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Kay Shigemori

DPhil Student

  • Oncology Graduate Student Representative Committee
  • Medical Science Division and College Peer Supporter

Research project: The role of the immune microenvironment in lung cancer development

Biography

Kay Shigemori joined the Department of Oncology as a DPhil student from 2018. Prior to arriving at Oxford, she did her Bachelors degree in Biology at Colby College in Maine, USA. After completing her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant in the Weinstock laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. During her time at DFCI, she contributed to several translational research projects and led the patient-derived leukemia and lymphoma xenografts effort. 

Kay is currently studying the role of the immune microenvironment in lung cancer development. Her study looks at the involvement of virally-induced pathways such as the cGAS-STING pathway in the process of lung tumour development.

She is a recipient of the NCRI Award in 2020 for her abstract: 
Radiation and DMXAA limit tumour development in a urethane-induced lung cancer model through inflammatory response

Collaborators