Research led by Prasad Adusumilli focuses primarily on tumor immunology and the development of T-cell-mediated immunotherapy for thoracic malignancies and pleural-based diseases. In recent years, Dr. Adusumilli has devoted his efforts to study the tumor immune microenvironment in thoracic malignancies and developing mesothelin-targeted immunotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Pictured: Image from the cover of Journal of Clinical Investigation, August 2016

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Prasad S. Adusumilli

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD

Research Focus

Physician-scientist Prasad Adusumilli studies tumor immunology and the development of T-cell-mediated immunotherapy for thoracic malignancies and pleural-based diseases.

Lab Members

Selected Achievements

  • Department of Defense (DoD) Technology/Therapeutic Development Award (2011-2014)
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Award (2012)
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Third Edward D. Churchill Research Scholarship (2009)
  • International Association for Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Young Investigator Award (2008)