Bruce L. Levine

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Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania (Member), Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania (Member)
Deputy Director - Technology Innovation and Assessment, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies, University of Pennsylvania Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Founding Director, Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility, University of Pennsylvania Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine and Abramson Cancer Center
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Center for Cellular Immunotherapies
Smilow 8-114
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-1481
B.A. (Major-Biology, Minor-History)
The University of Pennsylvania , 1984.
Ph.D. (Immunology and Infectious Diseases)
The Johns Hopkins University, 1992.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-doctoral Fellow, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Naval Medical Research Institute, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 1992-1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Immunology, Cell and Gene Therapy

Description of Other Expertise

Good Manufacturing Practices

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Levine's interests include cell, gene, and biologic therapy clinical trial development, manufacturing, and testing and lymphocyte growth, activation and senescence.

Selected Publications

Ghilardi G, Fraietta JA, Gerson JN, Van Deerlin VM, Morrissette JJD, Caponetti GC, Paruzzo L, Harris JC, Chong EA, Susanibar Adaniya SP, Svoboda J, Nasta SD, Ugwuanyi OH, Landsburg DJ, Fardella E, Waxman AJ, Chong ER, Patel V, Pajarillo R, Kulikovskaya I, Lieberman DB, Cohen AD, Levine BL, Stadtmauer EA, Frey NV, Vogl DT, Hexner EO, Barta SK, Porter DL, Garfall AL, Schuster SJ, June CH, Ruella M.: T cell lymphoma and secondary primary malignancy risk after commercial CAR T cell therapy. Nat Med Jan 2024.

Wang K, Tseng CY, Li Z, White C, Wang B, Levine BL, Fesnak AD.: A simulation-based comparison of centralized and point-of-care supply chain strategies for autologous cell therapy. Cytotherapy 25(12): 1370-1379, December 2023.

Bobisse S, Bianchi V, Tanyi JL, Sarivalasis A, Missiaglia E, Pétremand R, Benedetti F, Torigian DA, Genolet R, Barras D, Michel A, Mastroyannis SA, Zsiros E, Dangaj Laniti D, Tsourti Z, Stevenson BJ, Iseli C, Levine BL, Speiser DE, Gfeller D, Bassani-Sternberg M, Powell DJ Jr, June CH, Dafni U, Kandalaft LE, Harari A, Coukos G.: A phase 1 trial of adoptive transfer of vaccine-primed autologous circulating T cells in ovarian cancer. Nat Cancer Sep 2023.

Jung IY, Noguera-Ortega E, Bartoszek R, Collins SM, Williams E, Davis M, Jadlowsky JK, Plesa G, Siegel DL, Chew A, Levine BL, Berger SL, Moon EK, Albelda SM, Fraietta JA.: Tissue-resident memory CAR T cells with stem-like characteristics display enhanced efficacy against solid and liquid tumors. Cell Rep Med 4: 101053, Jun 2023.

Diorio C, Shraim R, Myers R, Behrens EM, Canna S, Bassiri H, Aplenc R, Burudpakdee C, Chen F, DiNofia AM, Gill S, Gonzalez V, Lambert MP, Barz Leahy A, Levine BL, Lindell RB, Maude SL, Melenhorst JJ, Newman H, Perazzelli J, Seif AE, Lacey SF, June CH, Barrett DM, Grupp SA, Teachey DT.: Comprehensive Serum Proteome Profiling of Cytokine Release Syndrome and Immune Effector Cell Associated Neurotoxicity Syndrome in B-Cell ALL Patients Receiving CART19. Clin Cancer Res Jun 2022.

Gill SI, Frey NV, Hexner E, Metzger S, O'Brien M, Hwang WT, Brogdon JL, Davis MM, Fraietta JA, Gaymon A, Gladney WL, Lacey SF, Lamontagne A, Mato AR, Maus MV, Melenhorst JJ, Pequignot E, Ruella M, Shestov MA, Byrd JC, Schuster SJ, Siegel DL, Levine BL, June CH, Porter DL.: Anti-CD19 CAR T Cells in Combination with Ibrutinib for the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Blood Adv Mar 2022.

Melenhorst JJ, Chen GM, Wang M, Porter DL, Chen C, Collins MA, Gao P, Bandyopadhyay S, Sun H, Zhao Z, Lundh S, Pruteanu-Malinici I, Nobles CL, Maji S, Frey NV, Gill SI, Tian L, Kulikovskaya I, Gupta M, Ambrose DE, Davis MM, Fraietta JA, Brogdon JL, Young RM, Chew A, Levine BL, Siegel DL, Alanio C, Wherry EJ, Bushman FD, Lacey SF, Tan K, June CH.: Decade-long leukaemia remissions with persistence of CD4(+) CAR T cells. Nature 602(7897): 503-509, February 2022.

Odeh-Couvertier VY, Dwarshuis NJ, Colonna MB, Levine BL, Edison AS, Kotanchek T, Roy K, Torres-Garcia W.: Predicting T-cell quality during manufacturing through an artificial intelligence-based integrative multiomics analytical platform. Bioeng Transl Med 7: e10282, Jan 2022.

Myers RM, Li Y, Barz Leahy A, Barrett DM, Teachey DT, Callahan C, Fasano CC, Rheingold SR, DiNofia A, Wray L, Aplenc R, Baniewicz D, Liu H, Shaw PA, Pequignot E, Getz KD, Brogdon JL, Fesnak AD, Siegel DL, Davis MM, Bartoszek C, Lacey SF, Hexner EO, Chew A, Wertheim GB, Levine BL, June CH, Grupp SA, Maude SL.: Humanized CD19-Targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells in CAR-Naive and CAR-Exposed Children and Young Adults With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Journal of Clinical Oncology 39(27): 3044-3055, September 2021.

Manjunath SH, Cohen AD, Lacey SF, Davis MM, Garfall AL, Melenhorst JJ, Maxwell R, Arscott WT, Maity A, Jones JA, Plastaras JP, Stadtmauer EA, Levine BL, June CH, Milone MC, Paydar I.: The Safety of Bridging Radiation with Anti-BCMA CAR T-Cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma. Clin Cancer Res Sep 2021.

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