Gavin P. Dunn, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Brain Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy
Ngima grew up in Nepal and studied Chemistry and Biology at Caldwell University. She is currently a PhD student in the BBS program at Harvard University. She is interested in investigating the role of dendritic cells in antigen uptake and presentation in GBM. Ngima can be found enjoying poke by the river when the weather is nice. She also loves hiking and finding new coffee shops to enjoy.
Anthony grew up in New Jersey and studied Biochemistry at Rice University. He is currently a MD/PhD student at Washington University in St. Louis, but working at MGH. He is interested in understanding T cell reactivity in glioblastoma and meningioma. Outside of lab, Anthony enjoys bouldering and trying new restaurants and dessert shops to make up for the lost calories.
Mao grew up in Chongqing, China and graduated from West China Medical Center. Mao is a postdoctoral research fellow studying neoantigen targeting and TCR-based adoptive T cell therapies in glioblastoma. He is a big fan of outdoor activities and food adventures.
Lab manager/research technician
Bryce grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts and studied Biochemistry at Boston University. He is a research technician and is aspiring to attend medical school! He is currently using single cell RNA sequencing to understand the T cell landscape in glioblastoma. Bryce enjoys running and board games.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Alex graduated from UCLA with his Bachelor of Neuroscience in March of 2023. He is currently working as a research technician on a project investigating neuro-immuno-oncology, aspiring to matriculate to medical school in the fall of 2024. Alex enjoys golf and television outside of work.
Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Markus grew up in Missouri and is an undergraduate student at Harvard University studying Neuroscience and Global Health. He is a research assistant and is aspiring to attend medical school. Currently, he is focusing on the meningioma immune landscape through single cell RNA sequencing. Markus loves lifting, watching Premier League football, and spending time with his friends!
Dr. Allegra Petti, Ph.D.
Dr. Tanner Johanns, MD, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
The one and only
Faculty, Staff, & Postdocs
Rupen Desai, M.D.
Tanner Johanns, M.D., Ph.D.
Graduate & Medical Students
Andrew Coxon (Previous medical student, currently a neurosurgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis)
Max Schaettler (Previous MSTP student, currently an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Jay Bowman-Kirigin (Previous MSTP student, currently an internal medicine resident at Emory University Hospital)
Lydia Ann Leavitt (Previous medical student, currently a neurosurgery resident at University of Louisville)
Jarius Garner (Currently a medical student)
Eduardo B. Bernier (Currently an undergraduate student at Nwe York University)
Staff scientist with many years of experience in a broad range of experimental design and techniques. Massive Blues fan.
Rupen Desai, MD
Rupen is a neurosurgery resident who studies the use of focused ultrasound in liquid biopsy and immunotherapy. Huge Duke fan.
Max studies T cell recognition in brain tumors. He is a die-hard Bayern Munich soccer fan.
Jay studies antigen presentation in brain tumors and novel mouse model development. Jay is a former professional free-style skier!
Connor studies therapeutic neoantigen targeting in brain tumor models. Nobody is quite as cool as Connor.
Andrew studies T cell biology in glioblastoma.
Lab Holiday Dinner
Connor receiving the trainee award at CNS 2019.
Connor receiving Medical Student research award
Christmas at the Chocolate Pig
Lab lunch at Little Saigon
Celebrating Jay's (successful) thesis Proposal
Celebrating Tanner's paper acceptance
Lab dinner as Connor heads back to medical school!