Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Shelly Kalaora is a PhD student in Prof. Yardena Samuels’s laboratory at the Molecular Cell Biology Department in the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her research focuses on the identification of neo-antigens in human melanoma samples and deciphering the cross talk between the HLA peptide repertoire and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes repertoire. In her studies she developed a pipeline that combines whole exome sequencing and HLA peptidomics in order to identify neo-antigens that are presented by melanoma cells. In addition she developed a new screening method to identify neo-antigens using binding affinity prediction algorithms.
Shelly has an MSc in life science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where she graduated summa cum laude.