Jennifer Foltz, PhD

Jennifer Foltz, PhD

Assistant Professor

Division of Oncology
Mail Stop 8007-0057-06
Washington University
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110



  • 2017-2012: PhD in Immunology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mentor: Dean A. Lee, MD., PhD.
  • 2012-2011: MS in Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Mentor: Richard Gregory, PhD.
  • 2010-2006: BS (with Distinction) in Psychology, French Minor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Academic Positions

  • 2023-2022: Instructor, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Computational Biology, Department of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 2022-2018: Postdoctoral Scholar, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Stem Cell Biology, Saint Louis, MO, Mentor: Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD; co-mentor: Allegra A. Petti, PhD
  • 2018-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Mentor: Dean A. Lee, MD, PhD
  • 2017-2016: Research Associate, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • 2009-2010: Capstone Honors Independent Research Project: Companion Animal’s Effect on Children’s Theory of Mind Understanding, IUPUI, Advisor: Kathy Johnson PhD.
  • 2008-2009: Research Assistant, Assertive Community Treatment Center Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment

Honors & Awards

  • 2023: SITC Women in Cancer Immunotherapy Network (WIN) Leadership Institute Program Acceptance
  • 2023-2022: NIH Loan Repayment Program, NCI, Clinical Research, Renewal
  • 2022: Society for Leukocyte Biology Presidential Scholar 1st Place
  • 2022-2021: T32 Training Grant in Genomic Medicine (1T32GM139799), NIH Section; NIGMS
  • 2022-2020: NIH Loan Repayment Program, NCI, Clinical Research
  • 2021: American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award
  • 2020: American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Trainee Abstract Award
  • 2020: AAI Trainee Travel Award
  • 2020-2019: T32 Training Grant in Molecular Hematology (T32HL007088-44)
  • 2018: Young Investigator Travel Award, Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium at American Society for Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Conference
  • 2016: 1st Place Poster Presentation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Research Retreat
  • 2016: Travel Award, Immunology Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2016, 2015: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Travel Grant, UT MDACC
  • 2015: 2nd Place Poster Presentation, Immunology Program Retreat, UT MDACC
  • 2012: Travel Fellowship Award, Graduate Office, IUPUI
  • 2012: Education Enhancement Grant, Gradate & Professional Student Government, IUPUI
  • 2012: Graduate Oral Poster Presentation Finalist, Indiana University School of Dentistry Research Day
  • 2010: William Loye Bryan Scholar
  • 2010: Graduation Incentive Grant
  • 2010: Top 100 Student
  • 2010-2009: Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • 2010-2007: Scholar’s List
  • 2009-2006: Outstanding Freshman Scholarship Award
  • 2009-2008, 2006: Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • 2008: Reynolds Scholarship
  • 2008: Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholar
  • 2007-2006: Dean’s List
  • 2007-2006: Incentive Award- Beginning Students

Editorial Responsibilities

  • present-2018: Reviewer, Frontiers in Immunology
  • present-2022: Reviewer, Cell Reports
  • present-2022: Reviewer, Journal of Leukocyte Biology
  • present-2023: Reviewer, Blood Advances

Professional Societies & Organizations

  • present-2022: Society for Leukocyte Biology; SLB 2022 Session Co-Chair: Omics in Leukocyte Biology
  • present-2015: Society for Natural Immunity