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Christina Cho, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate-Immunobiology

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Christina Cho, PhD

Research Summary

Identifying the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer development and progression.

Key words: stromagenesis, cancer-associated fibroblast, immune surveillance, immune evasion

Extensive Research Description

Previous research interests:

  1. Mechanosignaling within solid tumors: identifying the role of unfolded fibronectin fibrils in the cancer phenotype and drug resistance in non-small cell lung cancer
  2. Uncovering novel anti-tumorigenic activities of type I interferons
  3. Investigating the role of dyresgulated cholesterol biosynthesis in solid tumor progression

Current research interests

  1. Identification of novel cell surface receptors and/or ligands that control T cell response to tumor antigens
  2. Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying immune evasion during tumor progression
  3. Development of new immuno- and chemotherapies against human cancers

Research Interests

Autoimmune Diseases; Digestive System Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Neoplasms by Site; Precancerous Conditions; Skin Neoplasms; Stomach Neoplasms; Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal

Selected Publications