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Adrienne H. Long, MD, PhD
Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other
Bio Adrienne Long, MD, PhD is a fellow in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Long attend Northwestern University, where she earned both a BS in biomedical engineering and her MD. Driven by a clinical interest in pediatric oncology and the recognized need for novel treatment approaches, she chose to pursue a PhD studying CAR T cells at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with Dr. Crystal Mackall. Her thesis work was the first to identify T cell exhaustion as a critical factor limiting efficacy of CAR T cell therapies (Long et al., Nature Medicine, 2015). She also worked on novel methods to enhance CAR T cell therapies for pediatric solid tumors (Long/Highfill et al., Cancer Immunology Research, 2016). Dr. Long went on to complete her pediatrics residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she continued her research in cancer immunology with Dr. Nicholas Haining – this time focusing on strategies to enhance antigen presentation to augment PD1 blockade (Long et al. presented at the Keystone Symposium on Cancer Immunotherapy, 2019). She remains dedicated to a career as a physician-scientist focused on developing novel immunotherapies for children with cancer.