Chester Pierce Research Society Speaker Series with Dr. Oladapo Yeku
October 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
The Chester Pierce Research Society (CPRS) is a quarterly speaker series named in honor of the late Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry Chester Pierce, MD, the first African-American physician-scientist and full professor at Mass General. CPRS exposes the Mass General and external community to novel basic science, clinical, translational, health services and disparities research by our talented UiM physicians and scientists.
Speaker: Oladapo Yeku, MD, PhD, FACP
Dr. Oladapo Yeku is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Assistant in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Yeku completed his Medical Oncology fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). During his fellowship training, Dr. Yeku developed broad expertise in managing a broad variety of gynecologic malignancies, including rare tumors such as clear cell and sarcomas. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Yeku has a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology and has received postdoctoral training in immunotherapy and adoptive cellular therapy. While at MSKCC, he conducted preclinical, translational, and clinical research on Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells for ovarian cancer. His training and expertise include standard systemic treatment options, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and clinical trials. As a member of The Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies and the Cellular Therapy Group, Dr. Yeku is actively involved as a Principal Investigator in early phase drug development and adoptive cellular therapy clinical trials. Dr. Yeku is an associate member of the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology. His laboratory studies the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment in Gynecologic Cancers and develops immunotherapeutic approaches to overcome these obstacles.