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Neha Wali

Neha Wali

Scholar Type:

NIH Oxford Scholar MD/PhD

Entry Year: 2020

B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2018
M.D., Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio (In progress)


Dr. Curtis Harris (NCI)
and Prof. Xin Lu (Oxford)

Research Interest:

Tumor immunology, Immunotherapy, Cancer genomics

After Neha graduated from high school and partook in initial scientific research, she pursued additional laboratory experiences as an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In research rotations at the National Cancer Institute, UMBC, and at the Johns Hopkins University, Neha engaged in a range of projects that examined tumor immunology and cancer genomics in the context of immunotherapy clinical efficacy, which further strengthened her passion for these fields. Neha realized that a dual-degree program would therefore be the best option to weld her strong interests in science and medicine. After she graduated summa cum laude from UMBC, Neha was selected in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program in San Antonio as an M.D./Ph.D. student. After she completed her second year of medical school, Neha was accepted into the OxCam program. In her graduate studies between the NCI and Oxford, Neha will now elucidate the implications of p53 isoforms on immune cells and immunotherapy in esophageal cancer.

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