Illinois virus expert refocuses on cancer research

Illinois virus expert refocuses on cancer research

Photo of Nicholas Wu. Urbana, Ill. – Nicholas Wu, assistant professor of biochemistry, was recently named an associate member of the Cancer Center at Illinois. Previously focusing on viruses such as influenza and COVID-19 in his research, Wu is eager to expand his...
CCIL Seed Grant Q&A: Aditi Das

CCIL Seed Grant Q&A: Aditi Das

Project title: “Elucidating the Role of Minor Cannabinoids on Immune Cell Activation Involved in Lung Cancer Metastatic Progression” Research team includes: David Sarlah (Prinicipal Investigator), assistant professor of chemistry, and Timothy Fan,...
Student Spotlight: Bingtao Tang

Student Spotlight: Bingtao Tang

Bingtao Tang, PhD Candidate, Molecular and Integrative Physiology C*STAR Program, 2018 Cohort What led to your interest in cancer research? I received my bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. After that, I came to the...
Driving T-Cell Immunotherapy To Solid Tumors

Driving T-Cell Immunotherapy To Solid Tumors

Image of T-Cell.  T cell receptor (TCR) gene therapy can target the immune system to solid tumors in ways CAR-T cells can’t match, but the field is still looking for a clear success. Last September, GlaxoSmithKline took over one of Adaptimmune Therapeutics’...