Research Associate, Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics
Emily Schoof is a research associate for the Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics at the John Wayne Cancer Institute headed by in Dr. Santosh Kesari. Emily works with her colleagues to uncover pathways and mechanisms that contribute to the development of brain cancer.
Her focus is on:
- Brain Tumor Tissue Dissociation and Isolation of TILs for FACs analysis
- Culturing of TIL and Brain Tumor Tissue Cell Lines
- Consenting brain cancer patients for research studies
Her experience in Translational Immunology includes:
- IRB Approval Process for Clinical Trials; Analysis of immune response stimulated by ILBCG treatments in metastasized melanoma patients; Ficoll procedure for Healthy Blood Donors repository and ILBCG Study.
- Head Research Associate of IRB ILBCG, Healthy Donors, Mindful-Movement and JWCI repository Clinical Projects. Responsibilities include organization and maintenance of BCG-Stimulant Study Binders which hold current and past IRB-approved protocols, delegation logs, consent forms, flyers to recruit volunteers, resume/CV of all physicians, etc. Includes processing of blood and tissue samples as well as organization and maintenance of sample reservoirs.
- Analysis of fresh and thawed PBMC from ILBCG IRB Clinical Study. Processing of PBMC includes thawing and staining with 4+ antibody-panels followed by FACs analysis.
- Culturing T cell colonies in the presence of BCG-associated peptides or BCG at various concentrations followed by FACs analysis.
Emily graduated in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a concentration in anatomy and physiology.