Olivia C. Smith

UMN MSTP student Olivia Smith

Email: oliviacs@umn.edu

Entering Class: 2019

University of South Florida
Cell and Molecular Biology major, Psychology minor
B.S., 2015

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2019-2020

Thesis advisor: David Masopust, Ph.D.

Thesis Research

Tissue-resident CD8 T cell memory.


Work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Westcott PMK, Sacks NJ, Schenkel JM, Ely ZA, Smith O, Hauck H, Jaeger AM, Zhang D, Backlund CM, Beytagh MC, Patten JJ, Elbashir R, Eng G, Irvine JD, Yilmaz OH, Jacks T. Low neoantigen expression and poor T-cell priming underlie early immune escape in colorectal cancer. Nat Cancer (2021). 30 Sept, 2021. Online ahead of print.

Schenkel JM, Herbst RH, Canner D, Li A, Hillman M, Shanahan S, Gibbons G, Smith OC, Kim JY, Westcott P, Hwang WL, Freed-Pastor WA, Eng G, Cuoco MS, Rogers P, Park JK, Burger ME, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Cong L, Pauken KE, Regev A, Jacks T. Conventional type I dendric cells maintain a reservoir of proliferative tumor-antigen specific TCF-1+ CD8+ T cells in tumor-draining lymph nodes. Immunity. 2021 Sep 8:S1074-7613(21)00360-5. Online ahead of print.

Marjanovic N*, Hofree M*, Chan J*, Canner D, Wu K, Trakala M, Hartmann G, Smith O, Kim J, Pitter K, Hudson A, Rekhtman N, Massion P, Poirier J, Amon A, Rudin C, Jacks T†, Regev A†, Tammela T†. Emergence of a high-plasticity cell state during lung cancer evolution. (*† Authors contributed equally) Cancer Cell. 2020 Jul 23;S1535-6108(20)30316-0. PMCID: PMC7745838

Maynard LH, Smith O, Tilmans NP, Tham E, Hosseinzadeh S, Tan W, Leenay R, May AP, Paulk NK. Fast-Seq: A Simple Method for Rapid and Inexpensive Validation of Packaged Single-Stranded Adeno-Associated Viral Genomes in Academic Settings. Hum Gene Ther Methods. 2019 Dec;30(6):195-205. PMCID: PMC6919253

Durham ND, Agrawal A, Waltari E, Croote D, Zanini F, Fouch M, Davidson E, Smith O, Carabajal E, Pak JE, Doranz BJ, Robinson M, Sanz AM, Albornoz LL, Rosso F, Einav S, Quake SR, McCutcheon KM, Goo L. Broadly neutralizing human antibodies against dengue virus identified by single B cell transcriptomics. Elife. 2019 Dec 10;8. pii: e52384. PMCID: PMC6927745

Li A, Herbst RH, Canner D, Schenkel JM, Smith OC, Kim JY, Hillman M, Bhutkar A, Cuoco MS, Rappazzo CG, Rogers P, Dang C, Jerby-Arnon L, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Cong L, Birnbaum M, Regev A, Jacks T. IL-33 Signaling Alters Regulatory T Cell Diversity in Support of Tumor Development. Cell Rep. 2019 Dec 3;29(10):2998-3008.e8.