Meet the Team
Shannon Oda, PhD
Dr. Shannon Oda earned a PhD in immunology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health and completed her postdoctoral training with Dr. Philip Greenberg at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She has received several awards, including the Future of Science Award and the LLS Career Development Program Special Fellow Award, and has been invited to give talks internationally.
Oda joined Seattle Children's Research Institute in 2020, where she is an assistant professor at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research and the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research focuses on improving T-cell immunotherapy, which uses immune cells to target and destroy cancer cells. She has identified several obstacles that inhibit immune cells from effectively eradicating tumor and she is inventing new ways to engineer T cells to overcome these obstacles and improve immunotherapy of hematological and solid tumors.
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