Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology Seminar
Marcela Maus, MD, PhD
Join this seminar to hear from a leading physician-scientist in the design and implementation of CAR T cell therapies.
Marcela Maus, MD, PhD is the director of the MGH Cellular Immunotherapy Program, which aims to generate a pipeline of genetically engineered CAR T cells for cancer patients. Her lab focuses on the design and generation of T cells engineered to overcome specific obstacles observed in the clinic for cellular immunotherapies. In particular, they aim to enhance specificity, potency, and safety of T cell therapies as well as include further modifications to make the cells resistant to inhibition, visually trackable, or simpler to manufacture and administer to patients. They further explore the potential for CAR T cell administration in combination with other drugs to sensitize tumors to T cell mediated killing and/or to potentiate CAR T cell function. Finally, the lab is interested in building on the basic biology and mechanisms that drive natural and engineered T cell functions.
DatesNovember 15, 2022
LocationMahley Auditorium & Online
AudienceGladstone and UCSF
The Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology Seminar Series showcases speakers at the intersection of genomic technology and immunology research with an aim to engineer the human immune system for therapeutic benefit. Speakers span technology development, synthetic biology, bioengineering, and the development and clinical application of immunotherapy. These talks are open to the Gladstone and UCSF communities.
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