Stefanie Galban, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
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Dr. Galban performed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany and her graduate studies at the National Institutes on Aging (NIA/NIH) in Baltimore, Maryland in collaboration with the Johannes Gutenberg University. She performed three postdocs, one in Germany at the Heinrich Heine University, one at the NIH and one in Pathology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Galban started as a Research Investigator in Radiation Oncology and is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Radiology at the University of Michigan.

Research Interest

Dr. Galban’s research is focused on tumor immunology. Specifically, her lab is interested in understanding the interaction between oncogenic KRAS-expressing cells and their surrounding tumor microenvironment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with the long-term goal of devising new treatment approaches. She is investigating cell-autonomous and extrinsic oncogenic Kras signaling in a KrasG12D inducible and reversible genetically engineered mouse model of NSCLC and in patient derived organoid (PDO) models.

Her laboratory is also interested in interrogating the mechanisms of resistance and the role of Cancer Stem Cells in pediatric brain tumor to devise novel therapies. She has developed imaging technologies for rationally evaluating treatment paradigms in various mouse models of cancer, wherein key signaling events can be visualized using optical imaging in glioma.

Other Info

Office Location

BSRB A502; 734-764-4076

Lab Location

A668; 734-615-7589

Administrative Assistant

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