Molecular Immunology Unit (MIU), Institute J. Bordet

 

HEAD OF UNIT:

Karen WILLARD-GALLO, PhD              

kwillard@ulb.ac.be

+32 2 541 3739

 

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MEMBERS:

Postdoctoral Fellows:                                                                                                        

Soizic GARAUD, PhD

Chunyan GU-TRANTIEN, PhD

 

PhD Students:

Laurence BUISSERET, MD

Daphne T’KINT DE ROODENBEKE, MD

Edoardo MIGLIORI

Pushpamali DE SILVA

 

Technicians:

Hugues DUVILLIER

Celine NAVEAUX

Jean-Nicolas LODEWYCKX

Laurence VAN SCHOONWINKEL

 

 

PROJECTS:

 

1.     Determine the prognostic and predictive value of detecting tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and peritumoral tertiary lymphoid structures in an effort to establish an Immunological Grade for breast cancer.

2.     Investigate the molecular mediators regulating CD4+ T cells and B cells infiltrating breast tumors and the role that specific subsets of these lymphocyte populations play in the anti-tumor immune response.

3.     Study the role that aberrant expression of the transcription factor FOXP1 plays in CD4+ T cell persistence and expansion, and its potential link with the development of anti-tumor immune responses.

4.     Explore potential links between anti-tumor immune responses and specific mutations in triple negative breast cancer