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Brad Nelson, PhD

 

Director and Distinguished Scientist, Deeley Research Centre, BCCA Dr. Brad Nelson (lab)

Professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology, UVIC

Adjunct Professor, Biology, UVIC

Associate Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC

 

Education:

  • B.Sc,University of British Columbia, 1987

  • Ph.D.,University of California at Berkeley, 1991

 

Nelson Lab: 

Postdoctoral fellows: Julie Nielsen, David Kroeger, PhD, Pheh Ping Chang, Kwame Twumasi-Boateng

Graduate Students: Spencer Martin, and  Charlotte Lo

Undergraduate Students: Dylan Collins and Colin Sedgwick

Research Assistants: Katy Milne and Darin Wick

Research Intern: Jessica Pettigrew

 

Contact: Tel: 250-519-5705 , Fax: 250-519-2004 , Email: bnelson@bccancer.bc.ca


Research Interests

Our lab studies the immune response to cancer with the goal of developing immune-based strategies to prevent, detect and treat cancer. We use clinical specimens and murine models to investigate the complex interaction between the immune system and cancer at distinct stages of disease, including tumour initiation, progression, metastasis and recurrence. In collaboration with other groups, we are developing a clinical trials program to bring novel immunotherapies to patients at our centre.

 

Specific projects include:

    • Use of genomic technologies to map the immune response to ovarian, breast, prostate,  and lymphoid cancers before, during and after standard therapy

    • Development of novel target antigens and immuno-modulatory strategies for vaccine- and cell-based cancer therapies

       

      Academic Affiliations

      University of VictoriaDepartment of Biochemisty and Microbiology, and Department of Biology

      University of British Columbia, Department of Medical Genetics

       

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