Jonathan Villena-Vargas

Research Fellow

Start Year

2011

End Year

2014

Awards and Scholarships

  • NIH T-32 Research Fellowship
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgery “Looking to the Future” Resident Scholarship

Current Employment

Surgical Resident, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

Publications

Manuscripts

Abstracts/Presentations

  • Cherkassky L, Morello A, Villena-Vargas J, Mayor M, Jones DR, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Genetic-Engineering Strategies to Enhance CAR T-Cell Therapy Efficacy against PD-L1 Expressing Lung Adenocarcinoma and Mesothelioma. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer. September 6-9, 2015; Denver, CO.
  • Bograd AJ, Villena-Vargas J, Colovos C, Kachala S, Jones DR, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Beneficial Role of Antigen Commensalism in Mesothelin-Targeted T-cell Therapy for Lung Adenocarcinoma. 18th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum. April 27, 2015; New York, NY.
  • Villena-Vargas J, Cherkassky L, Colovos C, Servais E, Rodriguez L, Rusch VW, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Critical role of CD28 costimulation in tumor-targeted T -cell therapy clinical trial for pleural malignancies. 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, 2013 October 27-30; Sydney, Australia. (Oral Presentation)
  • Villena-Vargas J, Rodriguez L, Moroz M, Cherkassky L, Rusch VW, Sadelain M, Ponomarev V, Adusumilli PS. T-cell imaging to noninvasively monitor adoptive T-cell therapy for thoracic malignancies. 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, 2013 October 27-30; Sydney, Australia. (Oral Presentation)
  • Villena-Vargas J, Kadota K, Nitadori J, Sima CS, Krug L, Travis WD, Rusch VW, Adusumilli PS. CD10 expression is an independent prognostic factor among all histological types of malignant pleural mesothelioma. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, October 27-30, 2013, Sydney, Australia.
  • Xu C, Villena-Vargas J, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Induction of T-regs in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-transduced T cells: Role of costimulation and tumor-secreted TFG-p. 36th Annual Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program Poster Presentation. August 1, 2013; New York, NY. (Poster)