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Alex Hopkins

Class 2013
Education BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email ahopki14@jhmi.edu
Mentor

Dr. Liz Jaffee

Research Interests

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee’s lab studies novel approaches to cancer immunotherapy, primarily in the context of pancreatic cancer. Central to the success of these therapies is the development of a repertoire of anti-tumor CD8 T cells. New sequencing approaches (TCR Sequencing) allow the measurement and tracking of these these cells with high precision. I use TCR sequencing to answer fundamental questions about the nature of successful anti-tumor vaccination in a variety of treatment settings.