About the Lab
Under the supervision of Hyun-Sung Lee, M.D., Ph.D. and Bryan M. Burt, M.D., the Systems Onco-Immunology Laboratory (SOIL) uses and develops innovative methods within the context of multi-omics technologies to investigate cancer-immune system networks and inform the design of novel approaches to immunotherapy.
The lab was founded in 2015 by a visionary in thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology, Dr. David J. Sugarbaker and the name “SOIL” is also a tribute to the “Seed and Soil theory of metastasis” that was the basis for our early collaborative work with Dr. Sugarbaker.
Our lab is a hub for translational oncology research projects in thoracic oncology and unites an interdisciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists, immunologists, and bioinformaticians who are conducting research in the field of onco-immunology. Our work extends to encompass a broader interaction with the scientific community and educational opportunities in systems onco-immunology.