Wednesday, November 8, 2023

CanBio Bagel Talk

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Virtual meeting

Contact Kurt Nelson

Join the Zoom meeting. 

Meeting ID: 935 3982 3315. Passcode: 487061

Victoria Valvo, graduate student in the Morgan laboratory

Speaking on: PARP inhibition enhances type1 interferon signaling and sensitizes pancreatic cancer to anti-PD-L1 therapy.

Victoria Valvo

Victoria Valvo

Graduate Student

I completed my undergraduate studies at Oakland University receiving a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology. I graduated from the honors college and received two university awards for my thesis work that was completed at Oakland University. I began my studies at the University of Michigan in 2021 and joined Dr. Meredith Morgan's lab. I am working towards my PhD in Cancer Biology and my MS in Bioinformatics.

My work is focused on trying to develop and understand treatment mechanisms that will sensitize pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tumors to radiation and/or immunotherapy. Our current focus is on using PARP inhibitors in combination with radiation to sensitize PDAC tumors to immunotherapy and improve patient outcomes.