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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

Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC

 

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Nelson Lab: 


Research Associate: Julie Nielsen

Postdoctoral fellows: Alex Miranda Rodriguez, David Kroeger, Kwame Twusami-Boateng, Maartje Wouters and Phineas Hamilton

Undergraduate Students:  Angela Cheng, Matt Noseworthy and Sonya Laan

Research Assistants: Bronwyn Gibson-Wright and Eunice Kwok, Katy Milne and Kristin Bowles

Research Intern: Heather Derocher and Stacey Ledoux

Graduate Students: Julian Smazynski, Nicole Little 

 

 

Contact: Tel: 250-519-5705 , Fax: 250-519-2004 , Email: bnelson@bccrc.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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