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.

Juan Fueyo, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

ACGT is funding research that uses an oncolytic virus to fight glioblastoma, a deadly type of brain tumor.

Hideho Okada, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco

ACGT is funding a new clinical trial for children with a rare brain cancer.

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

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