We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join our group studying the role of humoral immunity in cellular senescence and de-novo carcinogenesis, with the ultimate goal of developing effective cancer vaccines. Our focus includes the tumor microenvironment, encompassing tumor-draining lymph nodes where immune priming takes place, and major hemopoietic organs such as bone marrow and spleen that can respond to systemic cues. We adopt squamous cell carcinoma models because we have access to biopsies from head and neck squamous cell cancer patients, which allow us to translate our basic science findings into clinical practice.
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