Maryann Mikucki.

Maryann Mikucki


Immunology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


PhD Thesis Title: Optimizing the chemokine microenvironment for antitumor immunity (in progress)

Residency Placement

Medicine Prelim, University at Buffalo
Radiation-Oncology, Roswell Park

Undergraduate Education

Biochemistry and Spanish,
University of Rochester

Thesis Advisor


  • Mikucki M, Fisher D, Ku A, Appenheimer M, Muhitch J, Evans S. Preconditioning thermal therapy:  flipping the switch on IL-6 for anti-tumor immunity.  International Journal of Hyperthermia, 2013 in press.
  • Quartley E, Alexandrov A, Mikucki M, Buckner FS, Hol WG, DeTitta GT, Phizicky EM, Grayhack EJ.. Heterologous expression of L. major proteins in S. cerevisiae: a test of solubility, purity, and gene recoding. J Struct Funct Genomics. 2009, 10(3):233-47.
  • James D. Fry, Carolyn M. Bahnck, Maryann Mikucki, Nitin Phadnis and Wendy C. Slattery. (2004). Dietary Ethanol Mediates Selection on Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Activity in Drosophila melanogaster. Integr. Comp. Biol. 44 (4): 275-283.

Professional/Educational Meetings/Abstracts

  • Mikucki ME, Skitzki JJ, Fisher DT, Luster AD, Evans SS. The non-redundant role for CXCR3 chemokine receptor in T cell trafficking into tumor tissue, Upstate New York Immunology Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, October, 2012. Selected for oral presentation.
  • Mikucki ME, Skitzki JJ, Fisher DT, Luster AD, Evans SS. Non-redundant role for CXCR3 chemokine receptor for T cell trafficking in the tumor microenvironment, Keystone Symposia Conference: Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 2013
  • Mikucki ME, Skitzki JJ, Fisher DT, Curry K, Luster AD, Evans SS.  CXCR3 Chemokine Receptor Plays a Singular Role in T cell Trafficking in the Tumor Microenvironment during Systemic Thermal Therapy, Society for Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting, Aruba, April 2013. Selected for oral presentation.
  • Mikucki ME, Skitzki JJ, Fisher DT, Curry K, Frelinger J, Luster AD, Evans SS. Non-redundant requirement for CXCR3 chemokine receptor in T cell trafficking across tumor vascular gateways, American Association of Immunologists Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI , May 2013. Selected for oral presentation.


  • 2013 NIH F30 grant entitled: Chemokine Scavenging as a Mechanism of Tumor Resistance to Immunotherapy
  • 2012 George Mayers Award for academic excellence

Medical School Activities

  • Emergency Medicine Students Association (Co-president, 2009-10)
  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Internal Medicine
  • Surgery Interest Group

Extracurricular Interests

Music, Baking, Learning new languages