Understanding immune cell interactions for better cancer treatments

Immunotherapy is a highly promising approach to cancer treatment that boosts a person’s immune system to help find and attack cancer cells. However, immunotherapy’s success in treating cancer and inflammatory diseases is currently inconsistent. Scientists do not have a detailed understanding of how immune cells interact at a molecular level, or with other cells. Leveraging an interdisciplinary team with strengths in cell biology, biophysics, chemical biology and biomedical engineering, this cluster aims to develop next-generation techniques to monitor these immune cells in real time and develop effective pre-clinical models. Eventually, this knowledge could enable the cluster to predict the strengths and weaknesses of immunotherapy treatments, potentially revolutionizing how cancer and other diseases are treated.



Isaac Li 

Emmanuel Osei



Frederic Menard

William Hughes