Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Wainwright Laboratory of Brain Aging, Cancer Immunology, and Immunotherapy

News and Events

The Wainwright Laboratory welcomes 1st year Driskill Graduate Program student, Mr. Corey Dussold, who has chosen to perform his PhD dissertation work with our group. Welcome aboard, Corey!!!

The lab team at the Malnati gala

Members of the Wainwright Laboratory Team recently attended the Malnati Brain Tumor Institute Gala sponsored by the GBM Foundation. Thank you for your support!

Dr. Wainwright presenting onstage at UCLA

Dr. Wainwright returns from UCLA after honoring a leader, in memoriam, of brain cancer immunology and immunotherapy. Thank you Dr. Carol Kruse, PhD, for everything that you founded in our field and beyond. 

Dr. Lijie Zhai was invited to present his work in an oral platform session at the 2019 American Association of Immunology meeting. Congratulations!!!

Dr. Wainwright organizes the T32 Carcinogenesis training grant-sponsored Tumor Immunology Nanosymposium

Congratulations to Dr. Lijie Zhai, PhD, for being selected to give an Oral Presentation for the 2018 Cancer Biology Retreat at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center

Dr. Erik Ladomersky receives second year of T32 support on Signal Transduction in Cancer training grant!

DGP Graduate student April Bell received T32 support from the Carcinogenesis training grant!

Dr. Lijie Zhai receives travel award from Cancer Immunotherapy Fellowship Program!

2nd year Feinberg Medical Student, Sebastian Otto-Meyer receives AOSC Travel award!

Dr. Erik Ladomersky invited to give 2 oral talks at 2018 Society for Neuro-Oncology meeting!

8 abstracts were submitted and ACCEPTED for presentation at 2018 Society for Neuro-Oncology meeting!

Dr. Erik Ladomersky invited to give 2 oral talks at 2018 Society for Neuro-Oncology meeting!

Dr. Wainwright Co-Chairs 2018 American Brain Tumor Association meeting.

Congratulations 1st year medical student, Sebastian Otto-Meyer, for receiving a Summer Research Fellowship from Feinberg School of Medicine!

Dr. Lijie Zhai, PhD, is trail-blazing in the tumor immunobiology of IDO1! See his Poster presented at the 2018 AACR meeting here.

Congratulations to Rohan Savoor in our lab for being accepted into the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) Undergraduate Summer Research Program at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine!

View the presentation Dr. Wainwright delivered at the 2018 Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Symposium at Northwestern University.

Re-watch Dr. Wainwright’s Discussant presentation at the 2018 AACR Annual Meeting on pediatric high-grade glioma patients treated with indoximod.

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Ladomersky, PhD, for being selected to give an oral talk at the 23rd Neuro-Tumor Club Meeting during AACR!!!

Register here to learn more about the role of old age, old immune systems and glioblastoma patient diagnoses.

Re-watch Dr. Wainwright’s oral presentation on immunosuppression in brain cancer from the 2017 SNO Meeting here.

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Ladomersky, PhD, for his new manuscript in Clinical Cancer Research that supports the soon-to-open Phase I/IIa clinical trial in glioblastoma patients at Northwestern Medicine!

Please join us for the 2018 Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute Symposium.

Dr. Wainwright participated in an expert session on immunotherapy for glioblastoma

Congratulations, Lijie, on your manuscript accepted by Cellular and Molecular Immunology entitled, ‘IDO1 in cancer: a Gemini of immune checkpoints’

Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Lenzen, MD, for receiving the Second Year Fellow Translational Research Award at the 13th Annual Children's Hospital Research Day!!

Dr. Wainwright joins international leaders in immunotherapy for cancer in an Expert Round Table Discussion.

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Erik Ladomersky, PhD, who was invited to speak in the 2017 Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Symposium!!

Please join Dr. Wainwright at the 5th Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit August 31st at 11:45am as he presents updates on IDO1 therapy for brain cancer.

Congratulations to Dr. Erik Ladomersky, PhD, for being awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship on the T32 Signal Transduction and Cancer training grant!!

Please join us for the 2017 Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute Symposium.

Dr. Wainwright joins world-renown pediatric brain tumor immunotherapists to discuss cutting-edge research for children with brain cancer.

Please join us Thursday, February 16th, for the Inaugural Cancer Immunology Working Group Meeting led by Drs. Sosman and Wainwright.