Great success for Giorgia Nasi from the CCS research team of Iris Gratz. At its last meeting, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) decided to fund Giorgia's project on the role of T cells in immunological cancer defense with more than 310,000 EUR.
Giorgia about her project: "Gamma delta T cells are unconventional T lymphocytes involved in tissue immune surveillance and anti-tumor function. In this project we aim to study how tumors under ER stress affect the function of gamma delta T cells. We will further elucidate how this impacts the anti-tumor activity of these cells. These findings will provide a new perspective for improving gamma delta T-cell based tumor-therapies."