Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School – Travel Award Recipients

Sapana Kadel, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sapana Kadel received her PhD from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2019. She worked on understanding the sex-differences in a type of innate immune cell (ILC2s), and their regulation by sex hormones using murine models during her PhD. As a graduate student, Sapana received Don Capra Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award and several travel awards including American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Trainee Abstract Award in 2018. 

In 2020, Sapana joined Breast Tumor Immunology Laboratory (BTIL) in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a post-doctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf and Dr. Jennifer Guerriero. Her current research focus is to characterize the relationship between immune cells and other cells of the breast tumor micro-environment, and identify tissue-based immune-associated biomarkers predictive of clinical outcomes in breast cancer patients receiving targeted and immune therapies.