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Nikhil Joshi, PhD

Associate Professor Tenure

Contact Information

Nikhil Joshi, PhD

Lab Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Immunobiology

    Department of Immunobiology, PO Box 208011, 300 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



The Joshi laboratory uses intricate tumor models and advanced approaches to investigate immune cell interactions with developing tumors. The 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. Our studies focus on using established complex mouse models to investigate how subtypes of T cells function in the tumor microenvironment and how their interactions with other immune cell types impacts tumor development. Our laboratory combines advanced genetic modeling of mice and immunologic techniques to address fundamental questions in tumor immunology.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016)
  • PhD
    Yale University, Immunobiology (2009)
  • ScM
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2003)
  • BS
    University of Michigan (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Class of 1961 Cancer Research AwardYale Cancer Center2023
Basic Science Research PrizeYale Cancer Center 2023
Young Investigators in Cancer ResearchPershing Square Sohn Prize2022
Emerging Leader AwardMark Foundation2022
James B. Dougherty MD AwardLung Cancer Research Foundation2021
Distinguished Young Investigator AwardImmuno-oncology Young Investigators Forum2019
Scientific Merit AwardLung Cancer Research Foundation2017
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellowship2010

Departments & Organizations