Immunology Forum Seminar Series with Dr. Andrew Scharenberg
Cell Engineering with Rare Cleaving Nucleases: Technology and Translational Applications in T-cell Immunotherapy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free (UCLA Staff, Students, and Invited Guests Only)
Los Angeles, California 90095
Andrew Scharenberg, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Immunology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Chief Scientific Officer
Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute
Approximately half of the Scharenberg lab works on directed evolution of homing endonuclease proteins, and application to gene repair as part of the Northwest Genome Engineering Consortium (NGEC). The other half works on the role of ion channels and 2nd messengers in immune cell biology, focusing on the channel/enzyme fusion proteins TRPM2 and TRPM7. Work in the latter area is spearheaded by Jaya Sahni on TRPM7, and Yumei Song and Ben Buelow on TRPM2 and ADP-ribose, respectively.
Light lunch served
Co-Sponsored by the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the UCLA AIDS Institute