Student Profiles

Name: Tung, Navpreet
Year you started at ISMMS: 2013
Program: PhD      MTA: IMM


Why you chose ISMMS?

ISMMS provides a collaborative environment rich in resources for me to succeed as a I pursue my doctorate.

Lab: Miriam Merad Lab


Cancer-associated stromal cells have been described to promote tumorigenesis in part by preventing immune cell invasion into the tumor mass resulting in increased T cell accumulation at the tumor boundary. My project aims to explore the molecular crosstalk between the immune and stromal compartments within the tumor microenvironment and how these interactions can be manipulated to promote immune cell invasion and effector function within the tumor mass upon immunotherapeutic treatment.

Undergrad institution and major: Delaware State University, Biological Sciences

What did you do between college and grad school?

I worked as a technician at ISMMS in the laboratory of Brian Brown studying the role of miRNA’s in immune cell function.

What do you like to do outside of school?

Outside of lab, I enjoy playing basketball and soccer, watching movies, and exploring the big city.

What is your favorite quote? “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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