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Zohreh Amoozgar, PhD (MGH): Reprogramming tumor microenvironment to potentiate immunotherapy
Tuesday 09 February 2021, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
The mechanisms of resistance to therapy in GBM are multifactorial. I will talk about the resistance that is imparted by abnormal vessels and pro-tumor immune cells. Targeting non-redundant GBM specific targets can result in durable response in mice and formation of an immune memory. 



Zohreh Amoozgar is a Pharm.D; PhD with extensive training in drug delivery and tumor immunology. She has received her Pharm.D degree from the School of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of medical science with honors. She also holds two master degrees in Medicinal and Organic Chemistry focused on synthesizing anti-cancer drugs. Zohreh received her PhD from the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University, focusing on developing bioadhesive polymers for tumor targeting and tissue repair. Zohreh has joined the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School as a research fellow to devise therapeutic strategies for Ovarian Cancer and Brain tumors.   

To this end, Zohreh has received numerous awards and fellowships from across Canada and United States. She also published extensively in high impact journals such as Science Translational Medicine, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, and PNAS. Her focus is to find localized strategies that are based on the unique features of the tumor microenvironment.


The recording can be found here.

Location : Virtual