Jelani Zarif, Ph.D.

Ph.D. – Michigan State University

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Oncology
The Bunting-Blaustein Cancer Research Building
1650 Orleans Street, Room 1M45
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: (410) 502-7885
E-mail: [email protected]


1. Our research laboratory focuses on how tumor associated macrophages in prostate cancer promote therapeutic resistance and metastasis.

2. The current goal of the our laboratory is to understand the immune responses in prostate cancer, and why it remains resistant to immunotherapy. A significant portion of our research is based principally on tumor associated macrophage biology and infiltration into human prostate cancer tumors and, how it correlates with immunotherapy resistance and metastasis. Leveraging cutting edge tools, clinically relevant syngeneic prostate cancer models, and surgically resected human prostate cancer tissues, the Zarif lab is able to elucidate mechanisms of therapeutic resistance ascribed to macrophages. We are particularly interested in targeting macrophages using surface enriched markers to help prostate cancer overcome tumor immunity.

3. Prostate Cancer, tumor associated macrophages, Cancer Immunology, tumor immunity, metastasis

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Miller Research Building
Suite 631
733 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Office: (410) 955-2709

Email: [email protected]