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Chelsea Dawn Landon

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Duke Box 3712 OR 3180, Durham, NC 27710
227, Davison Building, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


With a research background heavily weighted in drug delivery systems in the treatment of cancer, the focus of my work has shifted to vaccination delivery methods as potential anticancer strategies. The goal of my current funding is to identify and develop a vaccine strategy delivered via the intranasal (IN) route that induces a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response adequate for the protection/prevention of metastatic lung cancer.

I am currently working under the mentorship of Dr. Herman Staats, and in addition to the cancer immunotherapy studies, I have a strong interest in mucosal immunization and maternal immunization studies, specifically in the rabbit model.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Pathology · 2022 - Present Pathology, Clinical Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2020 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

North Carolina State University · 2017 D.V.M.
Duke University · 2013 Ph.D.