Omar A. Ali, PhD
Harvard University, PhD, Bioengineering
University of Michigan, MSE, Bioengineering
University of Minnesota, BS, Chemical Engineering
As a scientist at the Wyss Institute, Dr. Ali utilizes material platforms to study the development of cancer immunity, specifically as it pertains to melanoma. His current research is focusing on the design of cancer vaccines, utilizing immunologically active biomaterials. His research investigates the importance of incorporating various immune cells within cancer vaccination protocols. His goal is to begin identifying a cellular and molecular blueprint of a successful melanoma cancer vaccine.