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.
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.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
A-STAR (Singapore Graduate Student Support)
Stanford Cancer Institute
Peder and Kathy Knudsen
John and Jill Freidenrich
Luhua Zhang wins best student presentation at the 15th Meeting of the Society for Natural Immunity (the international NK cell meeting held…
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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