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Immunotherapeutics and Biotechnology

Associate Professors

Magdelana Karbowniczek, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, DIB, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Karbowniczek joined the SOP in 2010 from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, where she completed post-doctoral training. Her research focuses on the molecular pathways in cell biology cancer, investigating the triggers for cell fate. Her research is currently funded from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.

Maciej Markiewski, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, DIB, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Markiewski joined the SOP in 2010 from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where he served as senior research investigator in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His research interests are in the biology of innate immunity, tumor immunology and tumor microenvironment.  His research on innate immunity and breast cancer is funded by the Department of Defense.

Assistant Professors

Aristotelis Astreinids, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, DIB, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Astrenidis came to the SOP in 2014 from University of Ioannina School of Health Sciences, Greece. He is a biologist by training, specializing in human genetics, molecular and cell biology, and biochemistry. His research interests include two genetically-related rare diseases: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and sporadic pulmonary Lymphagioleiomyomatosis in addition to cancer, tumor suppressor syndroms, PI3K, mTOR, PLK1, mitosis, signaling, and drug discovery.

Ninh (Irene) La-Beck, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, DIB, School of Pharmacy
Dr. La-Beck came to the SOP in 2011 from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she completed a fellowship in oncology. Her research focuses on drug formulations using nanoparticles and their interaction with the immune system.

Devin Lowe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, DIB School of Pharmacy(/em>
Dr. Lowe joined the SOP in September 2013 from the University of Pittsburg as a senior scientist at the Center for Immunotherapeutics Development. His expertise is in tumor immunology and cancer vaccines.  Dr. Lowe brings immunology, biotechnology and testing of cancer vaccines in the clinic to the department.

Pratip Mitra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, DIB, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Mitra will join the SOP in December 2013 from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He has an academic appointment and will be the department's leader in developing educational scholarship.

Laurence Wood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, DIB, School of Pharmacy
Dr. Wood joined the SOP in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where he completed his post-doctoral training in cancer immunology and immunotherapy.  His research focuses on the ISG15 pathway and this pathways role in regulating immunity, tumorigenesis and tumor immunosuppression.

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