Perusina-Lanfranca, Mirna (Engelhard)

January 27, 2020 by seg2z@virginia.edu

Perusina-Lanfranca, Mirna (Engelhard)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interest:

In several tumor types, an immune-supportive tumor microenvironment in addition to the presence of CD8 T cells, is associated with better clinical outcomes.  The factors that regulate CD8 T cells’ entry into tumors are not completely understood.  A major focus of my research is understanding the mechanisms that control homing of CD8 T cells into tumors, with an emphasis on the role of the vasculature and homing receptor ligands expression.