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Colleen Foley

PhD Candidate

I am currently a graduate student in Melody Swartz's lab studying lymphoangiogenesis in cancer. I completed a Bachelor's in biological engineering at MIT, then worked at Obsidian Therapeutics as a Research Associate on the Cell Therapy team for two years before graduate school.

My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which lymphangiogenesis potentiates immunotherapy in melanoma.


Foley CR, Swan SL, Swartz MA. Engineering Challenges and Opportunities in Autologous Cellular Cancer Immunotherapy. J Immunol. 2024 Jan 15;212(2):188-198. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.2300642. PMID: 38166251.

Offeddu GS, Hajal C, Foley CR, Wan Z, Ibrahim L, Coughlin MF, Kamm RD. The cancer glycocalyx mediates intravascular adhesion and extravasation during metastatic dissemination. Commun Biol. 2021 Feb 26;4(1):255. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-01774-2. PMID: 33637851; PMCID: PMC7910477.

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