Frontiers of Science: Prof. Alexander Marson, Reprogramming T cells with CRISPR

Aika

5.11.2020 klo 18.00 - 19.00
Associate Prof. Alexander Marson, University of California, US
Reprogramming T cells with CRISPR

host: Riitta Lahesmaa (riitta.lahesmaa@utu.fi)

Registration is open until November 3rd 12:00
https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/96809133B456C8E1


The goal of Marsons lab is to understand genetic circuits that control human immune cell function in health and disease. They employ genomic techniques to map epigenetic circuits that establish highly specialized cell identities. Marsons team have begun to identify autoimmunity risk variants that disrupt immune cell circuits, and how pathogenic circuits may be targeted with novel therapeutics. His lab has developed new tools for CRISPR genome engineering in primary human T cells and they are now pursuing a comprehensive strategy to test how coding and non-coding genetic variation controls functional programs in the immune system. Genome engineered human T cells hold great potential for the next generation of cell-based therapies for cancer, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases.

ed publications

Roth TL et al. 2020. Pooled Knockin Targeting for Genome Engineering of Cellular Immunotherapies. Cell. 181: 728-744.e21.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.03.039

Nguyen et al. 2020. Polymer-stabilized Cas9 nanoparticles and modified repair templates increase genome editing efficiency. Nat Biotechnol. 38: 44-49
https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41587-019-0325-6

Shifrut E et al. 2018. Genome-wide CRISPR Screens in Primary Human T Cells Reveal Key Regulators of Immune Function. Cell. 175: 1958-1971.e15
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2018.10.024

Roth TL et al. 2018. Reprogramming human T cell function and specificity with non-viral genome targeting. Nature 559: 405-409
https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0326-5

Schumann K et al. 2015. Generation of knock-in primary human T cells using Cas9 ribonucleoproteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112: 10437-42
https://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1512503112



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