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Leeat Yankielowicz-Keren, PhD

Dr. Yankielowicz-Keren studies cellular changes in breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S. Recently, a new multiplexed ion beam imaging (MIBI) technology has been introduced, which enables simultaneous imaging of dozens of proteins at a single cell level within a tissue section with high sensitivity. She is applying MIBI to study expression patterns of human breast cancer samples in the spatial context of the microenvironment and the interactions with the immune system. She aims to discover novel phenotypic and histologic features that predict progression from contained lesions to invasive disease.

Project title: "Studying the tumor immune microenvironment in breast cancer using a novel multiplexed imaging platform"
Institution: Stanford University
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Michael R. Angelo, MD, PhD, and Edgar G. Engleman, PhD
Cancer Type: Breast
Research Area: Systems Biology