The Mark Foundation Center for Immunotherapy, Immune Signaling, and Radiation

The Mark Foundation Center for Immunotherapy, Immune Signaling, and Radiation at the University of Pennsylvania brings together leading cancer researchers using state-of-the-art molecular, cellular, and radiologic technologies to better understand and optimally modulate signaling pathways activated in cancer and immune cells in patients treated with radiation therapy.

For more information on the center, check out its website here.


Benci JL, Johnson LR, Choa R, Xu Y, Qiu J, Zhou Z, Xu B, Ye D, Nathanson KL, June CH, Wherry EJ, Zhang NR, Ishwaran H, Hellmann MD, Wolchok JD, Kambayashi T, Minn AJ. Opposing Functions of Interferon Coordinate Adaptive and Innate Immune Responses to Cancer Immune Checkpoint Blockade. Cell. 2019.

Luo LY, O’Hara MH, Mitchell TC, Vonderheide RH, Wherry EJ, Minn AJ, Maity A. Combining Radiation with Immunotherapy: The University of Pennsylvania Experience. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2020.

Wu CY, Lau BT, Kim HS, Sathe A, Grimes SM, Ji HP, Zhang NR. Integrative single-cell analysis of allele-specific copy number alterations and chromatin accessibility in cancer. Nat Biotechnol. 2021.

Johnson LR, Lee DY, Eacret JS, Ye D, June CH, Minn AJ. The immunostimulatory RNA RN7SL1 enables CAR-T cells to enhance autonomous and endogenous immune function. Cell. 2021.

Acheampong KK, Schaff DL, Emert BL, Lake J, Reffsin S, Shea EK, Comar CE, Litzky LA, Khurram NA, Linn RL, Feldman M, Weiss SR, Montone KT, Cherry S, Shaffer SM. Subcellular Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Human Tissue Reveals Distinct Localization in Alveolar Type 2 Pneumocytes and Alveolar Macrophages. mBio. 2022.

Cucolo L, Chen Q, Qiu J, Yu Y, Klapholz M, Budinich KA, Zhang Z, Shao Y, Brodsky IE, Jordan MS, Gilliland DG, Zhang NR, Shi J, Minn AJ. The interferon-stimulated gene RIPK1 regulates cancer cell intrinsic and extrinsic resistance to immune checkpoint blockade. Immunity. 2022.