Ellen Scott

  • 5th Year GS

Why did you choose the University of Pittsburgh?

I chose the University of Pittsburgh for the highly collaborative environment, the high caliber research being conducted in my areas of interest, as well as the great facilities the University provides. All of these factors made my choice to join the program an easy one.

Education & Training

  • BS in Biological Sciences, Drexel University, 2016

Research Interests

Tumor immunology; autoimmunity; T cell biology; Regulatory T cells


Scott, E., Gocher, A. M., Workman, C. J., & Vignali, D. A. A. (2021). Regulatory T cells: Barriers of immune infiltration into the tumor microenvironment. Frontiers in Immunology, 2282.

Liu, C., Somasundaram, A., Manne, S., Gocher, A. M., Szymczak-Workman, A. L., Vignali, K. M., Scott, E., Normolle, D. P., Wherry, J., Lipson, E. J., Ferris, R. L., Bruno, T. C., Workman, C. J., & Vignali, D. A. A. (2020). Neuropilin-1 is a T cell memory checkpoint limiting long-term antitumor immunity. Nature Immunology, 21(9), 1010–1021. 

Bunch, B. L., Kodumudi, K. N., Scott, E., Morse, J., Weber, A. M., Berglund, A. E., Pilon-Thomas, S., & Markowitz, J. (2020). Anti-tumor efficacy of plasmid encoding emm55 in a murine melanoma model. Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, 69(12), 2465–2476.

Liu, H., Weber, A., Morse, J., Kodumudi, K., Scott, E., Mullinax, J., Sarnaik, A. A., & Pilon-Thomas, S. (2018). T cell mediated immunity after combination therapy with intralesional PV-10 and blockade of the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway in a murine melanoma model. PloS One, 13(4), e0196033.

Kodumudi, K. N., Siegel, J., Weber, A. M., Scott, E., Sarnaik, A. A., & Pilon-Thomas, S. (2016). Immune checkpoint blockade to improve tumor infiltrating lymphocytes for adoptive cell therapy. PloS One, 11(4), e0153053.