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Christiano Tanese de Souza


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1997

Current position

Research Laboratory Technician, Hospital Research Institute–The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario Canada


  1. Tai, L. H., Zhang, J., Scott, K. J., Tanese de Souza, C., Alkayyal, A. A., Abhirami Ananth, A., Sahi, S., Adair, R. A., Bakur Mahmoud, A., Sad, S., Bell, J. C., Makrigiannis, A. P., Melcher, A. A. and Auer, R. (2013). Perioperative influenza vaccination reduces post-operative metastatic disease by reversing surgery-induced dysfunction in natural killer cells. Clin Cancer Res. In press.
  2. Tai, L. H., de Souza, C. T., Belanger, S., Ly, L., Alkayyal, A. A., Zhang, J., Rintoul, J. L., Ananth, A. A., Lam, T., Breitbach, C. J., Falls, T. J., Kirn, D. H., Bell, J. C., Makrigiannis, A. P. and Auer, R. A. (2013). Preventing postoperative metastatic disease by inhibiting surgery-induced dysfunction in natural killer cells. Cancer Res 73(1): 97-107.
  3. Seth, R., Tai, L. H., Falls, T., de Souza, C. T., Bell, J. C., Carrier, M., Atkins, H., Boushey, R. and Auer, R. A. (2013). Surgical stress promotes the development of cancer metastases by a coagulation-dependent mechanism involving natural killer cells in a murine model. Ann Surg 258(1): 158-168.
  4. Rintoul, J. L., Lemay, C. G., Tai, L. H., Stanford, M. M., Falls, T. J., de Souza, C. T., Bridle, B. W., Daneshmand, M., Ohashi, P. S., Wan, Y., Lichty, B. D., Mercer, A. A., Auer, R. C., Atkins, H. L. and Bell, J. C. (2012). ORFV: a novel oncolytic and immune stimulating parapoxvirus therapeutic. Mol Ther 20(6): 1148-1157.
Protocols by Christiano Tanese de Souza
  1. Ex vivo Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity Assay
  2. Natural Killer Cell Transfer Assay