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, AbbVie, and Pfizer.

 
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Project ADMINISTRATION & 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.

  Matthew Spitzer, PhD   Co-Principal Investigator   Matt is a UCSF Parker Fellow and a Sandler Faculty Fellow and is now an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology and an investigator of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. He completed his training in Immunology at Stanford University. There, he developed experimental and analytical methods to model the state of the immune system using high dimensional single-cell data. Matt also developed new strategies for inducing powerful immune responses against cancer.

Matthew Spitzer, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator

Matt is a UCSF Parker Fellow and a Sandler Faculty Fellow and is now an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology and an investigator of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. He completed his training in Immunology at Stanford University. There, he developed experimental and analytical methods to model the state of the immune system using high dimensional single-cell data. Matt also developed new strategies for inducing powerful immune responses against cancer.

  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.

 

  Patrick Ha, MD   Professor   Patrick is a Professor and the Chief of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also holds the Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Distinguished Professorship in Head and Neck Surgery. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, he received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Patrick Ha, MD
Professor

Patrick is a Professor and the Chief of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also holds the Irwin Mark Jacobs and Joan Klein Jacobs Distinguished Professorship in Head and Neck Surgery. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, he received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

  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 and  focuses on colorectal analytics. He was initially trained as a biological engineer in 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering at MIT and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 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 and  focuses on colorectal analytics. He was initially trained as a biological engineer in 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering at MIT and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 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 develops strategic corporate partnerships on behalf of UCSF, identifying new strategic partners to complement UCSF's translational research pipeline through pre-clinical studies. Within the  UCSF Immunoprofiler  Consortium, she manages the industry alliances and identifies new partners and collaborators.

Meghan Zubradt, PhD
Strategic Alliance Manager

Meghan develops strategic corporate partnerships on behalf of UCSF, identifying new strategic partners to complement UCSF's translational research pipeline through pre-clinical studies. Within the UCSF Immunoprofiler Consortium, she manages the industry alliances and identifies new partners and collaborators.

  Gary Shumakher   Administrative Analyst Officer   Gary is the Administrative Analyst Officer for the  UCSF Immunoprofiler  in the Department of Pathology. He provides administrative support, allowing the rest of the team to focus on research and scientific discovery. He comes from a business background, receiving a BA in Business Administration from Seattle University with previous experience in medical billing and health insurance sales.

Gary Shumakher
Administrative Analyst Officer

Gary is the Administrative Analyst Officer for the UCSF Immunoprofiler in the Department of Pathology. He provides administrative support, allowing the rest of the team to focus on research and scientific discovery. He comes from a business background, receiving a BA in Business Administration from Seattle University with previous experience in medical billing and health insurance sales.

 
 
 
 

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

  Margaret Tempero, MD   Professor,  Hematology Oncology

Margaret Tempero, MD
Professor,
Hematology Oncology

  Lawrence Fong, MD   Professor,  Hematology Oncology

Lawrence Fong, MD
Professor,
Hematology Oncology

  Sima Porten, MD, MPH   Assistant Professor and Surgeon,  Genitourinary Oncology

Sima Porten, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor and Surgeon,
Genitourinary Oncology

  Max Meng, MD   Professor and Surgeon,  Genitourinary Oncology

Max Meng, MD
Professor and Surgeon,
Genitourinary Oncology

  Carlos Corvera, MD   Surgeon,  Gastrointestinal Oncology

Carlos Corvera, MD
Surgeon,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

  Eric Nakakura, MD   Surgeon,  Gastrointestinal Oncology

Eric Nakakura, MD
Surgeon,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

  Jennifer Grandis, MD   Professor,  Head and Neck Oncology

Jennifer Grandis, MD
Professor,
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   Assistant Professor and Surgeon,  Gynecologic Oncology

Jocelyn Chapman, MD
Assistant Professor and Surgeon,
Gynecologic Oncology

  Lee-May Chen, MD   Surgeon,  Gynecologic Oncology

Lee-May Chen, MD
Surgeon,
Gynecologic Oncology

  R. Katie Kelley, MD   Associate Professor,  Hematology Oncology

R. Katie Kelley, MD
Associate Professor,
Hematology Oncology

  Aaron Diaz, PhD   Professor,  Neurological Surgery

Aaron Diaz, PhD
Professor,
Neurological Surgery

  Hideho Okada, MD   Professor,  Neurological Surgery

Hideho Okada, MD
Professor,
Neurological Surgery

  Rosanna Wustrack, MD   Surgeon,  Orthopedic Surgery Oncology

Rosanna Wustrack, MD
Surgeon,
Orthopedic Surgery Oncology

  Ross Okimoto, MD   Adjunct Clinical Instructor,  Orthopedic Surgery Oncology

Ross Okimoto, MD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor,
Orthopedic Surgery Oncology

  Andrew Ko, MD   Professor,  Hematology Oncology

Andrew Ko, MD
Professor,
Hematology Oncology

  Samantha Maisel   Clinical Research Coordinator,  Gastrointestinal Oncology

Samantha Maisel
Clinical Research Coordinator,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

 
 
 
 

Bioinformatics hub

  Adam Olshen, PhD   Professor

Adam Olshen, PhD
Professor

  Saurabh Asthana, PhD   Data Scientist

Saurabh Asthana, PhD
Data Scientist

  Bushra Samad   Data Scientist

Bushra Samad
Data Scientist

  Darrell Abrau   Data Scientist

Darrell Abrau
Data Scientist

 

EMBEDDED RESEARCHERS

  Alexis Combes, PhD   Postdoctoral Fellow,  Pathology

Alexis Combes, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Pathology

  Julia Carnevale, MD   Clinical Fellow,  Gastrointestinal Oncology

Julia Carnevale, MD
Clinical Fellow,
Gastrointestinal Oncology

  Amar Patel, MD   Clinical Fellow,  Hematology Oncology

Amar Patel, MD
Clinical Fellow,
Hematology Oncology

 
 

sample processing hub

  Joy Hsu   Staff Research Associate   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
Staff Research Associate

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.

  Gabi Reeder   Staff Research Associate   Gabi is the gynecologic cancer and immunofluorescence analytics project leads. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the  UCSF Immunoprofiler .

Gabi Reeder
Staff Research Associate

Gabi is the gynecologic cancer and immunofluorescence analytics project leads. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.

  Jasmine Sjarif   Staff Research Associate   Jasmine is the colorectal cancer analytics project lead. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the  UCSF Immunoprofiler .

Jasmine Sjarif
Staff Research Associate

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

  Evans Shao   Staff Research Associate   Evans is the sarcoma cancer analytics project lead. He is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the  UCSF Immunoprofiler .

Evans Shao
Staff Research Associate

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

  Jessica Tsui   Staff Research Associate   Jessica is the head & neck cancer analytics project lead. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the  UCSF Immunoprofiler .

Jessica Tsui
Staff Research Associate

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

  Karen Tolentino   Staff Research Associate   Karen is the lung cancer analytics project lead. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the  UCSF Immunoprofiler .

Karen Tolentino
Staff Research Associate

Karen is the lung cancer analytics project lead. She is responsible for tumor biopsy sample processing and analysis for the UCSF Immunoprofiler.