Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
PhD, Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
BA & BS, Chemistry, Hydrogeology, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Olin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Olin graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in 1995 with a BS in biochemistry and a BA in chemistry. After graduating, he worked in industry for 5 years before returning to the U of M to complete his PhD in Veterinary Medicine (Infectious Disease) in 2005. From 2006-2008 Dr. Olin did a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Philip Peterson studying the effects of opioids on tuberculosis meningitis, and from 2008-2011 he did a second post doctoral fellowship with Dr. John Ohlfest in brain tumor immunotherapy. Dr. Olin joined the Department of Pediatrics Faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2011.
Awards & Recognition
- Co-chair Alumni Research Network Program, American Brain Tumor Association (2014)
- Elected into the American Brain Tumor Alumni Research Network Program (2013)
- Young Investigators Award, PharmacoNeuroImmunology Research Society (2002)
- Young Investigators Award, Society of NeuroImmune Interaction and Pharmacology (2001)
Research Summary/InterestsDr. Olin’s scientific interest is defining the mechanism(s) of suppression inhibiting the ability to mount a tumoricidal response evident in the tumor draining lymph nodes and tumor environment and developed potential ways to modulate the immunosuppressive activity. Immunosuppressive tumor environment is a major hurdle for the immune system to overcome. Dr. Olin is focused on the development of inhibitors derived to overcome the suppressive tumor microenvironment.