Jason M. Schenkel, Ph.D. M.D.
Jason M. Schenkel, Ph.D. M.D.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Translational Molecular Pathology

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR220086
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital
Date Awarded: 
May 18, 2022
Grant Amount: 

Jason M. Schenkel, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Departments of Translational Molecular Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Schenkel earned his Ph.D in Immunology (2014) and M.D. (2016) from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. His postgraduate training included a clinical residency in Clinical Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, a research fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a clinical fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

After completing medical school training and residency in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Schenkel began his post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Tyler Jacks at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. In Dr. Jacks' lab, his work demonstrated that TCF-1+ CD8+ T cells are found within both tumor and tumor draining LN (dLN), but phenotypically and functionally differ based on location. The findings reveealed the importance of migratory cDC1 cells in boosting TCF-1+ CD8+ T cells in the dLN, and provide a rationale for targeting DCs in immunotherapy.

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