Sapana Kadel, PhD
Dr. Kadel's publications
Sapana received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Biological Sciences in 2014. Following her graduation, she joined University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to receive her PhD in Immunology under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Kovats. During her PhD, she worked on identifying the sex-differences in a type of innate immune cell (ILC2s), and their regulation by sex hormones using murine models. She had chance to present her research work as a graduate student, locally, nationally and internationally. In 2019, she defended thesis entitled “ Sex differences in group 2 innate lymphoid cells in homeostasis and influenza virus infection”.
Sapana started her post-doctoral training in BTIL in 2020 with an interest to comprehensively understand how immune responses and tumor microenvironment impact the therapeutic responses in breast cancer patients. Her current project is focused on characterization of immune cells in HER2+ breast cancer patients before and after neoadjuvant treatment.
Interests Outside of Lab
Outside of lab, Sapana likes to spend her time outdoor exploring the New England area, and with her family.