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...
January 2023 - Saying goodbye to our post-doc, Jeong-Hoon Jang, as he continues his career in academia in South Korea.
November 2022 - Celebrating Dr. Dhwani Rupani, whose publication was just accepted at Development.
September 2022 - Welcoming David from Argentina and Thais from Brazil.
September 2022 - Discusssing conversations and questions from the recent AACR Special Conference: Pancreatic Cancer.
August 2022 - Celebrating the newly minted Dr. Dhwani Rupani who succeded in defending her dissertation today.
July 2022 - Welcoming Dr. Robin Wright, our new T32 trainee. Check out Lab Members for more on our new addition.
May 2022 - Reading a wonderful review written by our own Le Li and Dr. Florencia McAllister on Akkermansia in immunotherapy.
May 2022 - Celebrating a milestone. Watch this space for updates in the future. Visit our Labgram for updates.
April 2022 - Welcoming back our lab members who attended the AACR in New Orleans.
April 2022 - Celebrating our leader, Dr. Florencia McAllister on her election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
March 2022 - Celebrating the Saumya Kasliwal and her publication in Gastroenterology.