Tanner Johanns, MD, PhD

Tanner Johanns, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Skin cancer, brain tumors


  • 2012: MD/PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


  • 2012 - 2013: Intern, internal medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis
  • 2013 - 2014: Resident, internal medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • 2014 - 2015: Fellow, medical oncology, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2015 - 2018: Research fellow, hematology, Washington University

Board Certification

  • 2015: American Board of Internal Medicine

Selected Research Publications

Glioblastoma-infiltrating CD8+ T cells are predominantly a clonally expanded GZMK+ effector population.
  • Wang AZ, Mashimo BL, Schaettler MO, [...] Johanns TM, Dunn GP
  • Cancer Discov 2024
Computational prediction of MHC anchor locations guides neoantigen identification and prioritization.
  • Xia H, McMichael J, Becker-Hapak M, [...] Johanns TM, [...] Griffith M
  • Sci Immunol 2023
TCR-engineered adoptive cell therapy effectively treats intracranial murine glioblastoma.
  • Schaettler MO, Desai R, Wang AZ, [...] Johanns TM, Dunn GP
  • J Immunother Cancer 2023
The Conventional Dendritic Cell 1 Subset Primes CD8+ T Cells and Traffics Tumor Antigen to Drive Antitumor Immunity in the Brain.
  • Bowman-Kirigin JA, Desai R, Saunders BT, [...] Johanns TM, [...] Dunn GP
  • Cancer Immunol Res 2023
Considerations for personalized neoantigen vaccination in Malignant glioma.
  • Dunn GP, Sherpa N, Manyanga J, Johanns TM
  • Adv Drug Deliv Rev 2022
Characterization of the Genomic and Immunologic Diversity of Malignant Brain Tumors through Multisector Analysis.
  • Schaettler MO, Richters MM, Wang AZ, [...] Johanns TM, [...] Dunn GP
  • Cancer Discov 2022

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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