Who we are. What we do.
The McAllister Laboratory studies the interplay between the immune system, microbes and tumors behavior. We are fundamentally interested in understanding how those interactions ultimately determine tumor initiation, progression, therapies responses and metastasis.
We use a variety of models depending on the question we are asking, including genetically engineered or orthotopic muse models, bone marrow chimeric animals as well as in vitro interactive modeling systems. We follow the same approach with technologies and use flow cytometry, CyTOF, Immunoplex, single cell sequencing, as well as a variety of imaging methods. In parallel our laboratory maintains a human microbial biobank from healthy individuals, cancer patients as well as high risk individuals which allows to determine the translation relevance of our basic findings.
Florencia McAllister, M.D.
Tumor Immunology and Cancer Biology Graduate Programs
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dept. of Clinical Cancer Prevention & Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
Basic Sciences Research Building (BSRB)
6767 Bertner Ave.
Houston, TX 77030
Lab Phone: 713-745-4491
Right now, we are...
October 2023 — Celebrating with Hajar Rajaei after her White Coat Ceremony
September 2023 — Listening to Dr. McAllister sharing the work done in our lab at the Mary Beth Maddox Award Lecture Series and Blaffer Series Special Lecture
August 2023 — Congratulating Susan Castro-Pando on her thesis defense
July 2023 — Welcoming three new members to the lab — Mona, Amir, and Saman — with a legendary McAllister Lab dinner
May 2023 — Congratulating the newly minted Dr. Dhwani Rupani and Dr. Vidhi Chandra on their graduation from GSBS
April 2023 — Heading out to Orlando, Florida, for the annual AACR Meeting
March 2023 — Congratulating Dr. Vidhi Chandra on successfully defending her thesis
March 2023 — Celebrating as Dr. McAllister and collaborators receive a DoD Pancreatic Cancer, Translational Research Partnership Award, which will support work developing early detection and prevention of pancreatic cancer
March 2023 — Congratulating our leader and mentor, Florencia McAllister, the 2023 recipient of the Mary Beth Maddox Award and Lectureship
February 2023 — Congratulating Graduate Research Assistant Susana on her Scholar-In-Training Award to attend the AACR Annual Meeting
January 2023 — Saying goodbye to our postdoc, Jeong-Hoon Jang, as he continues his career in academia in South Korea