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Cara Lang

Graduate Student, Molecular Pathology and Immunology

Young Jun Kim (Thesis)
Mike Gibson (Clinical)

Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) are an immunosuppressive cell type that can contribute to establishing an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment.  I am interested in how the inflammasome signaling pathway in MDSCs within the tumor microenvironment can contribute to MDSC-mediated immune suppression and cancer metastasis.