- Oncology Graduate Student Representative Committee
- Medical Science Division and College Peer Supporter
Research project: The role of the immune microenvironment in lung cancer development
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.
Jiang Y. et al, (2021), British Journal of Cancer
Yoshida N. et al, (2020), Blood, 135, 1467 - 1471
Beheshti A. et al, (2019), Scientific Reports, 9
Yoshida N. et al, (2019), BLOOD, 134
Lee D. et al, (2019), FASEB BioAdvances, 1, 511 - 520