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.
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.