Peter Chockley

Immunology Program Graduate Student Candidate


University of Michigan B.S. Biochemistry 2010 While earning my degree I worked with Dr. Pavan Reddy studying graft versus host disease post bone marrow transplantation. After graduation I continued my studies by working on characterizing a novel cytotoxic cell population in zebrafish at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. After two years there I returned home for my graduate studies and began studying cancer and natural killer cells. Throughout these years I was a member of the Michigan Fencing team and during my stint in Germany I played lacrosse in the Bundesliga Sued. Currently, I'm an avid hockey player and cyclist.

Research Interests

I'm working to control metastatic spread via deciphering the immunological differences between primary tumor and metastasizing cells.



2017 - 2nd place Oral Presentation Cancer Center Spring Symposium
2017 - Herman and Dorothy Miller Fund Award
2017 - Monte V. Hobbs Student Award
2017 - Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Award
2015 - Ethiopia-Michigan Platform for Advancing Collaborative Engagement Grant
2015 - American Association of Immunologist’s Young Investigator Award
2015 - Rackham Experimental Research Grant
2015 - Rackham Travel Grant



Presented Best Abstract (Second author) Michigan Cancer Research Symposium September, 2015

Top 10 Poster/Abstract (First Author) Michigan Cancer Research Symposium September, 2015

Taubman Institute Symposium (Poster) October, 2015

Cancer Biology Fall Retreat (Poster) October, 2015

Autumn Immunology Conference, Best Abstract/Poster: Tumor Immunology November, 2015

Internal Medicine Research Symposium(Poster) 2016

Immunology Retreat (Poster) 2016

Keystone Symposium "Cell Plasticity within the Tumor Microenvironment" (Poster and Oral) 2017

Immunology Retreat (Oral) 2017

Cancer Center Spring Symposium (Poster and Oral) 2017



Immunology Mentor