Matt Spitzer
Principal Investigator
Matt completed his training in Immunology at Stanford University in the laboratories of Garry Nolan and Edgar Engleman. There, he developed experimental and analytical methods to model the state of the immune system using high dimensional single-cell data. This led Matt to develop the first reference map of the immune system, providing a framework into which new data can be integrated and compared for system-wide analysis. At Stanford, he also developed new strategies for inducing powerful immune responses against cancer. Matt moved to UCSF in the summer of 2016 as a UCSF Parker Fellow and a Sandler Faculty Fellow


Iliana Tenvooren
Junior Specialist
Iliana grew up in France where she did a Master’s degree in Genetics at UCBL Lyon and Purdue University. Before UCSF she worked as an associate researcher at Wake Forest University where she studied the correlation between obesity and the initiation of breast cancer. Currently, she is a Jr. specialist in Dr. Spitzer’s lab, where she uses Mass Cytometry and data computation to investigate how the immune system is organized to create a line of defense against cancer development.