Michael C. Milone

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Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street 7103 Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6575
Fax: 215-662-7529
Education:
B.S (Chemical Biology)
Stevens Institute of Technology, 1993.
Ph.D (Experimental Pathology/ Immunology)
UMDNJ - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1999.
M.D. (Medical Doctor)
UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, 1999.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research in my laboratory is focused on T cell biology and applications of genetically-engineered T cells to the treatment of disease. Active research projects in my laboratory include:

1) Developing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for adoptive immunotherapy of cancer with enhanced function and improved safety.

2) Developing and applying synthetic immunoreceptors to the treatment of immune-mediated disease.

3) Exploring the role of co-stimulatory signals in directing T cell metabolism and the way this metabolism affects T cell function within tumors.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical Laboratory Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinical Chemistry, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Therapeutic Apheresis

Selected Publications

Lambert Lester H, Goebrecht Geraldine K E, De Leo Sarah E, O'Connor Roddy S, Nunez-Cruz Selene, Li Tai-De, Yuan Jinglun, Milone Michael C, Kam Lance C: Improving T Cell Expansion with a Soft Touch. Nano letters 17(2): 821-826, Feb 2017.

Saha Asim, O'Connor Roddy S, Thangavelu Govindarajan, Lovitch Scott B, Dandamudi Durga Bhavani, Wilson Caleph B, Vincent Benjamin G, Tkachev Victor, Pawlicki Jan M, Furlan Scott N, Kean Leslie S, Aoyama Kazutoshi, Taylor Patricia A, Panoskaltsis-Mortari Angela, Foncea Rocio, Ranganathan Parvathi, Devine Steven M, Burrill Joel S, Guo Lili, Sacristan Catarina, Snyder Nathaniel W, Blair Ian A, Milone Michael C, Dustin Michael L, Riley James L, Bernlohr David A, Murphy William J, Fife Brian T, Munn David H, Miller Jeffrey S, Serody Jonathan S, Freeman Gordon J, Sharpe Arlene H, Turka Laurence A, Blazar Bruce R: Programmed death ligand-1 expression on donor T cells drives graft-versus-host disease lethality. The Journal of clinical investigation 126(7): 2642-60, Jul 2016.

Ellebrecht Christoph T, Bhoj Vijay G, Nace Arben, Choi Eun Jung, Mao Xuming, Cho Michael Jeffrey, Di Zenzo Giovanni, Lanzavecchia Antonio, Seykora John T, Cotsarelis George, Milone Michael C*, Payne Aimee S*: Reengineering chimeric antigen receptor T cells for targeted therapy of autoimmune disease. Science (New York, N.Y.) 353(6295): 179-84, Jul 2016 Notes: *Contributed equally to the work.

Bhoj Vijay G, Arhontoulis Dimitrios, Wertheim Gerald, Capobianchi James, Callahan Colleen A, Ellebrecht Christoph T, Obstfeld Amrom E, Lacey Simon F, Melenhorst Jan J, Nazimuddin Farzana, Hwang Wei-Ting, Maude Shannon L, Wasik Mariusz A, Bagg Adam, Schuster Stephen, Feldman Michael D, Porter David L, Grupp Stephen A, June Carl H, Milone Michael C: Persistence of long-lived plasma cells and humoral immunity in individuals responding to CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy. Blood 128(3): 360-70, Jul 2016.

Hu Junqiang, Gondarenko Alexander A, Dang Alex P, Bashour Keenan T, O'Connor Roddy S, Lee Sunwoo, Liapis Anastasia, Ghassemi Saba, Milone Michael C, Sheetz Michael P, Dustin Michael L, Kam Lance C, Hone James C: High-Throughput Mechanobiology Screening Platform Using Micro- and Nanotopography. Nano letters In Press(4): 2198-204, Mar 2016.

Kawalekar Omkar U, O'Connor Roddy S, Fraietta Joseph A, Guo Lili, McGettigan Shannon E, Posey Avery D, Patel Prachi R, Guedan Sonia, Scholler John, Keith Brian, Snyder Nathaniel, Blair Ian, Milone Michael C*, June Carl H*: Distinct Signaling of Coreceptors Regulates Specific Metabolism Pathways and Impacts Memory Development in CAR T Cells. Immunity 44(2): 380-90, Feb 2016 Notes: *Co-senior author.

Ruella Marco, Kenderian Saad S, Shestova Olga, Fraietta Joseph A, Qayyum Sohail, Zhang Qian, Maus Marcela V, Liu Xiaobin, Nunez-Cruz Selene, Klichinsky Michael, Kawalekar Omkar U, Lacey Simon F, Milone Michael, Mato Anthony R, Schuster Stephen J, Kalos Michael, June Carl H, Gill Saar, Wasik Mariusz A: The Addition of the BTK inhibitor Ibrutinib to Anti-CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells (CART19) Improves Responses against Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Clin Cancer Res 22(11): 2684-96, Jan 2016.

Porter DL, Hwang W-T, Frey NV, Lacey SF, Shaw PA, Loren AW, Bagg A, Marcucci KT, Shen A, Gonzalez V, Ambrose D, Grupp SA, Chew A, Zheng Z, Milone MC, Levine BL, Melenhorst JJ, June CH: Chimeric antigen receptor T cells persist and induce sustained remissions in relapsed refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Sci Transl Med 7(303): 303ra139, Sep 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aac5415.

Wang E, Wang L-C, Tsai C-Y, Bhoj V, Gershenson Z, Moon E, Newick K, Sun J, Lo A, Baradet T, Feldman MD, Barrett D, Puré E, Albelda S, Milone MC.: Generation of Potent T-cell Immunotherapy for Cancer Using DAP12-Based, Multichain, Chimeric Immunoreceptors. Cancer Immunology Research. 3(7): 815-26, Jul 2015.

Xiang Y, Stine ZE, Xia J, Lu Y, O'Connor RS, Altman BJ, Hsieh AL, Gouw AM, Thomas AG, Gao P, Sun L, Song L, Yan B, Slusher BS, Zhuo J, Ooi LL, Lee CGL, Mancuso A, McCallion AS, Le A, Milone MC, Rayport S, Felsher DW, Dang CV: Targeted inhibition of tumor-specific glutaminase diminishes cell-autonomous tumorigenesis. J Clin Invest 125(6): 2293-306, Apr 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1172/JCI75836. Epub 2015 Apr 27.

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