Haebeen Jung DVM, MS

Research Assistant III

Working on how chemokines affect NK cells and immune response in cancer therapy using lung cancer models.

The limited treatment options in veterinary clinics compared to human clinics led me to pursue research rather than seeing patients.  I've been working on evaluating cytotoxicity on primary immune cells and tumor cells. My master's project about anticancer effect of antiparasitic agent led me to further curiosity about how innate immunity impacts cancer treatment and doubts on using immunodeficient mice for cancer research. Now, I am studying how important NK cells in solid tumor treatment, with a longer term research goal of using patient-derived xenograft in solid tumor.