Research

Although cancer stem cells are likely to be the cells that initially undergo transformation by mutations or viral infection, almost nothing is known about the host immune system’s ability to recognize and respond to them.

My laboratory is interested in deepening our understanding of these issues. We are particularly interested in the study of a special subset of lymphocytes, called natural killer (NK) cells, which have been described to be critically important in the innate immune response to cells undergoing malignant transformation.

About our Lab

Our lab is located in the Lokey Stem Cell Research Building. Members of the lab include graduate students in the Immunology Program and Cancer Biology Program, undergraduate students, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and clinical residents and fellows. We are focused on understanding how the immune system recognizes and controls tumor initiation.

Funding

NCI/NIH

NIDCR/NIH

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

A-STAR (Singapore Graduate Student Support)

Stanford Cancer Institute

Philanthropic Support

Peder and Kathy Knudsen

John and Jill Freidenrich

Simmons Foundation

People

John Sunwoo

John Sunwoo

Principal Investigator
June Ho Shin

June Ho Shin

Senior Research Associate
Chen Chen

Chen Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Uriel Moreno-Nieves

Uriel Moreno-Nieves

Postdoctoral Fellow
Saumyaa Saumyaa

Saumyaa Saumyaa

Postdoctoral Fellow
Serena Chang

Serena Chang

Research Scientist

 

Nina Horowitz

Nina Horowitz

PhD Graduate Student in Bioengineering
David Mundy

David Mundy

Medical Student, Medscholars Program
Joshua Tay

Joshua Tay

PhD Graduate Student in Cancer Biology

 

Eunkyung Lee

Eunkyung Lee

Visiting Assistant Professor
Samantha Khoury

Samantha Khoury

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

 

 

News

Zhang wins Best Presentation at SNI Meeting

Zhang wins Best Presentation at SNI Meeting

May 06 2015

Luhua Zhang wins best student presentation at the 15th Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity (the international NK cell meeting held…

Sunwoo Lab receives U01 Grant

Sunwoo Lab receives U01 Grant

Apr 20 2015

The Sunwoo Lab, in collaboration with the labs of Calvin Kuo and Olivier Gevaert, was awarded a U01 grant from the NIDCR/NIH…

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Lokey Stem Cell Research Building
265 Campus Drive Stanford, CA 94305, United States +1 (650) 725-5904