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Thought Leaders on Gene Editing, Cancer Immunotherapy and Vaccines Convene at Drexel’s National Symposium

December 15, 2022

How can scientists develop new ways to change our immune systems to treat disease and help the body heal from injury? National leaders in the rapidly growing field of immune engineering pursuing these answers will gather at Drexel University for the 4th Annual Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium, hosted by Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.

Now in its fourth year, the nation’s only conference on translational immunology and engineering, will be held from Dec. 7-9 at the Study Hotel in University City. It will showcase the latest research in biomedical engineering and basic and translational immunology.

The symposium was established at Drexel in 2019 by Biomed Professor Kara Spiller, PhD, a leading researcher studying the immune system’s interaction with bone and tissue scaffolding to facilitate injury and wound healing. Spiller co-hosted the inaugural event with her colleagues Chris Rodell, PhD, Yinghui Zhong, PhD, Michele Kutzler, PhD, from the College of Medicine. The idea for the national gathering stemmed from monthly gatherings between Drexel Biomed and College of Medicine researchers to discuss collaborating on immune modulation research.

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