Dr. Spitzer completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgetown University followed by graduate training in Immunology at Stanford University in the laboratories of Drs. Edgar Engleman and Garry Nolan. There, he developed experimental and analytical methods to model the state of the immune system and immune responses to cancer using high-dimensional single-cell data. Dr. Spitzer moved to UCSF as a Parker Fellow and a Sandler Faculty Fellow in 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and of Microbiology & Immunology as well as an Investigator of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. His research lab uses systems immunology methods including single-cell analysis to understand how the immune system is altered by and mounts responses against cancer.
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