Research Team

As principal investigator in the Immunometabolism and Cancer Immunology Lab, Dr. Curtis leads a team that is advancing research in the discovery of new therapeutics for high-grade serous ovarian cancer to improve patient outcomes.

Marion R. Curtis, Ph.D.

An expert in immunology, Dr. Curtis works in the Department of Research at Mayo Clinic and is an assistant professor of immunology at Mayo Clinic College of Science and Medicine. She is focused on ovarian cancer biology, specifically the identification of mediators of immune cell metabolism and function. Learn more about Dr. Curtis' professional highlights.

Dr. Curtis is the author of numerous scientific publications and has received several scientific awards for her research to develop new treatments for ovarian cancer.

Christina Chang

Christina Chang is studying the use of engineered T cells to target cancer/testis antigens in high-grade serous ovarian cancer. She has research experience studying the BCL9 gene's role in chemotherapy resistance in triple-negative breast cancer. She is a senior at BASIS Scottsdale High School, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Remya Raja, Ph.D.

Remya Raja is a postdoctoral fellow focused on identifying tumor specific antigens from ovarian cancer using multi-omics approaches. She received her Ph.D. from National Centre for Cell Science Pune, India, in 2013 and joined a research group led by Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D., at Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore, India. Her previous research experience is in quantitative mass spectrometric analysis to identify differentially activated signaling pathways in cancer and she has authored several publications.

Christopher Wu

Christopher Wu is a Graduate Research Education Program (GREP) participant studying the impact of the metastatic tumor microenvironment on immunometabolism. Prior to working with Dr. Curtis, he worked engineering responsive materials for applications in mechanobiological manipulations and drug delivery. He received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering and chemistry minor from the South Carolina Honors College - University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.