Portia L. Thomas, BS, BA

Portia L. Thomas, BS, BA

Graduate Student
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee

“I aspire to become a physician-scientist, specializing in pediatric oncology. As a pediatric oncologist, I will focus on the discovery of immunotherapies against pediatric neurological tumors. My current research, conducted under the mentorship of Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, focuses on auditing the immune microenvironment of small cell lung cancer in efforts to better stratify patients for immunotherapies. My work also focuses on identifying racial/ethnic immunogenetic differences that affect response to treatment, especially immunotherapies.”

Poster# 3862: Defining immune contexture in small cell lung cancer: implications for immunotherapy