Julian Smazynski is a Research Associate at the BC Cancer Deeley Research Centre. Julian completed his BSc (Hons) in Microbiology at the University of Victoria in the lab of Dr. Julian Lum (BC Cancer – Deeley Research Centre) and his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Victoria in the lab of Dr. Brad Nelson (BC Cancer – Deeley Research Centre). His work is currently focused on designing novel combinatorial therapies utilizing Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells and Oncolytic Viruses (OV), and leads the Flow Cytometry Core of the Molecular and Cellular Immunology Core (MCIC).

  • Combinatorial CAR T cell and oncolytic virus immunotherapies
  • Novel genetic engineering of immunoreceptors
  • Tissue Resident Memory (TRM) T cell immunology
  • TIGIT/CD155 mediated immune suppression
  • Cellular immunology, cellular engineering, adoptive cell therapies, oncolytic virus therapies
  • High dimensional flow cytometry
  • BSc. Hons (Microbiology), University of Victoria, 2016
  • PhD (Biochemistry), University of Victoria, 2022
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