Michelson Prize Finalist Dr. Gabriele Casirati Makes Cancer Immunotherapies Safer through Genetic Engineering

Michelson Prize Finalist Dr. Gabriele Casirati Makes Cancer Immunotherapies Safer through Genetic Engineering

When Gabriele Casirati decided to specialize in hematology as a newly minted physician, the field was undergoing a revolution. In recent years, new techniques such as personalized immunotherapy, stem cell therapies, and the use of genetically modified immune cells...
Michelson Prize Finalist Dr. Carla Nowosad’s Research Explores How Bacteria and Antibodies Coexist in the Gut

Michelson Prize Finalist Dr. Carla Nowosad’s Research Explores How Bacteria and Antibodies Coexist in the Gut

If a cut becomes infected by bacteria, the human immune system can quickly kill the invading bugs by producing antibodies that attack them. Yet the human gut is full of bacteria that support our health, and somehow the immune system knows to leave them alone. That...
Coordinating the War on Pathogens: Dr. Bingxu Liu’s Research on Immune Proteins Wins 2024 Michelson Prize

Coordinating the War on Pathogens: Dr. Bingxu Liu’s Research on Immune Proteins Wins 2024 Michelson Prize

Growing up in a small village in China, Dr. Bingxu Liu had never met a scientist and didn’t know what their jobs entailed. So he turned to books about scientists, fascinated by stories that explained the process of discovery. “It was always rewarding when they would...
2024 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology Awarded for Groundbreaking Research on STING’s Role in Immune Response

2024 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology Awarded for Groundbreaking Research on STING’s Role in Immune Response

Dr. Bingxu Liu’s Research Unveils Stimulator of Interferon Genes as Pivotal Immune Sensor Channel   LOS ANGELES, CA – Dr. Bingxu Liu has been awarded the 2024 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology for his work in furthering the understanding...
California Governor, Education, and Research Leaders Announce California Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy to be Based at New UCLA Research Park

California Governor, Education, and Research Leaders Announce California Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy to be Based at New UCLA Research Park

Revolutionary biomedical research center will be a “Field of Dreams” for breakthrough discoveries and new therapies The Michelson Medical Research Foundation, led by Dr. Gary K. Michelson, is a founding partner of the new California Institute for Immunology and...