Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research Day

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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Stevens Institute of Technology celebrates its research accomplishments every Spring with an all-day on-campus event, where attendees can learn about exciting new opportunities in AI, and network with the Stevens Chemistry and Chemical Biology community.

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2024's Research Day features our Stivala Lecture with Dr. Michael Milone ’93, Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a panel discussion with leading scientists in academia and biopharma, student/faculty poster sessions and more.

This Year's Speakers

Adam Weinglass

Adam Weinglass

Ph.D., Executive Director, Screening & Compound Profiling, Merck & Co

Pek Lum

Pek Lum, Ph.D.,

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Auransa

Oscar Puig

Oscar Puig, Ph.D.

Vice President, Translational Medicine and Diagnostics, Nucleai

Benjamin Tycko

Benjamin Tycko, M.D./Ph.D.

Co-Director, Institute for Cancer and Infectious Diseases, Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation

 Dr. Michael MiloneSTIVALA LECTURE

Dr. Michael Milone, Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Abstract: Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies have transformed over the last two decades from an idea on the fringe of clinical medicine to a cornerstone of therapy for multiple B-cell malignancies including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Despite its success, many challenges remain to this highly bespoke engineered T cell therapy especially to its applications to solid tumors. This presentation will discuss some of these challenges and novel receptor and cell engineering approaches for improving effectiveness. We will also discuss opportunities for applying engineered T cell therapy to diseases beyond cancer such as autoimmunity.

Yong Zhang and Abhishek Sharma standing together holding an award

Celebrating Achievements and the Stewards Behind Them

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology's Annual Holiday Dinner brings together our community for a celebration of student success along with faculty stewardship.