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Zinaida Good

Parker Scholar and Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

Zinaida Good, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow and a PICI Scholar who is training under Crystal L. Mackall, MD, and Sylvia K. Plevritis, PhD. Her research is focused on investigating how chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-expressing T lymphocytes succeed or fail in patients, in order to guide the design of the next generation of engineered cell therapies. Her projects include: (1) identification of CAR T-cell populations that are associated with durable complete response in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients receiving a CD19-targeted therapy Axicabtagene ciloleucel; (2) defining features of successful CAR T-cell clones in DLBCL patients receiving bispecific CD19/CD22-targeted CAR T cells on a Stanford trial; and (3) identifying modulation points to improve CAR T-cell function within the tumor microenvironment in DLBCL and solid tumors. Her goal is to utilize innovative single-cell analysis methods and advanced algorithms to identify promising immunotherapy strategies for patients with cancer.

Education & Training

  • 2008: UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, B.S., Microbiology & Immunology
  • 2012: UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, M.S., Microbiology & Immunology
  • 2018: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Ph.D., Computational & Systems Immunology
  • Present: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Postdoc, Systems Biology / Immunology

Awards & Honors

  • 2020: Stanford Cancer Institute fellowship for 2020 – 2021
  • 2019: Best Q1 2019 Paper (1 of 3 papers selected), Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
  • 2019: Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology
  • 2018: Keystone Symposia Scholarship
  • 2017: Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Scholar fellowship for 2018 – 2020
  • 2017: CYTO Image Analysis Challenge finalist, International Society for Advancement of Cytometry
  • 2016 – 2018: Stanford Biosciences Travel Grant (3 times), Stanford Biosciences Student Association
  • 2016 – 2017: CYTO Student Travel Award (2 times), International Society for Advancement of Cytometry
  • 2016: CYTO Exceptional Student Award finalist, International Society for Advancement of Cytometry
  • 2012 – 2013: Featured Wikipedia Editor (2 times)
  • 2011: 4th place in the ImmunoVancouver speed poster competition, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2011: 1st place in the DARPA Shredder Challenge: “All Your Shreds Are Belong to Us” team member
  • 2009: 2nd place in the Life Sciences Institute junior poster competition, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2008: Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2007: Delegate to WithinSight national leadership conference: awards from the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University (Canada)
  • 2004 – 2008: Dean’s Honor List (8 times), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2003: Ontario Scholar, ON, Canada
  • 2003: 2nd place in a local Sir Isaac Newton Math contest, Newmarket, ON, Canada
  • 2003: 1st place in a local Sir Isaac Newton Physics contest, Newmarket, ON, Canada
  • 2002 – 2003: Headmaster’s Honor List (3 times), Pickering College, Newmarket, ON, Canada
  • 2001: 3rd place in the Ural Regional English contest, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2001: 2nd place in the Ural Regional Math contest, Yekaterinburg, Russia