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Sheridan Swan

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sheridan completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University under the mentorship of Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda in 2023. During her Ph.D., Sheridan investigated enhancing CAR T cell therapy in mouse EGFRvIII heterogenous glioblastoma through improving intratumoral CAR T cell abundance and engaging the endogenous immune system. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow focused on cancer immunotherapies at the University of Chicago in the labs of Dr. Melody Swartz and Dr. Jeffrey Hubbell. Outside of lab, Sheridan enjoys exploring new countries, cultures, and food as well as experimenting with new culinary recipes.


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.


Swan SL, Mehta N, Ilich E, Shen SH, Wilkinson DS, Anderson AR, Segura T, Sanchez-Perez L, Sampson JH, Bellamkonda RV. IL7 and IL7 Flt3L co-expressing CAR T cells improve therapeutic efficacy in mouse EGFRvIII heterogeneous glioblastoma. Front Immunol. 2023 Feb 3;14:1085547. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2023.1085547. PMID: 36817432; PMCID: PMC9936235.

Lyon JG, Carroll SL, Mokarram N, Bellamkonda RV. Electrotaxis of Glioblastoma and Medulloblastoma Spheroidal Aggregates. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 29;9(1):5309. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41505-6. PMID: 30926929; PMCID: PMC6441013.

Saxena T, Lyon JG, Pai SB, Pare D, Amero J, Karumbaiah L, Carroll SL, Gaupp E, Bellamkonda RV. Engineering Controlled Peritumoral Inflammation to Constrain Brain Tumor Growth. Adv Healthc Mater. 2019 Feb;8(4):e1801076. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201801076. Epub 2018 Dec 11. PMID: 30537355; PMCID: PMC6657526.

Falcone JD, Carroll SL, Saxena T, Mandavia D, Clark A, Yarabarla V, Bellamkonda RV. Correlation of mRNA Expression and Signal Variability in Chronic Intracortical Electrodes. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2018 Mar 27;6:26. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2018.00026. PMID: 29637071; PMCID: PMC5880884.

Lyon JG, Mokarram N, Saxena T, Carroll SL, Bellamkonda RV. Engineering challenges for brain tumor immunotherapy. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2017 May 15;114:19-32. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 15. PMID: 28625831; PMCID: PMC5870902.

Somasuntharam I, Yehl K, Carroll SL, Maxwell JT, Martinez MD, Che PL, Brown ME, Salaita K, Davis ME. Knockdown of TNF-α by DNAzyme gold nanoparticles as an anti-inflammatory therapy for myocardial infarction. Biomaterials. 2016 Mar;83:12-22. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.12.022. Epub 2015 Dec 21. PMID: 26773660; PMCID: PMC5564214

Somasuntharam I, Carroll S, Brown M, Garcia A, Davis M. Abstract 255: Modulation Of Cardiac Macrophages As A Strategy For Infarct Healing. Circulation Research. 2018 April 4, 113 (suppl_1), A255-A255

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