September's DCI Seminar Series, presented by the DCI Immuno-Oncology Research program, features Mary Jo Turk, PhD, co-director of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Program, Norris-Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. She will present “Identifying precursors of resident memory T cells in cancer.”
Turk, the O. Ross McIntyre, M.D. Professor at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, began her faculty career at Dartmouth in 2004. The main objective of her research is to understand long-lived immunity to cancer, with a focus on melanoma and lung cancer.
She collaborates with oncologists and surgeons to understand how T cells behave in patients who have outstanding responses to immunotherapy. Her laboratory work is focused on modeling T-cell responses against recurrent and metastatic cancers.
Turk received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University and completed her postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Allan Houghton at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
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