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Cancer Immunotherapy Highlight of Penn's New Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

Penn Medicine announced plans for the construction of the Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT) which will be the locus of of research using Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) technology. A CAR T cell therapy developed by IGG's Carl June, has been used to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)...More

David Artis Lab on the Cover of Science

Postdoctoral fellow Lisa Osborne, PhD, and senior author Dr. David Artis discuss their recently-published article in Science that demonstrated that mice already infected with parasitic helminths were worse at fighting viral infection...More

Henry Daniell's Research Featured on the Cover of Blood

IGG faculty member Dr. Henry Daniell's research is featured on the September 4th cover of Blood. Severe hemophilia patients are often treated with infusions of clotting factor. Using plant cells to teach the immune system to tolerate rather than attack the clotting factor protein, the authors of this article found a way to prevent the formation of the antibodies (against the clotting factor) that develop in some patients...More

Faculty Member Hao Shen Mentors Undergraduate Student

Dr. Hao Shen, Associate Professor of Microbiology, and his lab have been highlighted for their mentorship and training of undergraduate students...More

IGG Labs Participate in Penn's Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

Several IGG faculty participated in the School of Medicine's Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP). Thirty-three students from the the US and Puerto Rico completed ten-week internships in Penn research laboratories... More

Carl June Awarded 2014 Taubman Prize

Carl June, MD, was awarded the 2014 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science. This distinction is awarded by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School ... More

John Wherry Co-directs $12 Million Grant to Study Hepatitus

John Wherry, PhD, an associate professor of Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are co-directing a $12 million grant to study immune responses in people who have been effectively cured of hepatitis C viral infection with new, high-potency antiviral drugs ... More

Penn IGG Faculty Make Thomson Reuters Most Influential Scientific Minds List

Penn and NIH IGG faculty are some of the "world's most influential scientific minds" according to a Thomson Reuters's report. Based on analysis of citation data, the staff at Thomson Reuters have determined who published the highest impact work over an eleven-year period, 2002-2012.

The 2014 list included these IGG scientists:

David Artis (Penn)
Yasmine Belkaid (NIAID, NIH)
Jason Brenchley (NIAID, NIH)
Daniel Douek (NIAID, NIH)
Dmitry Gabrilovich (The Wistar Institute)
John O’Shea (NIAMS, NIH)
Nicholas Restifo (NCI, NIH)
Alan Sher (NIAID, NIH)
John Wherry (Penn)

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