Dr Vasso Apostolopoulo
The Austin Research Institute
Vasso works on the immunotherapy of cancer, concentrating on induction of killer T cells (CTL) experimentally in mice and subsequently in humans. This work has proved a major contribution to cancer immunotherapy and resulted in a number of significant publications. She continued to make significant advances in her research, including discovery of a peptide mimic which induced strong CTL responses to MUC1 (musin), as well as some novel findings on cross reaction of anti-gal antibodies and MUC1 which diverted CTL responses to an undesirable immune response.
Vasso Apostolopoulos is now a Professor at the Centre for Immunology at the Burnet Institute.