Rhea Nickerson, BSc
Supervisor:Dr. Brent Johnston
Program of Study:MSc, Microbiology & Immunology
Project Title:The Role of the Chemokine Receptor CXCR3 Axis in the Efficacy of Oncolytic Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Therapy in Combination with Natural Killer T Cell Activation Immunotherapy in Melanoma
Scholarships and/or Awards:
- CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships –Master’s, 2021
I am interested in understanding how cancer immunotherapies work together in combination and in maximizing the potential of combined immunotherapies. I am currently exploring how oncolytic VSV therapy and NKT cell immunotherapy combine synergistically in the treatment of melanoma. Following my MSc, I hope to continue working in the field of cancer immunology and developing my research skills, whether that be through the pursuit of a PhD or other opportunities.