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  • Jordan Lukacs, HBSc


Dr. Brent Johnston

Program of Study:

MSc, Microbiology & Immunology

Project Title:

Combining engineered oncolytic viruses and NKT cell immunotherapy in cancer control

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award 2020
  • I3V Graduate Studentship 2020 - 2022

Career Aspirations:

I plan to transition into a PhD program in Microbiology & Immunology to explore the efficacy of our combined therapies and unravel the roles of NKT cell subsets in lung tumorigenesis. Following this, I plan to pursue a Postdoctoral Fellowship to further explore the potential of oncolytic virotherapy and immunotherapies in the treatment of other cancers.


Dalhousie University


In progress: Submitted to Viruses.

Jackson, R., Lukacs, J. D., & Zehbe, I. (2019). The potentials and pitfalls of a human cervical organoid model including Langerhans cells. bioRxiv, 733501.

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