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Rachel Giese, MD

Research Fellow

Office Phone

646-888-2120

Lab Phone

646-888-2585

Start Year

2016

Tumors can be recognized by the immune system through their ability to make certain proteins that are not present in normal cells, called neoantigens. I am working to identify CD8+ T cells that recognize these neoantigens, in cancer patients using a combinatorial multimer technology. If we can identify relevant neoantigens, we may be able to augment tumor rejection by the immune system.  In addition, I am working on a mouse model of oral cavity carcinoma to study the role of inflammation induced by bacteria in the mouth and the to response to immunotherapy.