Santiago obtained his degree in Biology from the University of Buenos Aires in 2002. As an undergraduate student he worked in DNA vaccines in the laboratory of Juan Fló. He then undertook his PhD in Immunology at the Institute Gulbenkian of Science in Portugal where he studied regulatory T cells, working with Jocelyne Demengeot and Antonio Coutinho. In 2008, he joined the group of Caetano Reis e Sousa at the CRUK London Research Institute, where he was awarded Marie Curie and EMBO long-term postdoctoral fellowships to investigate innate immune receptors and signalling pathways that trigger dendritic cell activation and drive T cell responses against viruses or tumours. In 2015, Santiago joined the CRUK Manchester Institute as a Junior Group Leader to form the Cancer Inflammation and Immunity Group, which focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms that mediate cancer-inhibitory versus tumour-promoting inflammation in order to design new therapies for cancer patients.
Potential postgraduate and postdoctoral applicants who are interested in our research should contact Santiago Zelenay directly: Santiago.Zelenay@cruk.manchester.ac.uk