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Jessica Pettigrew

 

Research Intern

 

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For my honours thesis project, I will be using a mouse model to investigate whether or not oncolytic viruses alter the tumour microenvironment in a way that can benefit therapeutically-activated T cells. Upon the attack of an oncolytic virus, tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) are released from lysed tumours, which should enhance their presentation to T cells and T cell activation.


My project focuses on developing a new approach in breast cancer treatment, with the hope of developing personalized breast cancer vaccines.