Jessica Konen, PhD


Titles and Roles

Instructor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Immunology


Jessica Konen, PhD, is an instructor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Konen is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. She holds professional membership with American Association for Cancer Research and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.


Dr. Konen earned her PhD from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her postdoctoral training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.


Dr. Konen's research focuses largely on understanding mechanisms of lung cancer progression and metastasis. She aims to integrate multimodal approaches to assay clinically relevant models of lung cancer to better define the immune landscape in tumors, both at baseline and in the face of immune checkpoint blockade treatment. Of particular interest are the bioactive metabolites secreted in the tumor microenvironment that are available for uptake by tumor-resident immune cells, and that then alter their functionality.


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