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Henry Daniell Work With Bioengineered Lettuce Featured in Scientific American

Scienctific American featured Dr. Henry Daniell's work in a December 16 article about new research into blood clotting factors to address the problem of immune rejection...More

Yvonne Paterson Explains Research on Listeria and Immunotherapy

In a video for Fox Health, Dr. Yvonne Paterson explains her work using listeria in cancer immunotherapy...More

The Latest Results for CAR Therapy Announced

Drs. Carl June and Stephan Grupp presented the latest results from their clinical trials of the personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 at the 56th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition...More

Penn/CHOP CAR T Cell Therapy and Stephan Grupp Featured in Fox News

Dr. Stephan Grupp and CAR T cell therapy were featured in a recent article about children's health on

New National Science Policy Group Led by Penn Immunology Community

The newly-developed National Science Policy Group (NSPG) includes leadership from the Penn Immunology community: Caleph Wilson (Research Associate Staff Scientist), Shaun O'Brien (IGG alum and Penn postdoctoral fellow), and Mike Allegrezza (Gene Therapy and Vaccines). NSPG connects graduate students, postdocs, and early-career researchers enthusiastic about science and engineering policy...More

Susanne Linderman Selected for Wistar's 2014 Monica H. M. Shander Memorial Fellowship Award

IGG student Susanne Linderman has been chosen as this year's Monica H. M. Shander Memorial Fellowship Award. Susanne is working in Dr. Scott Hensley's lab and is working on mutations in the hemagglutinin (HA) glycoprotein of the H1N1 virus...More

Henry Daniell Lab Featured in Nature

Henry Daniell, PhD is featured in Nature for his work on pills made from bioengineered lettuce...More

IGG Faculty Recognized for Excellence

The 2014 Penn Medicine Awards of Excellence recognized two IGG faculty for their work. Gerd Blobel, MD, PhD recieved the Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award and James Riley, PhD received the The Lady Barbara Colyton Prize for Autoimmune Research...More

BBC Horizons Speaks to Henry Daniell About His Work on Plant Vaccines

Henry Daniell, PhD speaks with BBC Horizons, a documentary series that covers science, medicine, and new technologies...More

David Weiner and Collaborators Awarded $12 Million For Development of Synthetic DNA Vaccines

David Weiner, PhD and other collaborators have been awarded $12.2 million from the Defence Advanced Resarch Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop DNA-based monoclonal antibodies for infectious disease treatment. The technology was initially developed in Dr. Weiner's lab. Dr. Weiner is an IGG faculty member and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine...More

John O'Shea elected to Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

NIH immunologiest and IGG faculty member John O'Shea, MD has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. The IOM is an independent, nonprofit organization that advises leaders in government and the private sector in the service of improving health and medicine. Elected members are individuals who have made significant contributations to the advancement of health care, the medical sciences, and public health...More

CAR T-Cell Therapy Success Featured in New York Times and

The success of CAR T-cell therapy gains popular attention due to prolonged remissions. In mid-October, both the New York Times and local news source again featured the experimental therapy developed by IGG faculty Carl June, Stephan Grupp and others. This work is also featured in the October 16th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine...More

Frederic Bushman and Co-authors Develop New Gene Therapy for "Bubble Boy" Disease

Dr. Frederic Bushman and colleagues have developed a new gene therapy targeting what has been popularly known as the "bubble boy" disease--X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1). In the October 9th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors present data from their clinical trial...More

Carolina Lopez and Gudrun Debes and Trainees Awarded AAI Careers in immunology Fellowship

Drs. Carolina Lopez and Gudrun Debes, along with trainees Jie Xuand Daniela Gómez Atria (respectively) have recieved the American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship. The program provides independent research scientists with one year
of salary support for a predoctoral student or a postdoctoral fellow in their labs...More

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