The Cancer Immunobiology Center houses seven faculty members and one active Professor Emeritus. In addition, we are associated with many other UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians and scientists that have dual appointments in Microbiology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics, as well as the Center for Immunology.
This multidisciplinary approach leads to a better understanding of how to utilize cells and molecules of the immune system to detect, target, and kill cancer cells, and how to develop effective vaccines.
Our faculty members:
- Develop immunologically based agents for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, graft-versus-host-disease, and autoimmune diseases. Agents are taken from discovery to clinical trials
- Develop novel vaccines and move them into clinical trials
- Study cancer dormancy and the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon; this information is used for prognosis and diagnosis
The Cancer Immunobiology Center is located on UT Southwestern’s North Campus, where researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment for the study of molecular, cellular, and clinical immunology.
Taking Science from the Bench to the Bedside
Our work is designed to lead to more effective prevention measures and better treatments for cancer and infectious diseases. Scientists in the Cancer Immunobiology Center interact with many basic and clinical departments at UT Southwestern to translate new discoveries into clinical practice. Additionally, Phase I/II clinical trials have been carried out on-site and at 10 institutions across the country on FDA-approved studies.
Peer-reviewed grants have been obtained from the National Institutes of Health, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Department of Defense, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Arthritis Foundation, Welch Foundation, and several pharmaceutical companies.
Learn more about some of the research currently under way in the Center.
Training the Next Generation
Along with conducting important research, we participate in several graduate programs in the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Medical Scientist Training Program, and we teach medical and graduate students. We’re also participants in 10 training grants.