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Mickey Hu, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator and Director of Discovery Oncology at Panorama Institute of Molecular Medicine


Mickey Hu earned his PhD from Caltech.  Dr. Hu is best known for his discovery of the anti-aging gene FOXO3 as a key tumor suppressor.  Current research is focused on immune cell functions and regulation in the tumor microenvironment, and the role of immunomodulatory therapeutics in the regulation of immune checkpoints and tumor suppression. His lab studies the molecular pathways underlying the crosstalk between cancer cells and immune cells, and the interplay between aging and cancer. Currently, he is developing immunomodulatory drugs that boost cancer immunotherapy and investigating the mechanisms of cancer cell reprogramming, with the goal of identifying potential targets for novel cancer therapies.