Roberta Zappasodi, PhD

PICI Bridge Scholar

Roberta Zappasodi, PhD

Research Associate, PICI Bridge Scholar

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I am investigating how co-stimulation, with agonist anti-GITR, and checkpoint blockade, with antagonist anti-CTLA4 monoclonal antibodies affect suppressive T cells in tumor microenvironment. In particular, I am involved in the study of the mechanisms of action responsible for the success or failure of these antibodies in preclinical mouse models. In addition, I am also investigating the induction of immune responses to self-antigens using a vaccine based on Alphavirus-like replicon particles (VRP) alone or in combination with immune modulation.