Andrea Schietinger, PhD
Andrea Schietinger, PhD, is an investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the Immunology Program. Her lab aims to understand when, why, and how immune cells become unresponsive to tumors or self-destructive in autoimmune diseases. They develop genetic cancer mouse models that mimic cancer development in patients, investigate T cell responses over the course of tumor development, and define the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for the failure to control and eliminate tumors. The lab also employ clinically relevant mouse models of autoimmunity, such as Type 1 Diabetes, to understand how autoimmune responses are initiated and sustained. Ultimately, they aim to develop a deep mechanistic understanding of the spatiotemporal, molecular, and epigenetic factors that determine T cell fate decisions and functional/dysfunctional states in cancer and autoimmunity, and test innovative conceptual frameworks and T cell reprogramming approaches for the treatment of T cell-mediated diseases.
DatesMay 2, 2023
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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