Irving Lab alumni

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PhD and master’s student graduates

  • Khaoula Ouchen: PhD graduate, thesis title: Novel combinatorial gene-engineering approaches for improving T-cell-based cancer immunotherapy against solid tumors, 2023
  • Yaquelin Ortiz Miranda: PhD graduate, thesis title: IL-2 variant reshapes CD8+ T cell signaling, transcriptomic and metabolic networks to enable a non-quiescent, memory-like state, 2022
  • Evangelos Stefanidis, Joint PhD student with the University of Thrace, thesis title: In vivo and in vitro generation of tumor antigen-specific T cells using human CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells or engineered mature T cells, 2022
  • Dimitrios Alatzoglou: PhD graduate, thesis title: Rendering adoptively transferred T cells resistant to cyclic adenosine monophosphate-mediated suppression, 2021
  • Jesus Corria Osorio, MD: PhD graduate, thesis title: Novel combinatorial gene-engineered T-cell transfer strategy that reprograms the tumor immune landscape for enhanced tumor control and survival, 2020
  • Elisabetta Cribioli: PhD graduate, thesis title: Novel gene-engineering strategies to direct and enhance T-cell activity against solid tumors, 2019
  • Elise Gray-Gaillard: Whitaker International Fellowship intern and Master’s graduate (joint with Profs. Olivier Michelin & Vincent Zoete), thesis title: Evaluating the effect of TCR-pMHC binding affinity on CD8+ T-cell responsiveness, 2019
  • Konstantinos Kiritsis: Medical Master’s student graduate, thesis title: Development of anti-VEGFR3 CAR T cells for targeting tumor lymphatics, 2017
  • Fernanda Herrera, MD: PhD graduate, thesis title: Transient tumor microenvironment re-programming by low-dose irradiation fosters responsiveness of advanced ovarian cancer to combinatorial immunotherapy, 2017

Former postdoctoral scientists and research associates

  • Dr Evripidis Lanitis: Post-doctoral scientist & Research Associate, 2014-2023
  • Dr Aikaterini Semilietof (joint with Prs Olivier Michelin & Vincent Zoete): Post-doctoral scientist, 2019-2023
  • Dr Evangelos Stefanidis: Post-doctoral scientist upon graduation, 2022-2023
  • Dr Elisabetta Cribioli: Research Associate following graduation, 2019-2022
  • Dr Catherine Ronet: Research Associate, 2018-2021
  • Dr Kirsten Scholten: Post-doctoral scientist & Research Associate, 2014-2020
  • Dr Wilson Castro: Research Associate, 2018-2021
  • Dr Cristina Jimenez Luna: Postdoctoral Ramon Areces Fellowship, 2018-2021
  • Dr Giorgia Rota: Research associate, 2017-2019
  • Dr Gopinadh Jakka: Post-doctoral scientist, 2013-2017
  • Dr Sandro Manni (joint with Prof. Immanuel Luescher): Post-doctoral scientist, 2014-2016
  • Dr Yang Liu (joint with Prof. Immanuel Luescher): Post-doctoral scientist, 06.2014-08.2017
  • Dr Caroline Poisson (joint with Profs Olivier Michelin & Vincent Zoete): Post-doctoral scientist, 2013-2015
  • Dr Daniela Calderlari Guex (joint with Profs Olivier Michelin & Vincent Zoete): Research associate, 2013-2015
  • Dr Nahzli Dilek (joint with Profs Olivier Michelin & Vincent Zoete): Post-doctoral scientist, 2015-2018

Former technicians

  • Julien Pujol, 2018-2020 and 2022-2023
  • Jennifer Murray, 2018-2022, lab manager, transitioned to Early Process Development, CHUV
  • Hélène Garcia, 2021-2022, transitioned to Early Process Development, CHUV
  • Cheryl Jeanneret, 2021-2022, transitioned to Early Process Development, CHUV
  • Aodrenn Spill, 2018-2021
  • Tania Muller, 2019-2021
  • Amandine Signorino-Gelo, 2020-2021
  • Alexandre Casel, 2017-2018
  • Kelly Ascencao (joint with Prs Olivier Michelin & Vincent Zoete), 2015-2018

Visiting students, scientists and internships

  • Reem Hashem, Master’s student internship, University Grenoble Alpes, 2023
  • Beatrice Piotto, Master's student internship, University of Padova, thesis title: Engineering efficacy and safety into T cells for Cancer Immunotherapy, 2022
  • Alessia Desposito, Master's student internship, University of Geneva, 2021-2022
  • Mauricio Garcia: US Fullbright fellowship, Harvard College, 2021
  • Giulia D’Accardio: Master’s student internship, thesis title: Gene modifications to enhance the function of tumor-directed T cells, University of Padova, 2021
  • Jean Guillaume, Apprenticeship, 2021
  • Margaux Saillard, Apprenticeship, 2020
  • Dr Charlotte Griessen, Internship, 2020
  • Hugo Legenne, UNIL undergraduate trainee, 2019
  • Rebecca Balz, Apprenticeship, 2019
  • Marius Kulp : UNIL undergraduate student internship, 2018
  • Gwendoline Wicki: EPFL Master’s student internship, 2017
  • Isabel Gruber: BNF Trainee, 2017
  • Bahareh Khoramdin: BNF Trainee, 2017
  • Bastien Marti (joint with Prs Olivier Michelin & Vincent Zoete): Civil Service, 2017
  • Petros Tyrakis: Visiting MB/PhD Medical student fellow from University of Cambridge, 2017
  • Dr. Catherine Ronet, BNF Trainee, 2017
  • Magela Motalvo Bereau: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, visiting student from The CIM, Cuba, 2016
  • Dr. Roli Siddarth: BNF Trainee, 2016

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