Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre
Dr. Simone Minnie is a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Geoffrey Hill’s lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. She completed a PhD at the University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer in Australia where she developed preclinical mouse models of autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. She is now employing these models, with high parameter flow cytometry and single cell sequencing approaches, at Fred Hutch to investigate how CD8 T cell phenotypes are altered by immunotherapies in the bone marrow tumor microenvironment. Her research aims to leverage immunotherapies to identify the T cell phenotypes that underpin successful elimination of tumor cells.