NK cells and ILCs and ways to enhance their efficacy for immunotherapy.
Nathan Reticker-Flynn**
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Edgar Engleman
Research Interest: Querying Tumor-Induced Immune Tolerance During Lymph Node Metastasis and Subsequent Dissemination.
Tyler Risom**
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Andrew Gentles
Research Interest: Employing and advancing Multiplexed Ion Beam Imaging (MIBI) to characterize the tumor immune microenvironment in solid tumors, discovering new biomarkers of disease progression, and new therapeutic targets to combat cancer.
JuneHo Shin
Title: Senior Research Scientist
PI: John Sunwoo
Research Interest: Understanding how tumor cell heterogeneity affects immune response.
Vishal Gautham Venkataraaman
Title: Software Developer
PI: Garry Nolan
Research Interest: Developing algorithms for single-cell analysis – CODEX and data management.
Weiruo Zhang
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
PI: Sylvia Plevritis
Research Interest:  Radiogenomics, biomedical data integration and development of novel computational methods for data analysis in biomedicine.

*Pilot Project Recipient

**Administrative Supplement