Dr. Julian Lum

Dr. Julian Lum
Professor (Limited Term)
Biochemistry and Microbiology

BSc, MSc, PhD (Ottawa)

Area of expertise

Immunometabolism, metabolic roles of autophagy in cancer and T cells, engineering T cells, immunotherapy, metabolomics.

Research interests

My laboratory has a long-standing interest in delineating how metabolism impacts T cell immune responses. We employ a top-down approach whereby we study primary human biospecimens and further understand direct mechanisms of action using cell line and murine models. Our primary goal is to translate our findings into interventions that can be applied in the context of cancer immunotherapy, with a focus on ovarian and prostate cancer.