Video Webinar: Immune responses to cancer immunotherapy outside the tumor

Matt Spitzer, PhD March 16, 2023

About the Video Webinar

In this educational webinar, Matthew Spitzer, PhD, reviews the current body of literature focused on answering the question “where do T cells get activated after cancer immunotherapy?” He also discusses his lab’s recent contribution in Cell (Rahim, Okholm, & Jones et al. 2023), which shows that successful T cell activation can be detected via peripheral blood immune profiling and that lymph node metastases can severely impair these processes. Read Teiko’s synopsis and highlights of Rahim, Okholm, & Jones et al. here.

About the Speaker

Matt Spitzer, PhD completed his training in Immunology at Stanford University in the laboratories of Garry Nolan and Edgar Engleman. There, he developed experimental and analytical methods to model the state of the immune system using high dimensional single-cell data. At Stanford, he also developed new strategies for inducing powerful immune responses against cancer.

Matt moved to UCSF in the summer of 2016 as a UCSF Parker Fellow and a Sandler Faculty Fellow and is now an Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology and an investigator of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Matt is the scientific cofounder of Teiko Bio.

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