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Christopher Wheeler, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Research Scientist, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

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Christopher Wheeler, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Research Scientist, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

The research of Christopher Wheeler, PhD, focuses on brain tumor immunology, immunotherapy and neurodegenerative disease.

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  • Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara, 1984
  • Doctorate: University of California, Berkeley, 1990
  • Post Doctorate: Stanford University, 1997
  • Editor: CNS Oncology, Current
  • Editor: PlosONE, Current
  • Cellworks Foundation Award, GBM culture and mutation-specific drug sensitivity, Current
  • Joseph Drown Foundation Grant, Maximizing beneficial T cell activity in brain tumors and Alzheimer's through IDH1/IDH1R132H, Current

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Wheeler CJ, Maloney D, Fogel S, Goodenow RS. Microconversion between murine H-2 genes integrated into yeast. Nature. 1990;347(6289):192-194.
  • Wheeler CJ, von Hoegen P, Parnes JR. An immunological role for the CD8 beta-chain. Nature. 1992;357(6375): 247-249.
  • Wheeler CJ, Black KL, Liu G, Mazer M, Zhang XX, Pepkowitz S, Goldfinger D, Ng H, Irvin D, Yu JS. Vaccination elicits correlated immune and clinical responses in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. Cancer Res. 2008;68(14):5955-5964.
  • Irvin D, Duvall G, Zhang X-x, Zhai Y, Sarayba D, Seksenyan A, Panwar A, Black KL, Wheeler CJ. T cells enhance stem-like properties and conditional malignancy in gliomas. PLos One. 2010;5(6):e10974.
  • Jouanneau E, Black KL, Veiga L, Cordner R, Goverdhana, S, Zhai Y, Zhang X, Panwar A, Mardiros A, Wang HQ, Gragg A, Zandian M, Irvin D, Wheeler CJ. Intrinsically de-sialyated CD103+ CD8 T cells mediate beneficial anti-glioma immune responses. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2014;63:911-924.

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