Vannini Lab members

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Helen CARRASCO HOPE

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Postdoctoral researcher
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Research interest 

I’m interested in understanding how the metabolism of T cells changes during ageing. In particular, I aim to investigate why aged T cells provide deficient anti-tumor responses and find metabolic mechanisms that could provide novel targets for immunotherapy. 

Background

I obtained my PhD from the University of Leeds, working at the Leeds Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), UK where I characterised how environmental cues influenced CD8 T cell function and metabolism.

Pierpaolo GINEFRA
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Postdoctoral researcher
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Research interest

I’m interested in immunometabolism and my projects are focused in finding nutritional approaches to improve current immunotherapy strategies.

Background

PhD in Molecular Life Science (EDMS) in the laboratory of Pr D. Constam, at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. 

Yi-Hsuang CHIANG
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Intern
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Research interest

HSCs assure the homeostasis between myeloid and lymphoid lineages. However, this balance would be disrupted with age as aged HSCs are myeloid-biased skewing. Therefore, my project aims to identify metabolic strategies to preserve the balanced immune system in elderly people. 

Background

I earned a master’s degree after graduating from the Institute of Biopharmaceutical Sciences in Nation Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. 

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Nicola VANNINI
PhD

Department of oncology UNIL CHUV
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Lausanne

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Phone +41 21 692 59 34
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The Vannini Lab is based at:

Biopôle
Ch. des Boveresses 155
CH-1066 Epalinges
Switzerland

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Ch. des Boveresses 155 - CH-1066 Epalinges
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 59 92
Fax +41 21 692 59 95
Ludwig Cancer Research Université de Lausanne Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)