Bio-X SIGF Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2022
Home Department: Chemistry
Faculty Advisors: Carolyn Bertozzi (Chemistry) and Alice Ting (Genetics and Biology)

Research Title: Cell Delivered Targeting Chimeras for Precision Oncology

Research Description: Cancer remains a leading cause of death in the United States behind only that of heat diseases (CDC). Here Jonathan outlines a proposal for a cell-based therapeutic that induces the degradation of essential proteins on cancer cells. This therapy is designed to be highly specific as it is gated by a customizable antigen sensor. The expected outcome is the death of cancer cells while leaving healthy tissues unharmed. This work will contribute to the development of cell-based cancer therapeutics.