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June-Yong Lee, PhD

Dr. Lee [HHMI Fellow] studies how the cells and molecules of the immune system within the tumor microenvironment contribute to initiation, tumor progression, and responses to anti-cancer therapy. Of the immune components, cells called interleukin-17-secreting lymphocytes have pivotal pathogenic roles in multiple cancers. He aims to elucidate the regulatory mechanisms by which this pathogenicity is controlled. Ultimately, a better understanding of the pathways may suggest promising targets for therapeutic strategies aimed at reducing the risk of cancer.

Project title: "Investigation of potential roles of serum amyloid A in peripheral Th17 cell pathogenicity"
Institution: New York University School of Medicine
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
Cancer Type: Colorectal
Research Area: Tumor Immunology