Nadine Nelson

Graduate Research Assistant, Molecular Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612

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Academic Phone: (813) 974-9711


  • MS, Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida, 2011
  • B.Sc., Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, 2007

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cancer Biology

Research Interests

  • Our lab is a tumor immunology lab that focuses on investigating signaling pathways that contributes to defects in immune responses in pancreatic cancer.
  • My project researches the role of the Ikaros transcription factor in regulating effector and regulatory T cell homeostasis in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer.

Recent Publications

  • Nelson, N.Szekeres, K.Cooper, D.Ghansah, T. Preparation of myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) from naive and pancreatic tumor-bearing mice using flow cytometry and automated magnetic activated cell sorting (AutoMACS). Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (64) : e3875, 2012.
  • Pilon-Thomas, S.Nelson, N.Vohra, N.Jerald, M.Pendleton, L.Szekeres, K.Ghansah, T. Murine pancreatic adenocarcinoma dampens SHIP-1 expression and alters MDSC homeostasis and function. PloS one. 6(11) : e27729, 2011.