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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Gary Ren

Assistant Professor of Medicine
gary ren

Gary Ren

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 207-288-6783
Campus: JAX - Bar Harbor, Maine
BS, Microbiology, Shandong University
MS, Microbiology, Shandong University
PhD, Immunology Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Training, Princeton University
Research synopsis: 

My group focuses on elucidating how mesenchymal lineage cells (mesenchymal stem cells and fibroblasts) and immune-regulatory myeloid cells (neutrophils and macrophages) modulate the adaptive immune responses in cancer treatment resistance and metastatic relapse. These studies will fully take advantage of the unique research platform--patient-derived xenograft (PDX) tumors in humanized mouse models at The Jackson Laboratory, with the research goal to develop novel strategies targeting tumor microenvironment to improve the efficacies of conventional cancer therapies and new therapeutics such as immunotherapy.