Martin Felices, PhD
Dr. Felices is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation. He received his Ph.D. in immunology from UMASS Medical School in 2008, where his research focused on innate and adaptive immune subsets, then pursued an industry postdoctoral fellowship at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, in Cambridge, MA, in the Developmental and Molecular Pathways group where he studied signaling pathways involved in liver injury and tumorigenesis. In 2011 he joined the University of Minnesota as a T32 postdoctoral fellow in the HOT division, focusing his research on Natural Killer (NK) cell biology, prior to becoming an assistant professor. Dr. Felices' group focuses on methodologies to improve NK cell immunotherapy, with a particular focus on cytokine signaling and development NK specific biologics.