The CETI (Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy) Program is a multi-PI program led by:
- Dr. Catherine Bollard, Professor of Pediatrics & Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine
- Dr. Rohan Fernandes, Associate Professor of Medicine
- Dr. Eric Yvon, Associate Professor of Medicine
- Dr. Conrad Russell Cruz, Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine
The CETI Program is housed within the Cancer Center at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Our lab focuses on combining nanomedicine and gene-modified cell-based immunotherapies for targeting cancer and infectious disease. Our sister CETI lab is located at the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.
Our projects include developing antigen-specific T cells to target infection; gene-modifying lymphocytes to increase cytotoxicity against tumors, decrease immunosuprression, or secrete broadly-neutralizing antibodies against HIV; and using nanoparticles to enhance immune cell effector function and drug delivery.