Dr. Jianmei LeavenworthDr. Jianmei Leavenworth

By Marina Moody

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Jainmei Wu Leavenworth, M.D., Ph.D., recently received the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Young Supporters Board New Faculty Development Award. Leavenworth was awarded $50,000 for her project “Contribution of a new subset of NK cells to antitumor immunity.” Her research focuses on the mobilization of effector cells, such as natural killer cells, to mediate cooperative antitumor responses.