Diego Chowell, PhD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
Research Topics:Cancer, Computational Biology, Immunology
Dr. Chowell is a scientist working on problems at the intersection of cancer genomics, immunology, and computational biology. His lab applies approaches from computational biology and machine learning to unravel the molecular determinants of response to immune checkpoint blockade therapy, understand the co-evolution of tumor cells and the human immune system during cancer evolution, and learn the complex rules that govern T cell epitope recognition and immune escape.
He earned his PhD in applied mathematics from Arizona State University and a Master Class Fellowship from Utrecht University, The Netherlands, where he worked on dynamical systems and chaos theory. Dr. Chowell spent a year as a visiting graduate student at the Moe Win Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Timothy Chan Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.