Ekaterina Katia Marinova, PhD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-4027

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences PhD Doctor of Philosophy, PhD

Research Statement

Ekaterina Marinova is currently engaged in research with Dr. Leonid Metlitsa. Dr. Metelitsa's lab is currently focused on the investigation of novel mode of anti-tumor immunity with the aim of developing effective NKT-based immunotherapeutic strategies against neuroblastoma and other types of cancer.

Her research interests include: 

Va24-Ja18-invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells
NKT-based immunotherapeutic strategies
Cell signaling
Tumor immunology