Prof. Dr. Eva HADADI
Academic Staff - Myeloid Cell Immunology Team
Academic Staff - Dendritic Cell Biology & Cancer Immunotherapy Team
Today's challenge for precision medicine involves the integration of the impact of molecular clocks on drug pharmacokinetics, toxicity, and efficacy toward personalized chronotherapy. Meaningful improvements of tolerability and/or efficacy of medications through proper administration timing have been confirmed over the past decade for immunotherapy and chemotherapy against cancer, as well as for commonly used pharmacological agents in cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory, and neurological...
Agonistic αCD40 therapy has been shown to inhibit cancer progression in only a fraction of patients. Understanding the cancer cell-intrinsic and microenvironmental determinants of αCD40 therapy response is therefore crucial to identify responsive patient populations and to design efficient combinatorial treatments. Here, we show that the therapeutic efficacy of αCD40 in subcutaneous melanoma relies on preexisting, type 1 classical dendritic cell (cDC1)-primed CD8+ T cells. However, after...
Macrophages are diverse immune cells populating all tissues and adopting a unique tissue-specific identity. Breast macrophages play an essential role in the development and function of the mammary gland over one's lifetime. In the recent years, with the development of fate-mapping, imaging and scRNA-seq technologies we grew a better understanding of the origin, heterogeneity and function of mammary macrophages in homeostasis but also during breast cancer development. Here, we aim to provide a...
The circadian clock coordinates biological and physiological functions to day/night cycles. The perturbation of the circadian clock increases cancer risk and affects cancer progression. Here, we studied how BMAL1 knockdown (BMAL1-KD) by shRNA affects the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a critical early event in the invasion and metastasis of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). In corresponding to a gene set enrichment analysis, which showed a significant enrichment of EMT and invasive...
Vrije Universiteit Brussel