Lab Members

Philip Greenberg, MD

Philip Greenberg, MD

Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: 206.667.4462

Investigator Profile
Member & Head, Program of Immunology, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch  
Professor of Immunology and Medicine, University of Washington

Kristin Anderson, PhD

Kristin Anderson, PhD

Title: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Kristin studies properties of T cell migration and tumor microenvironments that impact the utility of adoptive T cell therapy for solid tumors, with a focus on ovarian cancer. Chemotherapy, immune checkpoint blockade, cell depletion techniques, and abrogation of other negative T cell regulators are being tested as strategies that might enhance adoptive T cell immunotherapy efficacy.

Shannon Oda, PhD

Shannon Oda, PhD

Title: Research Associate

Shannon has identified several obstacles that inhibit immune cells from effectively eradicating tumor and she is inventing new ways to engineer T cells to overcome these obstacles and improve immunotherapy of hematological and solid tumors.

 

Rachel Perret, PhD

Rachel Perret, PhD

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Rachel is expanding the cloned, high affinity, WT1-specific TCR repertoire to include several different HLA specificities as well as developing TCRs specific for the cancer testes antigen, cyclin A1. She is using bioinformatics screens, in vitro cell line testing and in vivo toxicity studies in HLA-transgenic mice to select optimal TCRs to translate into T cell therapy clinical trials for the treatment of pediatric and adult AML, as well as other cancers.

Thomas Schmitt, PhD

Thomas Schmitt, PhD

Title: Research Associate

Tom is generating and optimizing expression vectors encoding high affinity WTI-specific TCR genes for use in T cell therapy trials. He is also developing novel methods for the directed evolution of tumor specific TCRs in vitro.

Leah Schmidt, PhD

Leah Schmidt, PhD

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Leah is a new fellow who will be using autochthonous mouse models of cancer to test strategies for improving the efficacy of adoptive immunotherapies.

Natalie Duerkopp

Natalie Duerkopp

Title: Project Manager
Breanna Bates

Breanna Bates

Title: Research Technician
Cheryl Black

Cheryl Black

Title: Research Technician
Madison Burnett

Madison Burnett

Title: Research Technician
Edison Chiu

Edison Chiu

Title: Research Technician
Sarah Daman

Sarah Daman

Title: Lab Aide
Nicolas Garcia

Nicolas Garcia

Title: Research Technician
Anne Macy

Anne Macy

Title: Research Technician
Megan Murt

Megan Murt

Title: Research Technician
Akshita Pillai

Akshita Pillai

Title: Research Technician
Katrina Polyakov

Katrina Polyakov

Title: Lab Aide
Robert Presler

Robert Presler

Title: Research Technician
Susan Ruskin

Susan Ruskin

Title: Lab Aide
Magdalia Suarez

Magdalia Suarez

Title: Research Technician
Xiaoxia (Sasha) Tan

Xiaoxia (Sasha) Tan

Title: Research Technician
Oahn Tran

Oahn Tran

Title: Research Technician
Lena Wirth

Lena Wirth

Title: Lab Aide