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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.

Current Research

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The effect of lymphangiogenesis on tumor immunotherapy.


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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