World-class research results in life changing therapies.

From investigating next-generation CAR T cells, oncolytic viruses and immunotherapies to the re-engineering of cancer stem cells, Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Research Fellows are world class scientists who work with inspired teams at top institutions to better understand, control and modify a patient’s own cells and genes to eradicate today’s most difficult and deadly cancers. Read what inspires them to work toward cures.

Nabil Ahmed, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Removing immune T cells from a patient, altering their DNA and returning the re-engineered cells to detect and kill solid tumor cancers and tumor stem cells.

John Bell, PhD
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Exploring the viability of manipulating a cloned synthetic virus as a potentially safe and effective treatment for glioblastoma.

Brian Brown, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Working to harness the power of gene therapy to equip a patient’s own T cells to kill immune-suppressing cells.

Sidi Chen, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine

Taking on the challenges of pancreatic cancer with an innovative, versatile and highly scalable CRISPRa strategy.

Yvonne Chen, PhD
University of California Los Angeles

Empowering researchers with a better understanding of the factors required to design new chimeric antigen receptors to fight different cancers.

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Using viruses to engage a patient’s immune system to join the fight against glioma cancer stem cells and establish a lasting vaccination effect.