Immunology alumni Brian Clay works on cancer vaccine

Bryan Clay, PhD, Immunology, 2008 (Anne Sperling, Advisor) (Immunology and Respiratory Biology Training Grants) is currently working at Pfizer on cancer vaccines. “I chose immunology as my focus because after my initial job working at a pharmaceutical company, I was interested in returning to pharmaceutical research,” Clay said. “The immune system influences several diseases, from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, to cancer and asthma and many more. I enjoy going to the lab every day with hopes of gaining new knowledge and making new discoveries.” Clay current has two vaccines in clinical trials. "One is for prostate cancer and a second is currently being tested in non-small cell lung cancer and triple negative breast cancer.”

Read more about Clay, who was also a top student athlete at DePaul as an undergraduate.