Barbara Joyce-Shaikh

2020 Speaker

BARBARA JOYCE-SHAIKH completed her BS in with molecular biology at San Jose State University. She has more than twenty years of biotech industry experience specializing in translational systems of immune function and immune-oncology. Her work has contributed several patents as well as scientific literature published in journals such as Nature, Immunity, Nature Medicine, and the Journal of Experimental Medicine. She is currently a project lead in the discovery immuno-oncology group at Merck Research Laboratories, South San Francisco. Her current research utilizes novel 3D syngeneic and humanized mouse tumor systems to model aspects of the human tumor microenvironment with the goal to discover novel immunomodulatory agents and combinatorial treatments to fight resistant cancers. @merck

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