Undergraduate education

Stanford University, BS, 2009

Years in MSTP



Cellular and molecular biology, 2015


Fotis Asimakopoulos, MD, PhD

Thesis title

Macrophage-Activating Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma


General surgery, University of Minnesota, Medical School, 2017-

Current position

Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Medical School

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Jensen JL, Bohonak AJ, Kelley ST. Isolation by distance, web service. BMC Genet. 2005 Mar 11;6:13. PMID: 15760479; PMCID: PMC1079815.

PhD publications

Jensen JL, Hope C, Asimakopoulos F. Deploying myeloid cells against myeloma. Oncoimmunology. 2015 Dec 10;5(3):e1090076. eCollection 2016 Mar. PMID: 27141348; PMCID: PMC4839315.

Ma SD, Xu X, Plowshay J, Ranheim EA, Burlingham WJ, Jensen JL, Asimakopoulos F, Tang W, Gulley ML, Cesarman E, Gumperz JE, Kenney SC. LMP1-deficient Epstein-Barr virus mutant requires T cells for lymphomagenesis. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jan;125(1):304-15. PMID: 25485679. PMCID: PMC4382240.

Jensen JL, Rakhmilevich A, Heninger E, Broman AT, Hope C, Phan F, Miyamoto S, Maroulakou I, Callander N, Hematti P, Chesi M, Bergsagel PL, Sondel PM, Asimakopoulos F. Tumoricidal Effects of Macrophage-activating Immunotherapy in a Murine Model of Relapsed/ Refractory Multiple Myeloma. Cancer Immunol Res. 2015 Aug;3(8):881-90. PMID: 25941352; PMCID: PMC4527950.

Hebron E, Hope C, Kim J, Jensen JL, Flanagan C, Bhatia N, Maroulakou I, Mitsiades C, Miyamoto S, Callander N, Hematti P, Asimakopoulos F. MAP3K8 kinase regulates myeloma growth by cell-autonomous and non-autonomous mechanisms involving myeloma-associated monocytes/macrophages. Br J Haematol. 2013 Mar;160(6):779-84. PMID: 23252623. PMCID: PMC3594344.

Asimakopoulos F, Kim J, Denu RA, Hope C, Jensen JL, Ollar SJ, Hebron E, Flanagan C, Callander N, Hematti P. Macrophages in multiple myeloma: emerging concepts and therapeutic implications. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Oct;54(10):2112-21. PMID: 23432691; PMCID: PMC3686978.

Hope C, Ollar SJ, Heninger E, Hebron E, Jensen JL, Kim J, Maroulakou I, Miyamoto S, Leith C, Yang DT, Callander N, Hematti P, Chesi M, Bergsagel PL, Asimakopoulos F. TPL2 kinase regulates the inflammatory milieu of the myeloma niche. Blood. 2014 May 22;123(21):3305-15. PMID: 24723682; PMCID: PMC4046426.

Hope C, Foulcer S, Jagodinsky J, Chen SX, Jensen JL, Patel S, Leith C, Maroulakou I, Callander N, Miyamoto S, Hematti P, Apte SS, Asimakopoulos F. Immunoregulatory roles of versican proteolysis in the myeloma microenvironment. Blood. 2016 Aug 4;128(5):680-5. PMID: 27259980; PMCID: PMC4974200.