Dr. Niroshana Anandasabapathy Ph.D. MD is Associate Professor of Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Vice-Chair of Research in Dermatology, and is actively involved in Immuno-oncology at the Meyer Cancer Center. A practicing physician-scientist with a focus in melanoma her translational and basic science laboratory researches immune barrier homeostasis and the influence on tumor immune surveillance in both mice and humans. The Anandasabapathy lab seeks to understand how tissue immune homeostasis is conditioned, maintained, and co-opted by tumors, leading to tumor immune escape. Her group studies DC: T cell cross-talk in barrier sites, and in tumors (including melanoma). They also study the role of DC in protein vaccine immunity, smallpox immunization, and TRM regulation, and seek to understand how the hierarchy of DC programs in tissues contributes to their behavior.
Dr. Anandasabapathy received formal training in cancer biology and T cell immunology during her MD Ph.D. at Stanford University, research coupled Dermatology residency at NYU, and studied DC biology at the Rockefeller University with the late Ralph Steinman before starting her own lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She recently relocated her lab to Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC where she has active roles in both dermatology and the cancer center.