Allogene Therapeutics Adds Immunotherapy Luminaries, Thomas F. Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D., and Stephan Grupp, M.D., Ph.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board
“We are privileged to welcome Drs. Gajewski and Grupp to our
New Allogene SAB members:
Thomas F. Gajewski, M.D., Ph.D. is the AbbVie Foundation Professor in Cancer Immunotherapy and practicing physician at the University of Chicago. Throughout his career Dr. Gajewski’s work has focused on understanding fundamental aspects of anti-tumor immunity and bringing these concepts forward from the laboratory into clinical trial testing in patients. Under Dr. Gajewski’s leadership, his laboratory uncovered a role for downstream resistance pathways allowing tumor evasion from the immune response. An author of more than 250 manuscripts, 20 book chapters, and a speaker at over 200 scientific conferences, Dr. Gajewskihas served as past president of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, is founding editor of the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, is past chair of the Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy grant review study section at the National Institutes of Health(NIH), has served on the program committees for the American Society of Clinical Oncology(ASCO) and the American Associationfor Cancer Research(AACR), and is a grant reviewer for the Melanoma Research Allianceand Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Gajewskihas been honored with numerous awards and recognitions and in 2015 was designated a Distinguished Professor at the University of Chicago. He holds a B.S., Ph.D. in Immunology, and M.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.
Stephan Grupp, M.D., Ph.D. is the Novotny Professor of Pediatrics and co-lead of the Abramson Cancer Centerpediatrics program at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He also serves as the Section Chief of Cellular Therapy and Transplant in Division of Oncology, Director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program, and Medical Director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Labat the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His primary area of clinical research is the use of CAR T and other engineered cell therapies in pediatric cancers and other disorders such as sickle cell disease. He led all of the pediatric/young adult ALL trials of CTL019, now approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationas Kymriah® (tisagenlecleucel), as well as the global registration trial for CTL019 (NEJM 2013, 2014, 2018). His primary laboratory interest is the development of new cell therapy treatments for pediatric cancers. Over 200 scientific publications have been generated by Dr. Grupp’s research, and he has received numerous achievement and impact awards for his contributions to the cell therapy and oncology fields, including his election to the National Academy of Medicinein 2019. Dr. Gruppreceived his M.D. and his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicineand completed multiple fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Instituteand Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The new advisors join existing
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