Karolina Palucka, Jackson Laboratories, USA
Talk Title: Targeting interleukin-1 in breast cancer
Karolina Palucka, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor and associate director of cancer immunology at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX) in Farmington, CT. She joined JAX in 2014; having previously been at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, where she was the Michael A.E. Ramsay Chair for Cancer Immunology Research and director of the Ralph M. Steinman Center for Cancer Vaccines. Dr. Palucka also served as a professor at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine within the Department of Gene & Cell Medicine. She received her M.D. from the Warsaw Medical Academy, Poland and her Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Dr. Palucka’s research focuses on understanding how vaccines work and precisely defining the immune mechanisms that underlie vaccination. This research has led to the pioneering development of dendritic cell-based vaccines for patients with cancer or HIV.
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