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Medical Research Seminar: Mechanisms of tumour immune evasion and implications for immunotherapy
August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Associate Professor Jane Olario
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
About the Speaker: A/Prof Jane Oliaro is a Group Leader in the Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy and Chief Scientist for the Centre of Excellence in Cellular Immunotherapy Translation Laboratory at the PeterMacCallum Cancer Centre. Jane completed a BSc (Hons) at Monash University in Melbourne, aPhD at Massey University in New Zealand, followed by postdoctoral training in France (INSERM, Montpellier) and Australia (Peter Mac). Jane’s research program using a range of immune-based assays, genetic screening and preclinical models to dissect the complex interplay between the immune system and cancer, with a particular focus on tumor immune evasion and resistance to immunotherapies such as checkpoint blockade and CAR-T cell therapy. She also leads a preclinical program focused on the development of novel cell-based immunotherapies for translation into pilot clinical trials through the Centre of Excellence in Cellular Immunotherapy.