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Leeat Keren, PhD

Dr. Keren is combining novel imaging methods with advanced computational analysis, artificial intelligence, and clinical collaborations to investigate how cells within the tumor microenvironment act as a system. She will apply multiplexed imaging and state-of-the-art image analyses to comprehensively characterize cancerous lesions in situ and functionally relate these features to system-level mechanisms such as immune evasion, tumor progression, metastasis, and response to therapy. The ultimate goal is to achieve in-depth understanding of the cancer process to contribute to the development of personalized treatments and diagnostics.

Project title: "Studying the tumor immune microenvironment in pancreatic cancer using multiplexed imaging"
Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Named Award: CRIS Cancer Foundation Breakthrough Scientist
Award Program: Dale Frey Scientist
Cancer Type: Pancreatic
Research Area: Systems Biology