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Dr. Erica L. Stone, Ph.D.

Dr. Erica L. Stone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Translational Tumor Immunology Program
The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia

Biography :

I am an Assistant Professor in the Translational Tumor Immunology Program at The Wistar Institute. During my Ph.D. I studied glycoimmunology. My postdoctoral training was in a classical immunology lab. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Stephen M. Hedrick at the University of California San Diego I studied the role of FOXO transcription factors in regulating T helper cell development and function. Our research showed that FOXO1 controls the expression of CTLA--‐4, and ICOS; is required for T regulatory cell function; and inhibits Th1 and T follicular helper cell differentiation and effector molecules. In the Stone laboratory we are investigating immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment and mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapies.

Research Interest :

T cells, Regulatory T cells, Tregs, T cell differentiation, T helper cells, T cell suppression, CTLA-4, immune checkpoint inhibitors, FOXO1, immunotherapy, tumor immunology, glycobiology, glyco-immunology, lectins, and the tumor microenvironment.