Nikhil Joshi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations


Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology


My laboratory uses intricate tumor models and advanced approaches to investigate immune cell interactions with developing tumors. My goal is to determine mechanistically why these interactions do not lead to more potent anti-tumor responses and to identify entry points for modulating these interactions through genetic manipulation and therapeutic intervention. My previous studies have focused on using established complex mouse models to investigate how subtypes of T cells in the tumor microenvironment impact tumor development. My laboratory will combine advanced genetic modeling of mice and immunologic techniques to address fundamental questions in tumor immunology.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University, Immunobiology (2009)
ScM Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2003)
BS University of Michigan (2000)
Postdoctoral Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors & Recognition

  • LCRF Scientific Merit AwardLung Cancer Research Foundation (2017)

  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellowship (2010)

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Contact Info

Nikhil Joshi, PhD
Lab Location
Joshi LaboratoryThe Anlyan Center
300 Cedar Street, Ste S540

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
ImmunobiologyDepartment of Immunobiology
PO Box 208011, 300 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520

Curriculum Vitae

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