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Brian C. Miller, MD, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member with a research focus on how to better activate the immune system to fight cancer.

Assistant Professor, Medicine-Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill

Area of Interest

The Miller Lab is interested in understanding how tumors evade the immune response and how we can better activate the immune system to fight cancer. We have a particular focus on a type of immune cell, myeloid cells, that can regulate many aspects of the immune response and are not targeted by current immunotherapies. Using single-cell and functional genomics approaches, we hope to identify novel myeloid-directed therapies that allow us to overcome resistance and successfully treat more patients.

Find publications on PubMed

Awards and Honors

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists, 2021
  • NCI K08 grant, 2020
  • Jane C. Wright, MD, Endowed Young Investigator Award, ASCO, 2018
  • AACR-Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship in Translational Immuno-oncology, 2016
  • Harvard Resident Teaching Award, 2015
  • Duke Appleseed Teaching Award, 2012, 2014
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2010
  • Stanley J Korsmeyer Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society Prize for Academic Excellence, Princeton University, 2003
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2002

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