Dr. Haydn Kissick
Haydn Kissick, PhD, is a senior research associate in tumor immunology in the area of translational research at Emory Urology and the Emory Vaccine Center. He received his PhD in immunology from the University of Western Australia and completed his fellowship in prostate cancer immunology at Harvard Medical School.
His research focuses on next generation sequencing to identify mutations to be used in personalized vaccine targets for prostate cancer. Having used these techniques in mouse models to identify novel vaccine candidates targeting mutations, Dr. Kissick and colleagues found that the immune system responds effectively against these mutations.
He is also interested in defining how the immune response to cancer is impaired by inducing exhaustion in tumor-specific CD8 T-cells.
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Golfers Raise Funds for Winship Prostate Cancer Research
The 20th annual "Drive for a Cure" golf tournament at the Country Club of Roswell raised over $32,000 for prostate cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute. Event chair Ed Hoppe and club members stopped by Winship on Feb. 28 for a check presentation with Walter J. Curran, Jr. MD, executive director of Winship, and Martin Sanda, MD, chair of Emory Urology.
Welcome from the Chair
Dr. Martin Sanda
The Emory Department of Urology is among the foremost programs for delivering sophisticated, patient-centered care across the spectrum of adult and adolescent urological conditions.
Our faculty physicians treat more than 15,000 patients per year, and are consistently recognized with national and regional awards and commendations. Our specialties span routine urological procedures up to extremely complex cases, and our clinical services receive referrals from across the region and throughout the country.
Emory Urology's educational component includes a urology surgical residency, a urology physician assistant training program, and a two-year pediatric urology fellowship, all of which are top-tier programs that offer broad opportunities and experiences in both clinical and research realms.