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Bradley Nelson

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Brad Nelson

Distinguished Scientist and Director, Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer
Co-Director of BC Cancer’s Immunotherapy Program

Professor of Biochemistry/Microbiology at the University of Victoria

Professor of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia 

Administrative Assistant contact:  
Angela Lum  
Phone: 250-519-5700


B.Sc., University of British Columbia, 1987
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1991

Nelson Lab: 

Staff Scientist :  Julie Nielsen
Postdoctoral Fellows:  Alex Miranda RodriguezMaartje Wouters, Céline Laumont and Phineas Hamilton
Undergraduate Students:  Shelby Thornton,  Donald  Stevens, Naomi Smith, Natalya Patrick, Emma Field, Kayleigh Morris
Graduate Students:   Julian Smazynski
Research Assistants: Brownyn Gibson-Wright, Eunice Kwok, Katy Milne 

Immunotherapy Team:  Dr. John Webb,  Heather Lockyer, Nicole Little, Gianluca D'Antonio, Rachel Fung, Lawrence Laird and Leah McCormick 

 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

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