Wainwright, Derek A., PhD

Information

Name

Wainwright, Derek A., PhD

Title

Assistant Professor

Email

Derekwainwright@northwestern.edu

Office Phone

(312) 503-3161

Office Fax

(312) 503-3552

Department

Neurological Surgery

Office

Tarry 2-703

Website

http://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/wainwright/

Areas of Research

Cell Biology, Cell Imaging & Electrophysiology, Molecular Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Disease, Neuroimmunology

NU Scholar Profile

http://www.scholars.northwestern.edu//expert.asp?n=Derek+Alan+Wainwright&u_id=4224

Recent Publications on PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=wainwright+da

Current Research

Current Research

Dr. Wainwright's laboratory specializes in the investigation of fundamental processes that malignant brain tumors utilize to promote immunosuppression. Currently, he is working with a team of collaborators in the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute that pursue clinical questions to understand how brain tumors disarm the immune response, as well as immunotherapeutic strategies that inhibit tumor-regulated immune deactivation.

The focus of his research is:

1. Interrogating the impact of tryptophan metabolism on the immune response in GBM patients.
2. Understanding the interactions between brain tumors and the immune system utilizing models of malignant glioma.
3. Identifying immunosuppressive factors that serve as diagnostic tools for immunotherapeutic effectiveness in patients with brain tumors.