Erin Wesley, PhD

Erin Wesley, PhD

Dr. Erin Wesley is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Melissa Geller’s lab at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wesley received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from Minnesota State University of Moorhead. In 2018, she obtained her PhD from the Medical College of Wisconsin, under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Riese. Dr. Wesley’s graduate studies focused on targeting CD8 T cell signaling downstream of the T cell receptor to enhance anti-tumor responses. In 2019, she joined Dr. Melissa Geller’s laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow on the Hematology Research Training Program T32 at the University of Minnesota. In addition, Dr. Wesley is also actively pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota with an overall goal of improving ovarian cancer outcomes. Her research focuses on understanding the role of cytomegalovirus infection and inflammation on the immune system and how it influences the adaptive NK cell response in ovarian cancer.

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