Lucas Ferrari de Andrade, PhD
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences
Research Topics
Cancer, Immunology
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Cancer Biology [CAB], Immunology [IMM]
Natural Killer Cells and Cancer Immunotherapy
Natural killer cells, as the name implies, are lymphocytes that kill aberrant cells such as the ones that undergo malignant transformation. However, cancers often develop because of, at least in parts, mechanisms of immune evasion. Our laboratory develops antibodies that restore the immune surveillance for transformed cells. We reason that such antibodies could serve as immunotherapeutics for a variety of cancers. 

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BSc / Lic, Universidade Federal do Parana

MSc, Universidade Federal do Parana

PhD, Universidade Federal do Parana

Visiting Student, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Postdoc, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Ferrari de Andrade during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Immunitas

Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Innate Pharma

Royalty Payments:

  • Fate Therapeutics

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.