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Dr. Sattva S. Neelapu

Dr. Sattva S. Neelapu

Regular Member

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma

The research in my laboratory is directed at identifying novel tumor-associated antigens in lymphoma and development of adoptive immunotherapeutic strategies for lymphoma. Tumor-specific T-cell lines and clones were generated from the tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes or peripheral blood of lymphoma patients. We are currently working to identify the antigens recognized by these T-cell clones using the tumor cDNA library expression cloning approach. We are also working to optimize the generation of tumor-specific T cell lines for adoptive T-cell therapy. The long-term goal of my research is to translate the discoveries in the laboratory to the clinic for active and passive immunotherapy of lymphoma patients.

A graduate student’s tutorial in my laboratory would involve research in tumor antigen discovery, immunological monitoring, tumor immunology, cellular immunology, and molecular immunology.



MDACC Faculty

Program Affiliation:

Program in Immunology

Contact Information

Phone: 713.563.3429


Office: MDA 1SCR2.3017 (Unit 903)

Title: Assistant Professor


M.D. - Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research - 1991