Dr. Jianmei LeavenworthAssistant Professor

Areas of Interest
cancer immunotherapy, malignant tumors, glioma

Lab Website
PubMed

Dr. Leavenworth joined UAB Neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor on Oct. 1, 2016. Previously, Dr. Leavenworth was at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University. Her main research interest is to understand the mechanisms of self-tolerance, focusing on molecular and cellular elements that regulate effector and regulatory cell subsets of the immune response. Her long-term goal is to seek effective strategies for cancer immunotherapy using mouse models and specimens from patients with malignant tumors, including gliomas. Dr. Leavenworth completed medical school at Nantong University (NTU) School of Medicine, Nantong, Jiangsu, China. She then finished her PhD training in molecular biology, microbiology and biochemistry with a focus on immunology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She was at Harvard Medical School since 2009 serving as a research fellow (Postdoc) and then as an instructor.

Education

Medical School
Nantong University (NTU) School of Medicine
Nantong, Jiangsu, China

Graduate School
Southern Illinois University

Fellowship
Harvard University

Contact

Office Location
CHB 118A

Email
jleavenworth@uabmc.edu

Phone
205-996-7880