JULIAN J. LUM, PH.D., DEELEY RESEARCH CENTRE,
BC CANCER AGENCY; VICTORIA, BC
Dr. Julian J. Lum is a Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria. His work is focused on immunometabolism – the interface between the tumor microenvironment and its regulation on immune function. The aim of his research is to understand metabolic pathways that lead to immune suppression and ultimately developing strategies to overcome these barriers. His research interest also includes the role of autophagy in ovarian cancer as well as well as investigating metabolic pathways as potential vaccine targets. His laboratory is presently developing phase I clinical trials using checkpoint blockade inhibitors in platinum resistant ovarian cancer. Dr. Lum is a recipient of a CIHR New Investigator Award and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutic Oncology.