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Renowned Scientists, Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich and Dr. Yulia Nefedova, Join The Wistar Institute Faculty

Two new laboratories join the ranks of Wistar's scientific community with the arrival of Dmitry I. Gabrilovich, M.D., Ph.D., and Yulia Nefedova, M.D., Ph.D., who will join the faculty of Wistar’s National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.

Gabrilovich, a professor in Wistar's Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis program studies the interaction between tumors and the immune system with an eye toward the creation of vaccines against cancer. He is widely regarded as a preminent mind in his field. 

Nefedova, who was named an assistant professor in the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis prgram, studies multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells that produce antibodies.  Both researchers join Wistar from the faculty of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.

“The Gabrilovich and Nefedova laboratories will mesh well with our Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis program, broadening the overall skills and expertise of the Institute's brain trust,” said Dario C. Altieri, M.D., Wistar’s chief scientific officer and director of The Wistar Institute Cancer Center. “Dmitry and Yulia will each bring a mature, well-supported research program to Wistar, and I predict that we will see many fruitful collaborations emerge between their labs and our existing faculty."