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Elysa Wolf

Graduate Student, Cancer Biology

Dr. Alyssa Hasty (Thesis)
Dr. Doug Johnson (Clinical)

My project aims to study the role of macrophage iron-handling in the context of the tumor microenvironment. Depending on their polarization, tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) can either be pro-inflammatory and sequester iron or anti-inflammatory and recycle iron. My goal is to explore how supply of iron from macrophages impacts tumor cell phenotype and tumor growth.