Penn Center for AIDS Research

Pilot Feedback Talks

The Developmental Core of the Penn Center for AIDS Research hosts Pilot Feedback Talks for recipients of the previous year's Developmental Pilot Awards. These talks give awardees an opportunity to prepare, rehearse, and present their scientific work for open feedback from their peers and more senior members of the CFAR community.

For additional information, contact: Mandi Bell at


Upcoming Pilot Feedback Talks

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Access the Blue Jeans virtual meeting HERE

“Development of Gamma-Delta T cells with CRISPR Knock-In of CAR19 into CCR5 Gene (gdCAR19-CCR5KO) as a Therapy for HIV-Associated B cell Lymphomas”

Simon F. Lacey Ph.D., Director, Translational and Correlative Studies Laboratory (TCSL) Center for Cellular Immunotherapies
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

“DNA Delivery of Advanced HIV Immunogens”

Daniel W. Kulp, Ph.D., Associate Professor Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center
The Wistar Institute

Past Pilot Feedback Talks

Friday, September 25th, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Ready, Set, COVID, Go: Launching the Neonatal Infections and MicroBiome (NIMBi) Study in a Pandemic

Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases, Perelman School of Medicine | Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

A Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study of a Lay Counselor Program to Treat Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use/Abuse in Youth at Risk for and Living with HIV 

Merrian Brooks, DO, MS, Attending Pediatrician/Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Instructor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

View the full presentation HERE  

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