Andrew Zloza, MD, PhD


Zloza Laboratory

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     Andrew Zloza, MD, PhD

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Andrew Zloza, MD, PhDAndrew Zloza, MD, PhD, is the Section Chief of Surgical Oncology Research and a member of the Clinical Investigations and Precision Therapeutics Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He is also a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the founding Director of the Immune Monitoring Shared Resource at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. 

Dr. Zloza earned his BS in Chemical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) as part of the IIT/Rush University Honors Program in Engineering and Medicine. He completed MD and PhD (Immunology/Microbiology) studies at Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL) as part of the Rush Physician Scientist MD PhD Program. He further trained as a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral fellow (NIH T32) in Cancer Immunology and Tumor Vaccine Research at The University of Chicago. In 2011, he accepted a position at Loyola University Chicago as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. 

In 2012, he was recruited back to Rush University Medical Center as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology/Microbiology and Department of Internal Medicine. There he formed the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Tumor Immunotherapy and served as its principal investigator. In 2015, Dr. Zloza was recruited to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, where he currently runs a basic science and translational laboratory investigating the interplay between non-oncogenic (non-cancer-causing) infections, cancer, and the immune system.

Dr. Zloza has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on a number of grants awarded by government agencies and national and local foundations. The Zloza lab also receives funding from industry partners. In recognition of his successes as a young investigator, Dr. Zloza was awarded the 2015 Chambers-eBioscience Memorial Award by the American Association of Immunologists and a Junior Faculty Award at the 3rd Annual Immuno-Oncology Young Investigator’s Forum in 2017.

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