Aryana Javaheri

Associate Researcher







Research Interests

My research is focused on the use of viruses as immunotherapeutic agents capable of preferentially infecting and destroying neoplastic cells. Given the success of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) in inducing tumor-specific cell death, we are now evaluating the oncolytic potential of various avian paramyxoviruses related to NDV. More broadly, I am also interested in studying the abscopal effect induced by oncolytic vectors and using viruses to target tumor cells that have been shed from a primary tumor, whether they be dormant, in circulation, or forming metastases.