Blake Heath

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate

Biography

Blake graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Prior to graduate school, he held research positions at UT Southwestern, as a Research Technician in the Department of Pharmacology, and at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children's Hospital as a Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Student.

Research Interests

My current project is to examine how type 1 interferon signaling modulates the immunogenicity of oral, head & neck cancer. I am interested in the identification of novel regulators of type 1 interferon pathway and the molecular machinery cancer cells employ to develop resistance to immunogenic chemoradiotherapy.

Awards

Rackham Merit Fellowship (2015)

Benard Maas Fellowship (2015)

Immunology Mentor