Dr. Dayana Rivadeneira is a postdoctoral fellow who joined the lab in 2016. She received her PhD from Thomas Jefferson University in 2010. She did her first postdoctoral fellowship at The Wistar Institute until 2016 with a research focused on tumor metabolism and mitochondrial function.
Tumor biologist at heart she decided to expand her research and create a bridge between tumor biology and tumor immunology. Her current research focuses on developing new therapeutic strategies exploiting different aspects of T cell metabolism in the tumor microenvironment. She is also interested in understanding systematically how specific oncogenes and tumor suppressors in tumors can modulate the function of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes.
Fun fact: She has been caffeine free for over a year and still going strong.