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Livia Harumi Yamashiro, PhD
Arcus Biosciences

Dr. Livia Yamashiro is a Scientist at Arcus Biosciences where she applies fundamental immunology to the development of drugs for cancer immunotherapies. Her focus is to phenotype immune responses and validate the application of promising candidates in clinical trials. She also investigates compounds with cancer cell-intrinsic activity, aiming to find molecules with selective activity towards tumoral cells avoiding unspecific effects. Livia has a background in immunology related to host innate immune system-pathogen interactions having studied the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) pathway and the downstream effects on infectious diseases during her postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley. Additionally, Livia has been involved in the screening of compounds with antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and successfully established animal models to investigate top hit candidates.

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Research Keywords:

# Pharmacology
# Immunotherapies

Mentor: Deepak Sampath, PhD

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