Headshot portrait of Remus Wong - Bio-X Bowes Fellow
Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2010
Home Department: Bioengineering
Faculty Advisors: Christina Smolke (Bioengineering) and Michele Calos (Genetics)

Research Title: Genetic engineering of T cells using RNA regulatory elements

Research Description: Remus is pursuing research in synthetic biology with specific goals to design, construct, and engineer biological functions in cells using regulatory RNAs. Adoptive T-cell therapy uses genetically engineered T-cells for cancer treatment, and this approach has demonstrated promising results in clinical trials. Remus hopes to further improve this technology by developing RNA-based genetic regulatory systems to control T-cell function and survival in response to pharmaceutical drug inputs.


Remus is a Principal Scientist at Nkarta, where he performs cell therapy research and process development activities on Nkarta's engineered NK cells.