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Lei Zheng Lab

Lei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator:
Lei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

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Zheng’s research focuses on two R01-funded projects; first, the group has developed a pancreatic cancer immunotherapy research program on a neoadjuvant therapy platform as well as a number of preclinical models of pancreatic cancer for developing innovative immunotherapy strategies. The group has applied the knowledge gained from pancreatic cancer immune-based therapies to the development of a colorectal cancer GVAX vaccine. Second, the group is aimed at understanding the mechanistic roles of the tumor microenvironment in cancer development and metastasis and identifying new targets for pancreatic cancer therapies by dissecting the tumor microenvironment of pancreatic cancer.

Research Areas: cancer, pancreatic cancer, translational research, tumor microenvironment, immunotherapy

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