Abdul Ahad profile

Abdul Ahad, Ph.D. 

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics


Abdul Ahad pursued a Ph.D. in immunogenomics and system biology in 2020. As a doctorate, he explored the role of nuclear receptor corepressors in dendritic cells and macrophages in modulating T cells responses during bacterial and viral infection. 

He joined Dr. Yang Li’s lab to understand the host cross talk within tumor microenvironment in breast cancer. He is employing cutting-edge high-throughput technologies including scRNA-seq, Cytek, CyTOF and 3D imaging to capture spatiotemporal cellular and molecular events during tumor dormancy and cancer metastasis.

Areas of Expertise

Nuclear Receptor Corepressors In Dendritic Cells
ScRNA-seq, Cytek, CyTOF