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Masoud Manjili, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Biology

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine


DVM, University of Tehran, Iran (1990)
PhD, University of Sydney, Australia (1996)

Research description

1) Immunotherapy of tumor dormancy. We are identifying dormancy-specific neoantigens in order to develop personalized cancer vaccines for the prevention of distant recurrence of breast cancer. 2) Immune modulation during diet-induced progression of fatty liver disease to hepatocellular carcinoma. Using an animal model of diet-induced fatty liver disease, we are investigating the role microbiome in the regulation of the liver's immune system in order to develop immunotherapeutics for the prevention of HCC.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Prostate, Hepatic

Research keywords

Animal models,Autophagy,Bioinformatics,Biomarkers,Cancer cell biology,Cancer disparities,Cancer therapy,Immunotherapy,Inflammation,Obesity,Senescence,Translational science,Tumor microenvironment

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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