Theron Palmer, BS

Theron Palmer, BS

Graduate Student
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Abstract 2728. Characterization of splicing-derived neoantigens using splicemutr shows their independence from TMB and potential as a biomarker for immunotherapy response.

What are your long-term goals?

I intend to become a principal investigator and pursue a research career in cancer biology.

Please share information about how the pandemic has impacted your research over the last two years.

Throughout the pandemic, the majority of my research has been computationally focused. This has been a blessing as I have been able to work remotely and have not had to expose myself to harm in order to continue my work. Yet, a large part of problem-solving is brainstorming with others as problems come up. This is easy to do when working in the same room as other students. Due to working remotely throughout the majority of the pandemic, I was not able to work through problems with others in this way.