Natural killer cell chimeric antigen receptor therapy
Grant Project Details:
Using the body’s own immune system to combat cancer is a highly promising field, but there have been some serious side effects reported with early methods. Dr. Osborn is working to deliver the powerful cancer-fighting CAR proteins via natural killer cells, cells that normally recognize and destroy tumors without targeting healthy tissue.
Grant Awardee Biography
Mark Osborn, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the Stem Cell Institute, Center for Genome Engineering, and the Masonic Cancer Center.