Immune Engineering

Over the past decade the focus of many bioengineers and clinicians has been shifting towards "immune engineering" approaches that include but are not limited to engineered biomaterials for vaccines, immunotherapy (immune-modulation), cell and gene therapy, immune microenvironment engineering, and systems immunology. These research areas embrace a comprehensive list of translational immunology-associated problems including chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, aggressive cancers, allergies, etc. The purpose of the Immune Engineering SIG is to bring together emerging ideas and provide a venue for professional interaction to a large number of academic and industrial research groups and scientists working in these areas.

Officers

Chair: Kara L Spiller, PhD
Associate Professor
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut St.
Bossone 718
Philadelphia, PA 19104
t: (215) 571-3822
e: kls35@drexel.edu

Vice Chair: Joshua C. Doloff, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
400 N. Broadway, Smith Bldg., Room 5027
Baltimore, MD 21287
t: (410) 614-6479
e: jcdoloff@jhu.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: Abhinav Acharya, PhD
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
650 E. Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287
t: (480) 727-2632
e: apachary@asu.edu

Program Chair: Shreya Raghavan, PhD
Texas A&M University
3120 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
t: (979) 458-3126
e: sraghavan@tamu.edu

Web Contact: Rahim Jindani, M.Sc
NCSU College of Textiles
Textile Enigineering Chemistry Science
2401 Research Drive
1000 Main Campus Dr 3305
Raleigh, NC 27695
t: (248) 821-0923
e: rjindan@ncsu.edu

Student Contact: Yaoying Wu, PhD
Duke University
FCIEMAS, Rm 1336
101 Science Dr.
Campus Box 90281
Durham, NC 27708
t: (540) 577-0460
e: yw195@duke.edu

Industry Representative: David Martin, PhD
Sr. VP R+D, CSO
Tepha Inc
99 Hayden Ave
Suite 360
Lexington, MA 02421
t: (781) 357-1702
e: martin@tepha.com

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Yaoying Wu, PhD
Duke University
FCIEMAS, Rm 1336
101 Science Dr.
Campus Box 90281
Durham, NC 27708
t: (540) 577-0460
e: yw195@duke.edu

Past Chair: Susan Napier Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Georgia Insitute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
315 Ferst Dr Nw, Ibb - Rm 2315
Atlanta, GA 30332
t: (404) 385-1126
e: susan.thomas@gatech.edu

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