Jarem Edwards

BSc, PhD Candidate

Jarem is a PhD student in the laboratories of Professor Richard Scolyer and Professor Georgina Long at the Melanoma Institute of Australia (MIA), and Dr. Mainthan Palendira at Centenary Institute. Jarem completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 2016 at the University of Sydney, majoring in immunology and biochemistry. He then pursued an Honours of Research year with Dr. Mainthan Palendira studying the importance of CD8+ resident T cells in melanoma tumors in close collaboration with MIA. This work was published in 2018 in Clinical Cancer Research. As part of his PhD, Jarem is interested in understanding the biology of patient tumours refractive to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy and investigating alternative immune targets.