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Melody Swartz

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Nick Mitrousis

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Alexandra Magold

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Lea Maillat

Chitavi Maulloo

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Ruolan Zhou

Peyman Hosseinchi

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Trevin Kurtanich

Rachel Weathered

Gustavo Andrés Vásquez Montoya

Margo MacDonald

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Calixto Salles

Emma Stewart

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Yue Wang

Melody A. Swartz, PhD

William B. Ogden Professor of Molecular Engineering

Lymphatic Physiology, Cancer Research, Immunotherapy

Postdoctoral scientists and engineers

Nikolaos Mitrousis, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Inducing anticancer immunity by combining lymphangiogenesis and immune stimulation.

Alexandra Magold, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Targeting lymphatic ciliation for chronic inflammation, atherosclerosis and cancer therapies.

Graduate students

Léa Maillat

PhD candidate

Role of lymphatics in the formation, transport, and distribution kinetics of tumor exosomes

Ruolan Zhou

PhD candidate

In vitro models of the tumor microenvironment.

Chitavi Maulloo

PhD candidate

Chitavi investigates targeted adjuvanted biomaterials to improve vaccination platforms, especially in cancer immunotherapy.

Peyman Hosseinchi

PhD candidate

Peyman's research involves understanding the immunological role of the lymphatic system in shaping immune responses. More specifically, he tries to understand how the lymphatic vessels modulate the tumor microenvironment and the anti-tumor immunity in breast cancer. The goal is to elucidate the mechanisms lymphatics affect responsiveness to immunotherapies.

Rachel Weathered

PhD candidate

In vitro models of the tumor microenvironment.

Gustavo Andrés Vásquez Montoya

PhD candidate

The integration of multi-scale modeling and simulations of in vitro and in vivo experiments for the study of cancer immunobiology and cancer immunotherapy.

Trevin Kurtanich

PhD candidate

The role of lymphatics in immunity, specifically in how they may promote an enhanced memory response in both tumor and vaccination contexts.

Margo MacDonald

PhD candidate

My work explores the role of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in the tumor microenvironment and examining how the biomechanical properties of the tumor microenvironment impact immunotherapy response. Recently, I have also been investigating the role NETs and lymphatic clotting play in severe cases of COVID-19

Calixto Mateos Salles

PhD candidate

The role of lymphatics and their microenvironment in the education and priming of T cell memory.

Emma Stewart

PhD candidate

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Technician

Yue Wang

Technician