LKT Labs is happy to announce its annual AACR iPad drawing winner for 2017 – Dr. Haiyan Xiao of Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.
Dr. Xiao’s primary research focus is based on developing novel and effective vaccines to prevent or treat cancers. Her doctoral dissertation topic was, “Preventive and Therapeutic Roles of Lentiviral Vector Prime and Vaccinia Virus Boost in Mouse Melanoma.” Her dissertation research was published in several well-received articles in the Journal of Immunology. Dr. Xiao’s postdoctoral research is focused on examining how circulating leukocytes interact with the vascular endothelium during chronic inflammatory conditions such as cancer and sickle cell disease.
Dr. Xiao’s research goals are to study epigenetic changes in the immune system that may contribute to chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, and cancer. By identifying changes, she hopes to develop new insights into the immunological impact of these chronic conditions. Ultimately, she hopes her research leads to the development of methods for preventing immunological complications associated with chronic conditions.
Researchers from past years hail from a variety of institutions, including:
2016 – Boston University; Boston, MA
2015 – The Wistar Institute; Philadelphia, PA
2014 – Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN
Add your organization to the list of winners in 2018 when LKT Labs holds its next drawing at the AACR conference in Chicago, IL!