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Translational Immunotherapy Team

Professor Alan Melcher's team is looking at ways to activate the immune system to attack cancer using therapeutic viruses. These agents are already approved for clinical use and offer major potential benefits to further improve the promising field of immunotherapy.

Team leader

Professor Alan Melcher

Professor Alan Melcher

Professor of Translational Immunotherapy

Professor Melcher is a clinician scientist studying how to activate the immune system to recognise and attack cancer. In particular, he works on oncolytic, anti-cancer viruses, which work mainly as a type of immunotherapy, and is a specialist in melanoma and head and neck cancer.

ORCID 0000-0002-2042-3380

Team members

Dr Irene Chong

Dr Irene Chong is a Clinician Scientist at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Edward Armstrong
Honorary Appointment
Dr Lauren Aronson
Senior Scientific Officer T +44 20 3437 7559
Dr Ben Challoner
Clinical Research Fellow T +44 20 7153 5055
Dr Charleen Chan
Clinical Research Fellow T +44 20 7153 5594
Dr Shane Foo
Dr Shane Foo
Senior Scientific Officer T +44 20 7153 5538
Lorna Grove
Higher Scientific Officer
Dr Vicki Jennings
Post-doctoral Researcher
Dr Nitya Mohan
Postdoctoral Training Fellow T +44 20 3437 7017
Carmen Murano
Scientific Officer T +44 20 3437 7032
Dr Malin Pedersen
Staff Scientist
Sreelakshmi Sasidharan
Scientific Officer T +44 20 3437 6919