Steele Children’s Research Center

University of Arizona

Hem/Onc research


Our laboratory is interested in the development of multiple immunotherapeutic strategies for cancer.  Our research program is based on a basic and translational approach that aims at understanding the regulatory networks involved in tumor-induced immunosuppression, at designing strategies to overcome cancer escape from elimination by the immune system and focuses on the development of novel tumor vaccines. These immunotherapeutic approaches are also evaluated in the field of bone marrow transplantation.

Emmanuel Katsanis, M.D.


Louise Thomas Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research

Professor of Pediatrics, Immunobiology and Pathology,

Section Chief, Oncology/Hematology

Arizona Cancer Center

BIO5 Research Institute


Principal Investigators

Nicolas Larmonier, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Immunobiology

Arizona Cancer Center

BIO5 Research Institute



Yi Zeng, M.D., Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Pediatrics