Team

 

The Consortium

The UCSF Immunoprofiler is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of clinical, academic, and pharmaceutical groups, who are organized to bridge the gap between basic and translational science. The consortium was originally founded by a collaboration between the laboratories of Max Krummel, Adil Daud, and Michael Rosenblum at UCSF. Now organized as a larger consortium of clinical, academic, and pharmaceutical laboratories, each Consortium Member is mining data for value through a common portal. By sharing sample data and information, the Consortium makes best use of limited patient material and aligns the interest of a collection of groups who all seek the next generation of cures for cancer. Presently, there are four Consortium Members that make up the UCSF Immunoprofiler: UCSF, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, and AbbVie.

 
 
 

Project Leadership

Matthew 'Max' Krummel, PhD Principal Investigator Max is an immunologist whose lab uses live-imaging to find key pathways in biology. He has a rich history at the immune-cancer interface including as the developer of anti-CTLA-4 (ipilimumab/Yervoy) therapeutics. He maintains an active lab that studies the fundamentals of how the immune system functions dynamically in space and time and how cell types integrate to generate fundamental immune states. His current work in mice identified immune cell subsets in tumors that provide initial signatures to develop within the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Matthew 'Max' Krummel, PhD
Principal Investigator

Max is an immunologist whose lab uses live-imaging to find key pathways in biology. He has a rich history at the immune-cancer interface including as the developer of anti-CTLA-4 (ipilimumab/Yervoy) therapeutics. He maintains an active lab that studies the fundamentals of how the immune system functions dynamically in space and time and how cell types integrate to generate fundamental immune states. His current work in mice identified immune cell subsets in tumors that provide initial signatures to develop within the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Chloe E. Atreya, MD, PhD Co-Principal Investigator Chloe specializes in gastrointestinal cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mission Bay. Her research focuses on the interplay of tumor genetics and response to therapies for colorectal cancer, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life by personalizing treatment. She oversees the colorectal and pancreatic clinical sample procurement pipeline for the UCSF Immunoprofiler and participates in overall project direction.

Chloe E. Atreya, MD, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator

Chloe specializes in gastrointestinal cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mission Bay. Her research focuses on the interplay of tumor genetics and response to therapies for colorectal cancer, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and quality of life by personalizing treatment. She oversees the colorectal and pancreatic clinical sample procurement pipeline for the UCSF Immunoprofiler and participates in overall project direction.

Lawrence Fong, MD Co-Principal Investigator Larry specializes in genitourinary cancer and is co-leader of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Parnassus. He maintains both a clinical and basic science laboratory investigating prostate cancer. He is particularly interested in tumor immunology and developing immune-based treatments of cancer. Larry oversees the kidney, bladder, and lung procurement pipelines for the UCSF Immunoprofiler and participates in overall project direction.

Lawrence Fong, MD
Co-Principal Investigator

Larry specializes in genitourinary cancer and is co-leader of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Parnassus. He maintains both a clinical and basic science laboratory investigating prostate cancer. He is particularly interested in tumor immunology and developing immune-based treatments of cancer. Larry oversees the kidney, bladder, and lung procurement pipelines for the UCSF Immunoprofiler and participates in overall project direction.

Adil Daud, MD Clinical Professor Adil is a clinician and the Director of the Melanoma Clinical Research at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion. He develops and runs clinical trials in melanoma and is a primary point of patient contact for melanoma patients. He develops fundamental programs for melanoma treatment. His team at Mount Zion oversees the melanoma procurement pipeline for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.  

Adil Daud, MD
Clinical Professor

Adil is a clinician and the Director of the Melanoma Clinical Research at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion. He develops and runs clinical trials in melanoma and is a primary point of patient contact for melanoma patients. He develops fundamental programs for melanoma treatment. His team at Mount Zion oversees the melanoma procurement pipeline for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

 

Michael Rosenblum, MD, PhD Professor Mike is a dermatologist and maintains both a clinician and a basic science laboratory with interests and expertise in regulatory T cells. He is developing hypotheses for the UCSF Immunoprofiler based on flow cytometry analyses and is capitalizing on RNA sequencing samples.

Michael Rosenblum, MD, PhD
Professor

Mike is a dermatologist and maintains both a clinician and a basic science laboratory with interests and expertise in regulatory T cells. He is developing hypotheses for the UCSF Immunoprofiler based on flow cytometry analyses and is capitalizing on RNA sequencing samples.

Vincent Chan, PhD Senior Scientist/Project Manager Vincent manages the entire UCSF Immunoprofiler Consortium. He was initially trained as a biological engineer in 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, but changed his professional career when his mother was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He oversees all aspects of the consortium and actively participates in analytics and data mining.

Vincent Chan, PhD
Senior Scientist/Project Manager

Vincent manages the entire UCSF Immunoprofiler Consortium. He was initially trained as a biological engineer in 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, but changed his professional career when his mother was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He oversees all aspects of the consortium and actively participates in analytics and data mining.

Meghan Zubradt, PhD Strategic Alliance Manager Meghan manages the industry alliances within the UCSF Immunoprofiler Consortium.

Meghan Zubradt, PhD
Strategic Alliance Manager

Meghan manages the industry alliances within the UCSF Immunoprofiler Consortium.

 
 

Indication-Specific Clinical Teams

Scott VandenBerg, MD, PhD Director, Biospecimen Resources (BIOS)

Scott VandenBerg, MD, PhD
Director,
Biospecimen Resources (BIOS)

Tasha Lea, MS, PA (ASCP) Pathologist Assistant Biospecimen Resources (BIOS)

Tasha Lea, MS, PA (ASCP)
Pathologist Assistant
Biospecimen Resources (BIOS)

Michael Alvarado, MD Professor and Surgeon, Melanoma

Michael Alvarado, MD
Professor and Surgeon,
Melanoma

Lawrence Chen Clinical Research Coordinator, Melanoma

Lawrence Chen
Clinical Research Coordinator,
Melanoma

Jacqueline Liu Clinical Research Coordinator, Melanoma

Jacqueline Liu
Clinical Research Coordinator,
Melanoma

Julia Carnevale, MD Clinical Fellow, Gastrointestinal Oncology

Julia Carnevale, MD
Clinical Fellow,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

Eric Nakakura, MD Surgeon, Gastrointestinal Oncology

Eric Nakakura, MD
Surgeon,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

Carlos Corvera, MD Surgeon, Gastrointestinal Oncology

Carlos Corvera, MD
Surgeon,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

Samantha Maisel Clinical Research Coordinator, Gastrointestinal Oncology

Samantha Maisel
Clinical Research Coordinator,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

Jennifer Grandis, MD Professor, Head and Neck Oncology

Jennifer Grandis, MD
Professor,
Head and Neck Oncology

Patrick Ha, MD Professor and Surgeon, Head and Neck Oncology

Patrick Ha, MD
Professor and Surgeon,
Head and Neck Oncology

William Ryan, MD Surgeon, Head and Neck Oncology

William Ryan, MD
Surgeon,
Head and Neck Oncology

Ivan El-Sayed, MD Surgeon, Head and Neck Oncology

Ivan El-Sayed, MD
Surgeon,
Head and Neck Oncology

Jocelyn Chapman, MD Professor and Surgeon, Gynecologic Oncology

Jocelyn Chapman, MD
Professor and Surgeon,
Gynecologic Oncology

Lee-May Chen, MD Surgeon, Gynecologic Oncology

Lee-May Chen, MD
Surgeon,
Gynecologic Oncology

Pat Glenn Staff Research Associate, Gynecologic Oncology

Pat Glenn
Staff Research Associate,
Gynecologic Oncology

R. Katie Kelley, MD Professor, Hematology Oncology

R. Katie Kelley, MD
Professor,
Hematology Oncology

Andrea Grace Bocobo Clinical Research Coordinator, Hematology Oncology

Andrea Grace Bocobo
Clinical Research Coordinator,
Hematology Oncology

Max Meng, MD Professor and Surgeon, Urologic Oncology

Max Meng, MD
Professor and Surgeon,
Urologic Oncology

Sima Porten, MD, MPH Professor and Surgeon, Urologic Oncology

Sima Porten, MD, MPH
Professor and Surgeon,
Urologic Oncology

Xiao Wei, MD Clinical Fellow, Urologic Oncology

Xiao Wei, MD
Clinical Fellow,
Urologic Oncology

 
 
 
 

Bioinformatics hub

Adam Olshen, PhD Professor

Adam Olshen, PhD
Professor

Saurabh Asthana, PhD Bioinformatician

Saurabh Asthana, PhD
Bioinformatician

Bushra Samad Bioinformatician

Bushra Samad
Bioinformatician

Jason Cater Bioinformatician

Jason Cater
Bioinformatician

 

sample processing hub

Arun Burra Staff Research Associate Arun is the technology development and bladder cancer analytics project leads. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Arun Burra
Staff Research Associate

Arun is the technology development and bladder cancer analytics project leads. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Joy Hsu Junior Specialist Joy is the single cell sequencing and melanoma analytics project leads. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Joy Hsu
Junior Specialist

Joy is the single cell sequencing and melanoma analytics project leads. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Peter Johnson Junior Specialist Peter is the colorectal cancer analytics project lead. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Peter Johnson
Junior Specialist

Peter is the colorectal cancer analytics project lead. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Raj Kumar Assistant Specialist Raj is the metabolomics profiling and pancreatic cancer analytics project leads. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Raj Kumar
Assistant Specialist

Raj is the metabolomics profiling and pancreatic cancer analytics project leads. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Tian 'Justin' Lee Staff Research Associate Justin is the gynecologic cancer analytics project lead. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Tian 'Justin' Lee
Staff Research Associate

Justin is the gynecologic cancer analytics project lead. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Sophia Liang Junior Specialist Sophia is the head/neck cancer analytics project lead. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

Sophia Liang
Junior Specialist

Sophia is the head/neck cancer analytics project lead. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.